At the moment, the world is living in unprecedented times. We have never been in this situation before and we are all suffering from the uncertainty of what is in-front of us. I definitely feel very trapped and fearful, and to avoid focussing on thinking about the things I can’t do at the moment, i’ve found that putting together a list of things i’d love to do the most when this is all over – a ‘life wishlist’ – as this will all be over, that I can promise you. Why don’t you do one too? Don’t think about what’s realistically possible, focus on your dreams.
Go on an Alaskan Cruise
I would love to visit Alaska and see that stunning landscape; but i’m not a fan of the cold, so a warm, luxurious cruise ship would be the way to do it for me! Maybe i’ll be able to book an Alaska cruise in 2020. I hope the world heals itself soon. The glaciers in Alaska would be amazing to see, as would some of the animals.Visit Titanic Wreck on a Submarine
This one really scares me (the going under the water and possibly being unable to breathe bit) but I have been so interested in the Titanic disaster for such a long time and i’ve visited museums and exhibitions on it across the world; so that this is definitely something I would love to experience. I did my Advanced Higher Art portfolio on the Titanic, and it would be utterly amazing to see the ship first-hand.Live and Work in Los Angeles
I would love a home in the hills of LA to live in for at least 6 months. I’d love to spend more time on the studio backlots and get to know more people in the Hollywood film and TV industry. LA is my favourite place in the world. I love the culture, the weather, the shopping, the food. Beverly Hills makes my soul sing. See one of my latest blog post on Los Angeles here.
Visit the Oval Office
I am a huge fan of US TV shows about the president and the CIA such as Scandal, Homeland, Madam Secretary etc. I would love to walk around the Oval Office at The White House. The President doesn’t need to be there…actually, i’d prefer he wasn’t, as then I could sit at his desk! I’ve been in the Oval Office set from the US TV show Veep; but not the real one!
Stay in the Ice Hotel
There’s a hotel in Sweden, just north of the Arctic Circle that is made entirely of ice – walls, fixtures and fittings – and it has to be rebuilt every winter. I love the idea of staying here on a cold dark night, all wrapped up cosy. It would be such an experience!Perform in a West End Musical
I was a professional and trained actress, but sadly I cannot sing very well or dance that well either; which puts me at a bit of a disadvantage. However, I would love to perform the lead role in something like Chicago to a packed West End audience in London; even if I had to lip-sync! Chicago is my favourite musical and the one that i’ve seen the most!
Go on a Disney Cruise
I was actually meant to be doing this soon; but I fear I won’t get to go due to the Coronavirus issue. I would love to go on a Disney cruise in the Caribbean one day though, and stop off at their private island Castaway Cay in the Bahamas, as i’m a Disney geek and their cruise ships are amazing. Now, I will admit that it is the lure of the 24-hour buffet that draws me in the most; along with the fact I like to be lazy on holiday – so having everything in one place is very appealing to me.
Have a Published Book
I’ve been saying this for years, and one of these days I really will get round to writing it; but I would love to have a beautiful book on sale in bookshops – maybe a lifestyle guide, a fashion/beauty book or a luxury travel guide. Who knows?
Attend the Oscars
After years of working in TV and film, i’ve been to my fair share of glittering award ceremonies; but there is definitely something about The Academy Awards that sets it apart from everything else. Oh, and before you suggest, no, going as a ‘seat filler’ will not suffice. 2021 – the 93rd Academy Awards – i’m coming for ya!Spend Christmas in New York
I think New York, with my family, would be the most magical place to spend Christmas. It would look visually stunning, and there would be great food and amazing shopping. A luxury hotel would have to be involved too, of course.
Stay in a Sorority House
This is so immature; but I love the idea of the American college sorority. I think i’ve been watching too much trashy TV; but I think it would be amazing and such a bonding experience to stay in one. Does anyone want to give me a room for a week? We can braid each other’s hair?…
Shoot a Gun (Safely!)
Now, let me make it clear that I am very much against any shooting of people or animals. It is not acceptable under any circumstances. I am also very against personal gun ownership; but I think that shooting is a historical skill that we shouldn’t lose. There are safe and controlled ways, within a licensed business establishment, to learn how to shoot a gun without harming a living thing. I’d love to try clay shooting outside, or even just visit a shooting range.
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