Goal 79: Own 100 acres of land
Although I did not specify this in my original list, one of my childhood dreams was to own an island. The tales of Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson were early inspirations but also just the sheer fun and adventure of living in such a remote location.
The way I've always seen it, if you own your own island, you essentially become your own monarch. I'm sure the local monarch or government would not see it that way but the chance to create your own world is an irresistable one for me and objections are just an obstacle to overcome.
Anyway, The Times has an article published this week: The world's 10 most affordable islands (currently for sale)
Number one is even affordable...
Raspberry Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, 8 acres, £51,200
Even while unemployed, if I could persuade 11 friends to join me in a joint purchase, I would beg or borrow £5000 to invest in the chance to own a share in an island. Anyone interested?
My wife thinks I'm crazy. I asked her what she would do with an island. Her response, build a bridge!
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Fallen Warriors update: Finally managed to get my BIC today. 387 words. Met my weekly goal for the first time in a month. Onwards and upwards...
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