Our 2017 Bucket List…May Update

Our 2017 Bucket List…May Update

It really does only seem like the other day I was writing my April update. May has flown by, along with the rest of this year. Let’s see if we managed to tick any more of our bucket list.


  1. Get our loft boarded (boring, but practical!)
    • Yes, we got this done a couple of weeks ago and it’s brilliant. It took them all day, as it has to be on stilts and you can’t just lay down the boards. It has meant we can make a start on the spare bedroom, now all the boxes have gone.
  2. Have a patio laid
    • The patio is laid and I’m so pleased that we were able to get it done. One of the perks of living on a new build estate, there are lots of handy builders around to do jobs for us. We’ve had a couple of sunny afternoons and the girls have been out playing on it. 
  3. Install a shoe rack in the hallway
    • Yes, we built it and it is installed in the hallway. I love this area of the house now and I always smile when I walk into our home.
  4. Buy new bedroom furniture for Holly
    • Not only have we brought it, but we also put it all together. Holly’s room looks so much bigger with this furniture and I am just putting the finishing touches to it.
  5. Get blinds/curtains/shutters at all the windows
    • We got our lovely shutters fitted a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t be more pleased with them. They have completed the rooms so perfectly and I love them. That is now all our windows done. 
  6. Decorate the girls bedrooms
    • I decorated Alice’s bedroom with fairy wall stickers and she loves it. Holly’s room is so nearly done, I just need to find the perfect rug and it’s finished.
    • I’ve now done Holly’s room with a woodland theme and it’s gorgeous. Her little face when she saw it was a picture and that makes it all worthwhile.

The Girls…

  1. Potty Train Holly
    • Well we tried it for four days over the Easter holidays and she just isn’t ready. So, it’s on hold and I will try again in a few weeks. – I’m going to try again after our camping trip. 
  2. Find new swimming lessons for Holly 
    • Yes, we got the call last week to say she had a space and we had our first lesson this week. She loved it! 
  3. Alice to start Rainbows
  4. Have an Easter Egg Hunt 
    • Yay! We went for a lovely Easter Egg Hunt at Highclere Castle with all my family. The girls had great fun making their way around the ground looking for the clues. They got a really good size egg too! We also had an Easter egg hunt in the garden too, you can’t have too many can you!
  5. Go on more bike rides
  6. Have a birthday party
  7. Move Holly into a bed
    • With Holly’s new furniture arriving, we moved her across to a bed a couple of weeks ago. Whilst it didn’t quite go to plan, you can read about it here if you fancy it. She absolutely loves her new bed and is sleeping for longer.

Andy and I…

  1. Have a night away together
  2. Go to the cinema
    • Andy and I had a lovely evening with our friends. We out for dinner and then to see Trainspotting 2, which I loved.  
  3. Have a day date
  4. Andy to go to a football match or cricket test match
    • Andy went to Wembley with his friends and he has a cricket test match booked to go in July. 
  5. Laura to have a spa day – This is booked in for July, ya! 
  6. Laura to go to a blogging conference
    • I went to BlogOn this month and had a brilliant time. It was lovely to meet my wonderful friend Laura and we stayed up chatting until 2am. I got to see some old faces and some new ones too and I enjoyed it so much more than last time.
  7. Andy to play golf
  8. Have friends over for dinner

As A Family…

  1. Go to a National Trust Property that we’ve not been to before
    • We brought National Trust passes this month and the girls and I headed to Mottisfont with my parents. We had a great time and it was really beautiful. We will definitely be heading back with Andy and visiting lots more NT places.
  2. Go to the beach
    • At the weekend we headed to the beach. It wasn’t that warm, but not cold. But it was a bit windy! The girls loved it though and we had a great time. I know we will be heading to the beach a few more times this year. 
  3. Have a holiday
    • We have booked our holiday and we are off to Wales in August. I can’t wait!
  4. Go camping for the first time
    • We’ve booked to go with our friends in June. We were meant to go last year, but Alice came down with chicken pox two days before, so fingers crossed we make it this year.
  5. Visit Devon
  6. Go to the cinema
    • At the weekend the girls and I went to the cinema with my mum. It was Holly’s first time and she loved it. We went to see Trolls, which is a great film. We all went as a family to see The Smurfs The Lost Village and we all loved it. I used to love the smurfs when I was a child and I love that the girls do too. It was brilliant 
  7. Visit a theme park – We are off to Paultons Park in August for the girls birthday! 
  8. A trip to London
  9. Go ice skating
  10. See a panto

I was not expecting to have ticked off so many this month. I love that both Andy and I managed to both have some time doing the things we love. It’s so important to have this time apart, to be ‘you’ for a while. Let’s see what June brings for us…




  1. 30/05/2017 / 07:28

    Gosh, you’ve done loads this month, that’s fab! Great to have a holiday and spa booked to look forward to as well! I hope June is a fab month for you all.

  2. Sarah (Mum x3x)
    31/05/2017 / 16:28

    Wow, lovely list! Camping sounds so much fun! Good luck getting all your house stuff done, everything sounds amazing!

  3. 31/05/2017 / 18:09

    ah love that your having a spa day! So healthy to have time for ourselves x

  4. 01/06/2017 / 14:08

    Wow what a busy month! I love this idea – a great way to stay focused on things that you want to achieve and memories you want to create 🙂

  5. 04/06/2017 / 06:27

    You really did have a great month. I saw you across the room at BlogOn but didn’t get chance to say hi, it was a great event wasn’t it? Good luck ticking off some more this month and gave fun camping x

  6. 05/06/2017 / 22:22

    Potty training is the worst isn’t it?! I hated it with both of my two, you’re definitely doing the right thing waiting until she’s ready I reckon. Hope June is a fab month for you lovely.

    Stevie x

  7. 12/06/2017 / 22:37

    Boarding a loft is a total arse ache, good luck with you!

  8. 13/06/2017 / 06:48

    Wow you really killed it in May – well done you! Potty training is so hard but definitely only works when they are ready. We tried my girls and they just weren’t there but when they were, it was really easy.
    I haven’t been to the cinema with my hub for ages. We used to go all the time! Glad you enjoyed Blog On. No idea how I missed you!!

  9. 30/06/2017 / 09:48

    Wow, what a super productive month. I hated potty training. In the end, I just left it and Little Miss H did it when she was ready. I’m very jealous of your spa day. Hugs Lucy xxxx #MonthlyBucketList – sorry it’s taken me so long to comment.

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