Last Friday’s post inspired me to do a summer bucket list. Here goes …
As some of you may know, we moved into a new house last May. And while we’re mostly settled, there are still a lot of things to be done, especially outdoors. The plan is to section the garden where we can plant a few vegetables away from little T’s play area. That way (hopefully), there won’t be any accidents, like plants being trodden on or broken by a stray ball or child.
I also want to plant some flowers and herbs. When I say “plant” it mostly means helping the husband out, since he is the one with a green thumb. I have been known to kill plants by over-watering them.
2. Play Area for T
In the summer time (or maybe even before T breaks up for school), we can finally purchase a trampoline for T and have the time to set it up, and find a proper designated spot for her paddling pool. You see, most of the garden slopes a bit and we want to find an area that is flat, if not find ways to make it flat. A paddling pool that tilts won’t be any fun at all.
We also want to set up proper wooden swings in the garden. We’re lucky to have some trees with branches that look strong enough to hold swings, so hopefully, we’ll be able to put up at least a couple of them for T and her friends to swing in.
3. Get Organised
As mentioned, while we are mostly settled and only have a few boxes left, there are still loads to do and stuff to sort out. The boot room is a mess and you can hardly find anything in our cupboard under the stairs. Not to mention, pictures, and paintings to be hang on the wall.
4. Host BBQs and Pool Parties
Once the garden has been tended, the bbq cleaned, it would also be nice to host a few bbqs and pool parties for friends and family. It helps when you’ve also become friends with the parents of your children’s friends. When their invited, it’s usually a family affair which is even more fun.
We love camping. We also hope to do more of this in the summer break. Here’s hoping though that the weather will cooperate. It doesn’t even have to be far, though I would love to go camping somewhere in Wales. But actually, anywhere is good.
6. Walks on the beach and woods.
We’re lucky to live in by the beach and also some woods nearby. When the husband isn’t busy, it’s easy for us to just jump in our car and have a little play on the beach, whether it’s rock-pooling, beach combing, or just lazying around on the sand. Same goes for exploring more of the woods or even some that are a bit of a drive away.
7. Road trips
As mentioned, we also plan to do loads of road trips to Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park. We’ve never been so we’re really looking forward to that and also exploring the area. Maybe even staying the night somewhere.
We also plan to utilise our National Trust and English heritage memberships more this summer, especially since we’ve hardly used both this year.
8. Visit London and Watch Matilda
It’s been awhile since we’ve visited the capital. I think the last time we visited was in December 2014 when we watched The Snowman. It’s about time we visited again and watched another show, especially since T seems to love musicals.
That’s about it for now, I won’t be surprised though if I end up adding more to this list, but hopefully, we will be able to tick all of them off before the summer ends.
What about you?
Do you have a summer bucket list too?