Inspire-Buckets- a look at life

Bucket is not a title that would normally inspire a piece however the ever present use of the phrase bucket list has made me look more carefully at this topic.

Many people who blog have an impressive Bucket list of places they want to visit and things they want to do.  Some are doing so out of a sense of adventure and others all too aware of the clock ticking.

But there is a whole language about buckets that needs to be discussed.

First as this is meant to entertain then I hope that it will not be a bucket dredger or  just a collection of bucket statements. Clearly I must not be seen to be scraping the bucket for a line to say

After all I would hope that you would want to progress from the cheaper bucket seats at the back of the article to those near the front and where the Champagne Bucket is located.

Perhaps if the champagne and ice bucket is empty then the wine bucket might be a good second choice.  I am sure that the bucket shops can offer plenty of choices regarding seats.  They could also probably arrange a reasonably priced lunch bucket.  Some places even run to a dinner bucket, although I do worry if that means putting more than a penny in the bucket.  Heaven forbid that they short change you and give you something from the slop bucket

A reminder to the gentlemen that as this is a posh establishment that you need to remover your bucket hat.

If you happen to be sat next to the fire bucket that you will have a responsibility to lift the bucket and throw its contents.  That is assuming that it has not become a rust bucket and falls apart in your hands.

Our American friends have reason to dread that it might be  a honey bucket– a toilet which does not need water and has to be emptied manually! In the days of the outside toilet in the UK that was the Privvy or Poo Bucket

But enough of that mal-odourous humour after all what is happening here is assembling a bucket list of statements before going on to complete some of them.  Thankfully we now have flushing toilets in the UK.  That does not apply however if your bucket list is about going  wild camping and off grid to coin the phrase- hence the honey bucket

Then there are special metal buckets– to carry water/ice/beer bottles.  One special use of metal buckets will be to carry ash from a barbecue an ash bucket.


However not to put to delicate a point on it when we finally kick the bucket then often there is not much left except a bucket of ash and memories.

It is for that reason that I encourage every body to have a look at the following quotes which came from

Winston Churchill is reported to have said

We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

Winston Churchill

Then Marilyn Manson said

Don’t ever empty the bucket of mystery. Never let people define what you do. It’s not about zigging when you should zag. It’s not about doing something unprecedented and unpredictable. It’s just about never being a word, or something that is not in the process of transformation.

Marilyn Manson

The quote from Carl Sandburg is a particularly apt one.

I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.

Carl Sandburg

So I hope that I have given you an opportunity to look again at buckets although I am aware that this article is merely a drop in the bucket of life


The most important one is that bucket and spade when you have precious time to spend with the family 



In case you need a full list of buckets then this google link might complete the full bucket list- of all types of buckets that is

I hope that this has brought a smile to your face and inspired you to enjoy life.

No matter what is in the bucket that day

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