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.
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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