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The big screen and the small screen - My Budget Bucket List with MoneySupermarket.com

Inspired by the 2007 film The Bucket List, with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, MoneySupermarket.com have challenged bloggers to think of what's on their bucket list.

The idea is to think of one budget item and one extravagant item that you'd have on your bucket list for a chance to win some cash to go towards actually doing it!

Let's start with the extravagant one. If money were no object, I would want to see the Grand Canyon. Perhaps this item on my bucket list was inspired by a film too (I mean who doesn't remember the emotional roller-coaster of an ending of Thelma and Louise).

Whenever I see photos of the Grand Canyon, I am just mesmerised by the breath-taking beauty of the landscape - such an amazing natural wonder.
Image from USA Today.
As we home-school the children, I often find myself day-dreaming about how a trip to the Grand Canyon would not only be a big tick on my bucket list, but would make for a pretty awesome geography outing for the kids, eh?

Now onto the budget item.

Still inspired by the screen, we are big Doctor Who fans in our household. When we found ourselves having a spontaneous visit to Cardiff a couple of years ago (another perk of homeschooling - you can just take off at a moments notice to explore anywhere that takes your fancy), we spotted a few locations that have featured in episodes of programmes like Doctor Who and Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood. Then we spotted a film crew arriving at the hotel we were staying at to do some filming for Sherlock.

That's when the thought occurred to me... perhaps there's a way of combining the two things and getting to spot the Doctor himself on location!!!

As a teenager I used to do crazy things like sit outside The Grand Hotel in Brighton stalking Boyzone to get a glimpse of them, so what would be so different about hanging around in Cardiff to a glimpse of The Doctor.

I guess the thing that is stopping me is a lack of time to do my research and get organised as I think a bit of pre-preparation with finding out seasons for filming would be handy. Also I find that I am far more self-conscious about things like 'hanging around' to catch a glimpse of someone these days than I was as a teenager. So I guess that is what's stopping me from doing my budget bucket list idea!

So in the meantime, I'll just have to be satisfied with my toy TARDIS moneybox whilst I save up those pennies to complete my dream bucket list ideas.

This is my entry into the Moneysupermarket.com Budget Bucket List competition. I am tagging the following bloggers who may like to take part too:
A Strong Coffee
Rachael Jess - Just so
Shay and Family


  1. Fantastic - I was slightly Boyzone obsessed too!

    1. they were the last boyband that I could be a fan of - after that point they were all far younger than me! x


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