The first 8/80 books that I have on my shelves
So for my Bucket List, my aim is to read at least 80 books. My bookshelves groan under the weight of an eclectic mix of book types. These are some of the books I still hold onto including fiction (romance, thriller, crime) and non-fiction (biographies, history, poetry). Because we have such great writers, I have a bias towards Irish story-tellers and in my opinion they are world-class. So
I was always a voracious reader. From the age of 9 I devoured books without pictures…..borrowing them from my local Carrick public library. Mrs. Galvin, the librarian, knew me and my friend, Catherine, well. But I would read anything….magazines, Readers’ Digest, holiday brochures, even clothing catalogues.
Say “Thank You” in 8 languages
In Ireland, some of the very first words you learn to say are “ta ta”. As a toddler, my parents would ask me “what’s the magic word?” whenever I was handed or given something. (Usually Marietta
I can just see my close friends spluttering out their tea with laughter as they see this post. Me! Giving cooking advice! Hahaha. It’s well known that I’m not exactly a domestic goddess. I have a sign in my kitchen that reads:
My name is Mary and this is my bucket list blog ...having survived a near-death experience. I hope it encourages you to "live your best life". See how I'm completing my own bucket list items. And let me know how you're getting on with yours!