My new List for Living

1) Move to the countryside (DONE!)

2) Live in my own house (DONE!)

3) Enjoy walks with Sasha the dog (DONE!)

4) Play a netball game, again (DONE!)

5) Recover from chemo on a ridiculously perfect beach (DONE!)

6) Have a day at the zoo (DONE!)

7) Go to Paris by Eurostar just for lunch (DONE!)

8) Visit Pompeii and drive along the Amalfi coast (DONE!)

9) Explore the ancient ruins in Rome (DONE!)

10) Snorkel on a coral reef (DONE!)

11) See snowy mountains in Scotland

12) Take a dip in Iceland’s blue lagoon

13) See the Northern Lights (DONE!)

14) Go tobogganing

15) Bathe in the Bath Spa as the sun goes down (DONE!)

16) See Stonehenge at sunrise (DONE!)

17) Go into space (DONE!)

18) Get married (DONE!!!)

19) Get my book published

20) Present a BBC Radio 4 programme (DONE!)

21) Hold an exhibition of my cow photographs (DONE!)

22) Do voluntary work (DONE!)

23) Learn to make sushi

24) See the Giants Causeway

25) Visit Barcelona

26) Ride my bike again

27) Fly a kite (DONE!)

28) Zoom down a zip wire (DONE!)

29) Travel on a steam train (DONE!)

30) Go coasteering (DONE!)

31) Take a speed boat down the Thames (DONE!)

32) Swing on a trapeze

33) Fly in a hot air balloon (DONE!)

34) Take a private jet over London (DONE!)

35) Go on a road trip

36) Be driven very fast around a race track in a sports car (DONE!)

37) Sleep under the stars (DONE!)

38) Learn to play poker

39) Get a henna tattoo

40) Grow my hair long, again

41) Be a model and work the catwalk (DONE!)

42) Eat a meal in a prison

43) Pull a pint in a proper pub (DONE!)

44) Have a picnic (DONE!)

45) Go glassblowing (DONE!)

46) See puffins in Britain (DONE!)

47) Swim with sharks

48) Sail alongside a pod of dolphins at sea (DONE!)

49) Ride a camel across a desert

50) Drink champagne in one of the best bars in the world just before Christmas to celebrate still being alive. (DONE!)

2 thoughts on “My new List for Living

  1. I vividly remember having dinner with you in Kiev. You were superb and wonderful to be around. I also recall your heart-rending tale of your fight against cancer. You were uplifting, inspiring, great company and I still think about you and your battle. You certainly leave a lasting impression. Best wishes. You missed Machu Picchu of your list. Did it for my 50th. I know you would love it. xx

  2. Dear Helen, we haven’t heard from you for a while……are you OK? Hopefully enjoying life without the chemo :) There’s still lots more things on your list……especially curious about how you’ll report on challenges number 42 and 49! Take care, keep well …blessings, bren

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