Before the summer holidays began, I wrote a bucket list of things I wanted done during the break and I’m pleased to share that we are slowly ticking off that list (especially after last week’s panic), although admittedly I still feel like September is creeping fast behind us – I’m okay with that too.
Here’s a recap of what was on that list:
Sadly we haven’t managed to do much apart from mow our enormous lawn. A close friend said that it’s actually better to begin gardening in the autumn, if that’s true, then having nothing done in the garden suddenly sounds alright. What I’m loving though is that we are still discovering what’s in it. Flowers are still budding out of nowhere as if to surprise us. This time we’ve been seeing lily-like flowers in bushes – lovely really.
Play Area for T
While there aren’t any home-made wooden swings hanging from our tree yet, we did finally manage to put up T’s much-awaited trampoline. I’m still hoping to nudge the Historian towards making those wooden swings, I love the idea of having them in the garden.
Slowly getting there, although admittedly there are still lots to do especially in the conservatory and the boot room, though as mentioned in past posts, we’ve managed to put up pictures/paintings (though there are still more to be put up) and also managed to buy another book shelf which is also now filled-up with books. Hopefully before the summer ends, we’ll get more things done.
Host BBQs and Pool Parties
Done that, but want to do more.
Yes! After a short notice, we’ve managed to find a campsite in Devon (I know, we just went over the border from where we live) It was bliss, especially since the weather was just perfect.
Walk on the beach and Woods
We’ve been on the beach more than a couple of times (still intend to do more), we haven’t done any walks in the woods yet, but managed a lovely one in Dartmoor.
And there’s little T with our friend S, enjoying the walk the National Park.
As mentioned in a recent post, we did manage to finally visit Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park and the kids absolutely loved it. Hopefully we’ll be able to do another one before the school term begins.
Visit London and Watch Matilda
We haven’t ticked this one off yet, although we’re booked to watch Mary Poppins, sadly not in London, but in Plymouth where it’s nearer. We still want to watch Matilda and visit the capital, but I’m not so sure we’ll manage to do that this summer, but you’ll never know, we might just do it too.
Not bad at all, this I say to myself. We’re slowly ticking off that list, hopefully by the time summer ends, everything is ticked off. My word of the week is – ticking.
What about you?
Have you managed to tick off your summer bucket list?