Northern Lights tops 'bucket list' of things Britons want to do before they die

Daily Echo: The Northern Lights pictured in Norway The Northern Lights pictured in Norway

CATCHING a glimpse of the Northern Lights has topped a bucket list of things Britons would like to see or do before they died.

A survey of 2,000 people by the National Lottery placed seeing the aurora borealis natural phenomenon above any other personal desire.

Personal achievements also featured high on the list, with retiring comfortably featuring in second place.

Visiting the Niagara Falls, the pyramids in Egypt and the Grand Canyon made up the rest of the top five.

And buying houses for all the family, flying first class and learning a foreign language all featured on the wish list.

Andy Carter, a winners' adviser for the National Lottery, said: ''Everyone has their special bucket list of dreams but we have seen a shift amongst our winners in recent years.

''It is now less about owning a fleet of cars or getting a swimming pool installed and more about shared experiences with family and friends.

''It's gone from the tangible to the memorable.

''Fifteen years ago, winners often bought top-of-the-range cars, holiday homes and expensive designer handbags but now we hear many more tales of winners taking groups of 20 or more friends and family on holiday.

''Gifting and sharing memorable moments brings a great deal of happiness to our winners so it is no surprise to see these feature on the nation's bucket list.''

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3:23pm Sun 29 Jun 14

southy says...

I must be one of the lucky few that have seen both Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and Aurora Australis (Southern Lights)
I must be one of the lucky few that have seen both Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) southy
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12:27am Mon 30 Jun 14

Kyoboshi says...

What, at the same time ?
What, at the same time ? Kyoboshi
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12:41pm Mon 30 Jun 14

southy says...

Kyoboshi wrote:
What, at the same time ?
I wish Kyoboshi, i notice we had an thumbs down idoit on this article. Just for that lack of knowledge person I have been to Antarctica (south pole) where I see the Aurora Australis this was back in the early 70's, and in the 80's I see the Aurora Borealis here in the UK
[quote][p][bold]Kyoboshi[/bold] wrote: What, at the same time ?[/p][/quote]I wish Kyoboshi, i notice we had an thumbs down idoit on this article. Just for that lack of knowledge person I have been to Antarctica (south pole) where I see the Aurora Australis this was back in the early 70's, and in the 80's I see the Aurora Borealis here in the UK southy
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