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. I’m obsessed with the city and i’m constantly dreaming of all those great Southern Californian beaches too! I’d love to do the LA to San Francisco road trip too as it looks amazing!
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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