Our 2018 Bucket List…An Update!

Our 2018 Bucket List…An Update!

Every year I love to write a bucket list and until now I haven’t looked at it or given you an update on how we are getting on. Life has run away with me this year. I can’t wait to see how we’ve done so far…


  1. Decorate one of the downstairs rooms, either the lounge or the family room.
    • The family room is 90% done, there are just a few photos to go in the walls. I would love some new lights and I need to arrange everything on my desk. But I absolutely love what we’ve done to the room so far.
  2. Decide what we’re doing with our garden and start work on it.
    • We know what we want to do, we now need to go to the garden centre and find out how much its going to cost. Then save for it!
  3. If we save enough money, decorate our bedroom.
    • Yes! I’m so pleased that I’ve been able to do our bedroom. The shutters are on order and not due until June. The shelves are coming mid-April and I need to decide what to do on the wall behind our bed. But I LOVE this room!
  4. Have a gallery wall going up the stairs.

The Girls…

  1. Remove Alice’s stabilisers
    • We’ve taken them off, we now just need to practise more. But with all the snow and rain we’ve not had much chance.
  2. Teach Holly how to ride her bike correctly
    • Same as above, the weather has been against us.
  3. Bake once a month with the girls
    • I think I’ve done this. What with all the snow days and rainy days we’ve done lots of baking.
  4. Have an Easter Egg Hunt
  5. Plant and grow sunflowers
    • Yes! Alice and I went and planted our sunflower seeds last week and now waiting to see if they will grow (please grow better than last year!).
  6. Have a birthday party for Holly and Alice

Andy and I…

  1. Have a night away together
  2. Go to the cinema
    • We’ve only done this as family. Not yet just the 2 of us.
  3. Have a day date
    • We are having a day date this weekend and we can’t wait.
  4. Andy to go to a football match/cricket game
    • Andy has been to a football match with his friends and also a Rugby match.
  5. Laura to have a spa day
  6. Have friends over for dinner/BBQ
  7. Watch a sunset
  8. Laura to visit Scotland for the first time
    • Yes! I had a lovely trip to Eagle Brae in January with some lovely blogging friends. What a beautiful place and I would love to return with my family.
  9. Do Go Ape
    • We had this booked and it got cancelled due to the snow. Alice and I are now doing it this weekend and can’t wait.
  10. Andy to start running again
    • Yes! He has been really good and going a few times each week. He runs with his friend and I think this a great way to motivate yourself.
  11. Laura to learn Lightroom/Photoshop
    • I’ve brought them and I do use Lightroom. I now need to learn more about to get the best from it.

As A Family…

  1. Go to a National Trust Property that we’ve not been to before
    • When we went glamping for the first time in Dorset, we took a trip to Corfe Castle. It was beautiful and definitely one of my favourite National Trust places we’ve been to.
  2. Go strawberry picking
  3. Have a holiday abroad if possible.
    • We made a decision not to go abroad this year. The cost of it was ridiculous and we decided to use the money to have a holiday in the UK. A few little trips throughout the year and also to do the family room. It was definitely the best decision we made.
  4. Take the girls camping
    • Hopefully we will get a chance to do this in the warmer months. But we did go glamping for the first time and loved it.
  5. Visit Cornwall
    • Our family holiday this year is to Cornwall and we can’t wait to go. I’ve not been since I was a child and it will be great fun.
  6. Visit a theme park
  7. A trip to London
    • This is all booked for October and I can’t wait.
  8. Visit the Bluebells
  9. Collect conkers
  10. Go pumpkin picking
  11. Find a sunflower field
  12. Go to a new beach
  13. Go to Alton Towers
    • Yes! We went last week for 2 days and had an amazing time. We were really lucky to have a sunny day and the girls loved Cbeebiesland. It was brilliant and we can’t wait to go back in a few months.
  14. Go ten pin bowling
    • We went for the first time as a family on the 1st January! It was great fun and the girls loved it. We will definitely be doing it again.
  15. See a different Father Christmas experience
  16. Have a weekend away
    • We’ve had a couple of weekends away already this year and we have 4 more booked in for the rest of the year. We decided to make this the year that we got away more and so far we’re loving our little adventures away.
  17. Go Glamping
    • We had a wonderful time glamping at Caalm Camp in Dorset in February. We were a bit apprehensive about it before we went, but it was brilliant fun. I can see us doing it again.

I can’t believe how much we’ve managed to do already. Just writing this post I can already see what a difference this year is going to be to any other. I guess it’s a sign that our girls are growing up, which makes it easier to go away more.

I’m excited for the plans we’ve made for the rest of the year.


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  1. Vicki
    11/04/2018 / 11:09

    Looks like you are doing well with the bucket list!

  2. 11/04/2018 / 20:33

    Wow! You are all doing so well, what a fantastic start to the year. We are also having our holiday in Cornwall this year and I can’t wait!

  3. 11/04/2018 / 21:02

    What a brilliant list! I might steal a few of these for my family x

  4. Hannah | MakeDo&Push
    12/04/2018 / 21:14

    It looks like you’ve been up to so much already 🙂 We’re also going away more this year and making the most of the weekends xx