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Liz’s Backwards Bucket List


Saw the Moscow Circus, several times

Saw Disney on Ice

Went to the Easter Show, multiple times

Went to the Australian Museum for the first time (1986)

Went to the Powerhouse Museum

Watched the Tall Ships reenactment on the Bicentennial, 1988

Rode a horse

Visited Taronga Zoo and Western Plains Zoo

Fed wild emus

Visited the Maritime Museum

Saw snow and built a tiny snowman

Travelled to VIC, QLD and the ACT


Went to the United States of America – California and Hawaii – my first time overseas

Went to Mexcio – a day trip

Climbed a volcano

Swam at the famous surfing beach, Waimea Bay.  If you can call it swimming.


Camped in a tent for the first time (go Girl Guides!)

Epic roadtrip with my family

Went snow skiiing for the first time


Went to an Australian Girl Guide Muster

Went to Luna Park


Swam with dolphins


Watched the rugby league from a corporate box

Went to see Les Miserables at the Capitol Theatre


Saw Pygmalion performed at the Riverside Theatre

Saw dolphins in the wild


Went on my first holiday without my parents (accompanying my Nana to a wedding)

Saw the fairy penguins on Phillip Island

Read The Lord of the Rings


Went to events at the Olympics (Softball, Women’s Hockey Medal matches)

Went to events at the Paralympics (Opening Ceremony, Track and Field, plus several days of day passes where you can access most venues)

Got engaged

Went to Singapore – my first Asian country

Rode an Elephant

Held a python

Held an orangutan

Ate barbequed sting ray (tastes like a fishy beef jerky)

Went in the cockpit of an aeroplane.  While it was flying


Went to the National Art Gallery

Finished my uni degree


Got married

Began my first full time job

Fell pregnant

Went to the Ettamogah Pub

Went on a tour of the Great Ocean Road

Went to the Boxing Day Cricket in Melbourne.  I think it was the first cricket match I’d ever been to.


Gave birth, became a parent


Got my nose pierced


Gave birth again (no pain relief!), first ride in an ambulance

Learned to crochet


Gave birth again


Began Spanish classes

Began homeschooling

Went to Shakespeare by the River – saw Twelfth Night

Gave birth again


Shakespeare by the River – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Went in my first Dragon Boat, and my first Dragonboat race

Had articles published in Education Choices magazine


Saw Tim Minchin, Live, at the Opera House

Saw Macbeth performed live, at Shakespeare by the River


Gave birth again


Had dinner in the revolving restaurant in Centrepoint Tower


Ran my first 5km fun run – The Colour Run

Went to my first high tea

Got my first tattoo

Ran my first timed fun run – The Mother’s Day Classic

Joined parkrun

Attended a night event (Jurassic Lounge) at the Australian Musuem for El Dia De Los Muertos


Became a parkrun tourist for the first time
Completed a Spartan Stadium Sprint


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