Sunday, 19 January 2014

My Bucket List for 2014

There’s a hole in my bucket, dear Liza dear Liza, there’s a hole in my bucket... 

We’re three weeks into the year and I’m springing a bit of a leak.  I haven’t really had time to get my act together since the bells rang at midnight and me and Rusty the hamster brought in the New Year with a glass of Prosecco.  There’s been too many things yanking at my chain and now I’m going to have a bit of me time.
With this in mind, a friend of mine asked me recently what my bucket list was going to be for the New Year.  So I did what he suggested and I wrote it down and here it is.

1.  Write at least two more novels and publish two more on Amazon.  I've already got one in the can and loads more ideas for others.  In fact, one is practically screaming in my ear as I type and it’s a bit different so I hope it works.  It’ll be a medieval road trip with horses, witches and psychotic nuns.  I think.  And enter more writing competitions.

2.  Try harder get a boyfriend.  This will be much harder than it sounds due to where I live; the choice is woeful.  Internet dating is expensive and a bit of a joke – cue plug for my novel The Ghost Hunters Club – but it does at least make for amusing blog posts.  I mean all I want is a man who is handsome with a decent job, nice, witty, clever, bloody patient and kind to hamsters and won’t get on my nerves.  It’s not much to ask, is it?

3.  Stop listening to people who suggest that I should go out with a man because they think he might have a nice personality and that I should be more caring and less selfish.  Time wasters the lot of them.  For example, one man I had to endure recently wasn't yet divorced and obviously had financial problems.  Fortunately my mother made me see sense when she said, ‘sounds like a f***ing loser to me.’  My mother’s opinions are always refreshing, such as the time when she compared one of my ex-boyfriends to Beaker from The Muppets.

4.  Have more experiences outside of my comfort zone.  I've already volunteered for the staff hockey team at work.  I’m hopeless with balls and for a change, I’m not being smutty.  This should be interesting as the last time I played hockey was at school in the eighties.  It should be pointed out that I did score a goal but unfortunately it was the wrong end of the pitch.

5.  Save more money and think seriously about buying a house.  This is of course a pipe dream as houses are ridiculously expensive to buy on your own and I’d also have to do stuff around the house and not ring my landlord every time I need a light bulb changing.  In my defence, I do have a very complicated bulb in my bathroom.  However, I draw the line at having a garden as I have no intention of ever trimming a bush.

6.  Don’t put on any more weight.  See my blog post about the World Taekwondo Championships and my underpants moment in a large stadium when I realised with horror I was too fat for the middleweight division.

7.  Eat less sugar.  See above.  I've already given up sugar in my tea but I must stop eating so much crap at work.

So what’s in your bucket list for 2014?

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  1. *giggles at the trimming a bush line*
    I am *so* on board for a a medieval road trip with horses, witches and psychotic nuns.

  2. *also giggles at the trimming a bush line* :D
    That sounds like a very interesting bucket list. We can't wait to read your medieval road trip story. Just the idea of it sounds brilliant. Like a Monty Python sketch.
    We haven't really thought of a bucket list. Last year it was to try something new as much as possible and we achieved that, so this year it will probably be along the same lines. Oh and to actually start making proper money from this writing malarkey.

  3. I made a list for 2014 but it's mostly just boring mummy stuff :/