A nectar list is simply a list of all the cool, important, memorable things you’ve done in your life. I think everyone should do this! My memory is awful and I’m a big fan of lists, so I really enjoyed doing this.


‘Collect moments, not things’ is one of my favourite quotes. It makes you rethink what you spend your hard-earned cash on! Everyone’s nectar list will be so different, which makes them so interesting. When I’m old and grey, I can show my kids and grand-kids this list and they’ll think their granny is kick ass!

I printed my list and framed it and I will keep adding to it from now on! I am also thinking it would be nice to have a photo collage of my nectar list.

‘I’ve come to know that memories, are the best thing you ever have” Ben Howard

Here’s mine…

Collect Moments Not Things…

  • Drove A Quad Bike Round The Island Of Ko Tao
  • Swam In Rockpools In Ireland, Hot Springs In Australia And Secluded Beaches In Asia
  • Watched The Sunrise Over Angkor Wat
  • Zorbed Down A Hill On My 22nd Birthday
  • Sky Dived On My 21st Birthday
  • Micro Lighted Over The Coast Of South Africa
  • Inter Railed Across Europe
  • Cliff Jumped Into Crocodile Infested Waters
  • Did A Bungee Drop In Seattle
  • Scuba Dived In Thailand And Bali
  • Snorkelled In Maya Bay
  • Travelling From Island To Island On A Thai Long Tail Boat, Phi Phi
  • Lying In A Hammocks In A Secret Treehouse, Ko Phanghan
  • Witnessed Bioluminescence At A Beach Cove In Thailand
  • Went To Oz All On My Own
  • Swam Behind A Waterfall In Lombok
  • Rode A Tandem Bike Around One Of The Gilli Islands With My Mum
  • Travelled On A 30 Hour Bus Journey From Thailand To Cambodia To Laos
  • Danced Till Sunrise At Two Full Moon Parties
  • Made Mud Pies With My Granda
  • Climbed To The Top Of The Mourne Mountains
  • Graduated With A First And An Award
  • Visited Concentration Camps In Berlin and Poland
  • Saw The Colosseum Lit Up At Night In Rome
  • Drank Wine Under The Eiffel Tower
  • Smoked Weed And Ate Hash Brownies In Amsterdam
  • Been On Two Safaris In South Africa
  • Ran From A Cheetah
  • Booked A Very Spontaneous One Way Ticket To Australia
  • Planted Watermelons And Pumpkins In Australia
  • Took a Road Trip And Camped On The Great Ocean Road
  • Jet Skied In Bali
  • Had Water Fights In The Rain
  • Drank Champagne At The Top Of Cave Hill, Belfast
  • Watched 4th July Fireworks On Top Of A Roof In Seattle
  • Went To A Baseball Game
  • Got A Bamboo Tattoo
  • Fed Deer in Phoenix Park, Dublin
  • Have had Friendships That Have Lasted Over Two Decades
  • Been Splashed By A Whale In Florida
  • Visited The Roman Baths In Bath
  • Spent A Night In The Outdoor Hot Tub While It Snowed Around Us
  • Went On A Shark Cage Dive But Only Saw Tuna 😦
  • Surfed In Donegal And Portrush
  • Drank Guinness In Temple Bar, Dublin
  • Fell in love on a watermelon farm
  • Trekked Bareback On Elephants In A Jungle
  • Boarded A Sinking Boat En Route To Phi Phi Island
  • Walked Through The Marble Arch Caves In Enniskillen
  • Watched (And Laughed) At Kiera Getting Stuck In Quicksand
  • Had A Close Call When We Rolled Backwards In A Pick-up Truck To The Edge Of A Cliff in Thailand
  • Had Wild Kangaroos Jump Alongside Me In Dongara
  • Fed Crocodiles In Darwin
  • Fed Wild Monkeys In Thailand And Bali
  • Flew First Class From The London to Dubai
  • Saw Wild Penguins At St. Kilda Pier
  • Drank Cocktails On A Rooftop Bar In Melbourne
  • Experienced Xmas In Oz And Had An Aussie Barbie
  • Sang Galway Girl In Galway
  • Got A Four Hands Massage In Kuta, Bali
  • Had A Water Fight In My Home Town – Glenlola Collegiate Versus Bangor Grammar
  • Danced With My Mum At A Festival
  • Rode Horses Along The Donegal Coast And Up The Dublin Mountains
  • Danced On A Bar In Crete
  • Watched The Sun Go Down Over The Rice Fields In Bali
  • Celebrated New Year’s At A Street Party In Dingle
  • Did The Fire Slide At Full Moon Party
  • Watched Fire Shows On Beaches In Thailand And Bali
  • Walked Across Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
  • Hunted For Giants At Giant’s Causeway
  • Rode In A Tuk Tuk Around Bangkok
  • Saw London From The Top Of The London Eye
  • Backpacked For 14 Months Around Asia And Australia
  • Drank Butter Beer On Privet Drive At Harry Potter Studios
  • Slept Under The Stars On A Roof Garden, Sydney
  • Watched A Gaelic Match At Croke Park
  • Swam Beside A Turtle Scuba Diving, Thailand
  • Swam In Infinity Pools, Ko Phangyan And Kuta
  • Rode Bikes Around Melbourne City Centre
  • Touched the Berlin Wall
  • Woken By Monkeys Running Around Our Apartment, South Africa
  • Drank Beer In A Medieval Tavern, Prague
  • Stood In Anne Frank’s Annex
  • Sat On The Iron Throne, Titanic Studios, Belfast
  • Swam In The Irish Sea On Christmas Morning
  • Hiked Across A Glacier In Iceland
  • Saw The Northern Lights, Iceland
  • Swam In The Blue Lagoon, Iceland
  • Stood In A 5000 Year Old Passage Grave, Newgrange
  • Did The Giant Swing and Zipline At Todds Leap
  • Climbed To The Top Of Djouce, Wicklow Mountains
  • Bathed In A Roof Top Geothermal Pool Overlooking The Danube, Budapest
  • Swam In Geothermal Baths Dating Back To The 1600’s, Budapest
  • Wakeboarded In The Titanic Slipway In Belfast
  • Attempted Kite-surfing, Northern Ireland
  • Saw Van Morrison Concert On Cyprus Avenue, Belfast
  • Watched Bosnian’s Jump Off Stari Most Bridge, Mostar
  • Sailed The Adriatic Sea, Croatia
  • Chased Dolphins, Sailing Croatia
  • Watched the fireworks in Copenhagen, New Years Eve 2015
  • Walked 140m Below Ground In The Salt Mines, Krakow
  • Visited Auschwitz And Birkenau
  • Slept In A Medieval Castle, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
  • Walked to the very top of Ireland, Malin Head
  • Watched the Northern Lights dance over the Newry sky, N.Ireland
  • Moved to Dublin
  • Kayaking through the Big Lagoon, Bacuit Archipelago –  El Nido, Palawan
  • Swimming through a cave to a secret beach, Bacuit Archipelago –  El Nido, Palawan
  • Zip lining from one island to another on Christmas day – Corong Corong beach, El Nido, Palawan
  • Watching the sunset on Christmas Night – Corong Corong beach, El Nido, Palawan
  • Canyoneering and waterfall jumps in the jungle –  Kawasan falls, Badien, Cebu
  • Snorkelling with turtles in Turtle Bay –  Moal boal, Cebu
  • Swimming with whale sharks – Oslob, Cebu
  • Watching fire flies on the beach, Panglao Island Resort, Bohol
  • Massages on the beach with the sound of the waves crashing beside us on Christmas night, corong corong Palawan
  • Forest bathed at the Ring of Gullion
  • Ate veggie haggis in Edinburgh
  • Did an underground tour of the old streets and alleyways of Edinburgh
  • Had Fika in Stockholm
  • Swam in the Irish Sea at Sunrise
  • Surfed in Ericeira, Portugal
  • Climbed the Moorish Castle walls, Sintra, Portugal
  • Watched the sunset over Lisbon
  • Sang ‘Bangor Town’ at a Foy Vance gig
  • Saw Billy Connolly at long last
  • Swam in the sea at forty foot on Christmas Day
  • Had a snowball fight in Bratislava
  • Ice skated through trees and under the stars in Vienna
  • Broke a world record for skinny dipping in the Irish Sea with my mum and 2500 other women.
  • Watched the Gondolas pass by in Venice
  • Walked around the rainbow coloured house of Burano
  • Watched the sunset over Florence
  • Enjoyed a thunderstorm in Siena
  • Swam in the sea at Cinque Terre
  • Bathed in the natural hot springs of Saturnia
  • Drove through the Tuscan countryside
  • Propped up the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Cycled atop of the city wall of Lucca.
  • Travelled Belgium and Italy by train
  • Ate vegan Belgium waffles in Bruges
  • Made it to 30 countries by 30 (29 years and 9 months to be precise)

To Be Continued…

Enjoy your adventure, and return safely,

the wandering boomerang 🙂

Here are some photos of my nectar list memories…

www.thewanderingboomerang.com travel blog

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