The Done It List

Working our way through the bucket list of life and sharing the experience

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dune bashing dubai desert sunset

On the metro again, heading towards Dubai Creek, home to several of the Souk’s. The first to try and sell us the world was the old textile market. The variety of colours and patterns were almost as overwhelming as the sellers attempts make us purchase anything. Draped in silks and offered any kind of designer bag you […]

souk madinat jumeirah dubai sunset burj al arab

So you want some sun, sea and sand when it’s cold and wet in England. Only seven hours away on an Emirates flight from Londons Heathrow sits Dubai. We’ve stopped here a few times on the way to further flung places, so it was exciting to see what the place looke like outside the airport terminal […]

petworth house uk

The age old question of what to do to make the most of that rare English gift of a Sunny day? The day needs to be savoured and preferably not spent sat in a queue of traffic on the way to Dorset or some other seaside location. Digging out the good old National Trust guide and […]

disney land paris castle mini mouse ears

An early start, but who can sleep before going to Disney Land?! After a lot of research and confusion about how to get there, We decided it was easier and cheaper to get the metro. A stroll to the nearest the station (Sevres Lecourbe) aiming for Nation, from there onto the main line service for Marne-la-Vallee. […]

eiffle tower and carousel paris

Arriving at St Pancras at some unholy time in the morning, 11 or something (more painful than it sounds when you are coming straight from a night shift), and after a fairly painless passage through security, its onto the Eurostar for the just over two hour trip from central London into Paris. Thankful for ticking the […]

elephant bath taro bali elephant safari park

Venturing into the Jungle can be a hazardous experience, it is easy to be eaten, bitten, lost, dehydrated and many other potentially life terminating activities. So we opted for a guide led stroll through some of more user friendly Jungle and paddy fields around the village of Taro, although this didn’t stop me freaking out […]

padma resort ubud pool night

Buffet breakfast was becoming something we would find hard to live without, when we returned to England and with the views provided from your table it was going to be a real challenge The resort provides a regular shuttle to and from the City of Ubud, having booked two seats on the air conditioned shuttle […]