My current bucketlist

I want to travel.
I want to do good things as a volunteer.
I want to live and work outside of Australia for one year, sometime in the rest of my life.
I want to learn a musical instrument… the violin will do.
I want go to the gym in the mornings, not at night.
I want to go from XXXL to XL.
I want to attend all four days of a Sheffield Shield match at the new Adelaide Oval.
I want to attend every session of an Adelaide Writers’ Week.
I want to attend every session of an Adelaide Film Festival.
I want to go to the Mildura Writers’ Week.
I want to go to the Balaklava Cup.
I want to go to the Parndana Country Show.
I want to go to Noumea.
I want to drive around New Zealand.
I want to deepfry oysters in batter in my kitchen.
I want to go to Darwin and see the football at Bathurst Island.
I want to study pure mathematics at the University of the Third Age.
I want Tanya Plibersek to be Prime Minister for at least two terms.
I want to walk into the scrub at the top of Lynton for two days and two nights and sleep in the huts.
I want to walk from Mount Lofty to Bridgewater.
I want to grow a beard for six months, only.
I want to go to either Greenland or Antarctica.
I want to be able to continue to read Bob Ellis. That’s almost impossible.
I want Molly Meldrum to survive and St Kilda to win a premiership for him.


  1. Pamela Sherpa says:

    G ‘day John. Sounds like you have plenty of things to do to keep you out of trouble over there in S.A
    Poor old Molly certainly did some damage didn’t he? . Here’s hoping he recovers and the Saints come good for him.

  2. John Kingsmill says:

    Not enough things in that list, Pamela.
    I want to take you our for dinner one night.

  3. Pamela Sherpa says:

    Invitation accepted John. Would love to catch up on all the SA footy news.. Hopefully at an Almanac launch next year.

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