I created a ‘year ahead’ bucket list back in 2018 and to be honest I think in total we ticked off less than half what we had planned. I always set out with the best intentions but life seems to get in the way. This year has certainly put a stop to a lot of things we wanted to do or even had planned. Bloody Covid!
This year I really feel the need to get some normality back into our lives. We are all pretty sick of the same four walls now so I am going to make a bucket list of achievable things we can do, even with most of the world still shut down.
Our number one has to be the beach. We love visiting the beach and collecting sea glass, shells and looking in rock pools etc. This costs nothing and as long as the tide is out we can spend a whole day there. Cheap day out and once we dry off there is nothing better than a treat of ice cream on the walk back.
Keeping with the beach I would really love to have a bbq and sit watching the sun go down. Build a fire like they do on American teen movies and toast marshmallows. There is something so peaceful about listening to the sounds of the sea while doing absolutely nothing.
Crafting is something both myself and the girls love so I want to clear the table and get out all of the crafting supplies. We can paint rocks to leave around in random places for strangers to find. Make birthday cards for upcoming special dates and maybe even make a start with the photographs and scrapbooks that I have really neglected the past few years.
There are a few new recipes I would like to try and I have all of the ingredients in too – Pate Sable, there are a few different breads I want to try to make, moon milk and so much more. I have lots of new cake moulds and tins too that need christening! The girls love being in the kitchen with me so what better way to bond than over food.
Not driving means I am limited to wear we can go other than on public transport. Now that the girls have their facemasks too we may start and use the bus again which broadens our travels. I want this year to be about memories more than spending a fortune on going places so walks in the woods, trails and hikes are on the horizon. We have some gorgeous areas in Durham and surrounding villages that I just know we won’t run out of ideas or places to go.
Home and Garden wise I documented what else we need to do in the garden and now that it is fully gravelled we can move on to the pots and trellis at the back. Son number 4 is wanting to move back here so we need to sort the small bedroom which has been used as a dumping ground, I have a mountain of charity shop stuff to drop off or ideally be collected. It would all be ideal for a car boot sale but I don’t think I am that brave at the moment!
Do you have any plans for the summer? They may not have been what we thought at the beginning of the year as everything changed in a flash but you have to adapt don’t you. Let me know what you are getting up to during the summer of 2020!
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