In Fausto Brizzi's novel, One Hundred Days of Happiness, Lucio discovers he only has three months left to live. Vowing to also make them the happiest, he sets out with his family on a journey across Italy, determined to win back his wife, to create the best possible memories for his children and ultimately to become the man he was always meant to be.
So we asked ourselves the same question, what would we do if we only had 100 days to live?
Justine Anweiler, Designer
Float the Verdon Gorge in France while eating an ice cream. I come from a city where floating down the river is the thing to do every summer and once I stumbled on (Pinterested my way to) The Verdon Gorge – well, it’s what childhood dreams are made of!
Susan Reuben, Project Editor:
To visit Matisse’s Rosary Chapel in Provence – La Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence.
Fiona Scobe, Editorial Assistant
I’d like to start a conversation with a French-speaking stranger! I’m learning French to speak to my partner’s family, and they’re very forgiving – but I’ve been too shy to attempt to speak French to anyone other than them.
Kate Green, Publicist
To see the Northern Lights.
Sarah Mclean, Head on International Sales
To learn to drive! And climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
Laura Langlois, Non Fiction and Events Executive
To master the dish Ceviche – I ate this on a daily basis in Peru and absolutely love it, but have yet to muster the confidence to serve friends raw fish!
Francesca Pearce, Communications Executive
To eat a beignet in Paris.
Alex Saunders, Editorial Assistant
Sky Dive! To take the leap to a different persective.
Katie Sparks, Audio Administrator
To bottle feed baby elephants in India or swim with the retired elephants of the Andaman Islands.
Catherine Alport, Publicity Manager
Top of my bucket list is to one day to get tweeted by JK Rowling. Career and personal win.
Leanne Williams, Head of International Sales
To make it into the Guinness Book of World Records. I don’t want to be the catalyst for this with any particular skill (only because I don’t have one), but rather just join a group – like biggest group of people dressed up as potatoes in one place.
So, what's on your bucket list?
Listen to a clip from One Hundred Days of Happiness by Fausto Brizzi, read by Mark Meadows