Posts tagged ‘Bucket List’

March 4, 2012

Snow in March

Today we went on a 25km walk near Dorking, Surrey. It was our navigational training and as gold Duke of Edinburgh ‘explorers,’ we were thrown in the deep end with a map and compass.

The weather was appalling. It rained for the majority of the day and when it wasn’t raining, it was hailing or snowing, in March!

Highlights of the day:
1) Standing at the top of the hills watching the snow fall on the fields and watching a train go by
2) When a woman in a car stopped to ask us for directions. What sane person stops to ask DofE kids, completely soaking wet, where to go?!
3) Getting lost in a Forest and pricking a path because Will ‘feels’ that it’s the right way

Without my group, I’d be lost. I love every single one of them. Bring on Gold!!

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June 4, 2011

Collection of words on paper

Waterstones Piccadilly - Xmas windowA few days ago, I received a letter from my school telling me that I have won the academic achievement prize. Annually, three year 11 students are awarded prizes: sporting, performing arts and academic achievement. We are told to purchase a book worth up to £15; this amount will be given to us, alongside the book we bought. The school will print its logo onto the front cover of my book and will also write a message in the first pages.
I have been on a hunt for a total of 10 hours to find a book to use and finally I bought a collection of stories by Roald Dahl. I was content with my choice of book and really hope it has sentimental value in years to come.

On my journey to find this book, I visited countless book stores from WHSmith’s to Foyles’ but my favourite had to be Waterstones, Piccadilly. It has a cosy and warm atmosphere with over eight and a half miles of shelving and regularly hosts book signings. It was so easy to find the books I wanted and that is an essential quality of a bookshop. The retro, redo sofas dotted about the floors were great for me to narrow piles of books down to one.

I as a student am by no means well off enough to afford to buy the books I wanted to read, so on the way home I popped into the library and borrowed some of the titles I did not buy. Bucklist no.58 was inspired by bookstores… Have a library in my home. I also really want to go to Hatchards, Piccadilly.
Happy reading!
May 31, 2011

Obsession with Bridges

As I have mentioned before, I have a bucket list (http://teenithiy.tumblr.com/bucketlist) and recently I have added the following…
42. To cross the following bridges: Gateshead Millennium, London
43. Millau Viaduct, Southern France
44. Magdeburg Water, Germany
45. Oresund, Copenhagen, Denmark and Sweden
46. Erasmusbrug, Rotterdam, Netherlands
47. Bosphorus, Istanbul
48. Golden Gate, San Francisco
49. Coronado, San Diego
50. Sydney Harbour, Australia
51. Kintai, Japan
52. Akashi-Kaikyo, Japan
53. Hangzhou Bay, China
54. Tsing Ma, Hong Kong
55. Fehmarn Belt, Baltic Sea, German and Denmark (when completed in 2018)

I have a fetish for amazing architecture!

Some of the bridges above are just world-class:

 Golden Gate Bridge

 Coronado Bridge

Some are just so clever…

 Magdeburg Water Bridge

 Hangzhou Bay Bridge

But some are just absolutely stunning…

 Millau Viaduct Bridge

 Kintai Bridge

Although not all the best bridges are on my list of things to do before I die, the following may be a good place to start:
Gateshead Millennium, Humber Estuary and the Second Severn Crossing.

I shall keep you posted with how I get on.