Completing my Bucket List

An Overview of 2016

So that’s another year over, and I like to finish the year looking back on all of the good things that have happened.


Starting in January where we went for a long weekend to Iceland.  On the Golden Circle tour we saw the frozen Gulfoss waterfall and the geysers.  We took a Icelandic pony ride through the black lava fields then explored the black lava caves, got locked in a prison to try Reykjavik escape, then our final night was spent in front of the Northern Lights.


February I crossed off visiting a Cat Cafe off the bucket list, had an interview with the BBC about my bucket list and became a brand ambassador for Craghoppers.



Even though we’ve visited Edinburgh many times, we’ve never visited the tourist attractions.  On a long weekend we explored the castle, the dungeons, Mary Kings Close, Camera Obscura and the Diamond Heist Escape Room.



April included a weekend break to Copenhagen, with a day trip to Malmo, Sweden and my first ever bloggers event where I met so many amazing local women.




My mum joined me in May on a trip to Switzerland.  We spent a lovely day on the train stopping off along the lake and taking in the beautiful sights.  On our day trip to France, Mum took a brave step and came up the cable car to the top of Aguille Du Midi, then stepped out onto the void. After lunch we got shouted at by a french waiter and got to see his ass – lucky us.



On my return I headed along to my first ever Comic-con where I got to work on some more special effects make up.  I loved my Lorne from Angel look.



In June we took our first ever relaxing vacation.  One week in Lanzarote relaxing on the beach, eating and drinking.  We did however take a day trip to Timanfaya National Park to see the volcanoes.  I also added two more tattoos to my collection, including my amazing Deathly Hallows one.


I was also selected to go along on the Elevator Challenge – where I learned so much about myself, and met some great people.

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I celebrated my 28th birthday by booking my first ever solo trip to College of Wizardry in March 2017.  We also took a last minute weekend break to Amsterdam.



G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S – The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen.  This month involved some crazy adventures, including dressing up as an alien in a prison and BEEing a bee keeper.

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This was our biggest trip of the year.  Starting in San Francisco, we headed up to Portland, Seattle and Vancouver.  With a stop at the most beautiful place I have ever seen in my life. Yosemite National Park.



My favourite month of the year.  A month of horror.  Zombie runs, killer clowns, haunted houses and escape rooms.


The only exciting thing from November was binge watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer again.


We had a wonderful weekend in Munich exploring the tourist attractions, the Christmas market and watching the Krampus run.

and finally I crossed some off road driving off the bucket list.


Special thanks to all of the hotels, tours, brands I have worked with over this year, including Craghoppers and Grayline.

Every year I try push myself to do as much as I can and I’m happy with the outcome of 2017.  I have a lot planned for next year already, but until then I’m away to spend the rest of this year watching Harry Potter with my husband.

I hope you have a Happy New Year and a bucket list filled 2017.

4 thoughts on “An Overview of 2016

    1. completingmybucketlist Post author

      It’s definitely one of the
      Most beautiful places I’ve ever been. You can fly from Aberdeen now too 🙂

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