Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Summer Bucket List

When I have no commitments, I am a very lazy person. I will sit around all day watching too many movies and crappy reality TV just because I can and I will never get anything done that I actually want to do. And I don't like this.

As this post goes up, I have recently got back from my holiday, which was very exciting, and now I've come back, I have a bit under 5 weeks with not a lot to do. And there are lots of things I want to do, both big and little. So in order to give me a kick up the bum and remind that I want to do them, I'm going to share them with you in the hope the by putting them in writing it will encourage me to do so. Therefore, I present to you my summer bucket list.

1. Go to the Cereal Cafe in London
I love cereal and the fact there is a place where you can buy cereal 'cocktails' excites me. So at some point I want to head up to Brick Lane and try it for myself.

2. Improve on my Ukulele
I got a Ukulele about 18 months ago, and whilst I still love play it, this hobby has taken a bit of a back seat in the last few months and as a result I seem to have forgotten alot of what I taught myself. So I would love to get back into it and improve (as to be honest I was not that good in the first place).

3. Trawl the charity shops
The town where I live in is notorious for being full of charity shops and I really don't make use of them. Recently I have been absolutely loving Tolly Dolly Posh's blog and style and she seems to nab some brilliant pieces from charity shops and jumble sales, so this summer I'm going to take a leaf out of her book and spend some time have a rummage and hopefully find some beautiful bargains.

4. Have a barbecue on the beach
I don't live particularly near the beach so this one might be a struggle, but I'm putting it on none the less. I love the sea and the sand and I  just love the idea of buying a disposable barbecue and sitting on the beach eating burgers watching the sunset with my best friends. Might happen, might not, we will see.

5. Get a job
I'm 16 almost 17 years old. I need a job. There's not really much more too it. I have no idea what yet but I know I need to really get my act together and sort this one out.

6. Buy and learn to skateboard.
I feel I missed out on doing this as a child so I want to recify this. It's just something fun I would love to give a go one afternoon.

7. Begin to write a book
Pretty self explanatory, but I have so many ideas floating around in my head I just want to try and write some of them down and see what happens. It might be a disaster and I'm not intent on definitively finishing anything, but I just want to give it ago.

8.Have a water fight.

9. Do more exercise.
Now I said I was going to do this after my exams finished but that hasn't seemed to have happened yet. I do a bit of exercise, I still play tennis regulary, but nowhere near as much sport as I used to, especially since I never have to do PE in school again. But I want to stay fit and healthy and try to get in shape. I think I want to start running and maybe cycling. Any sports you recommend?

10. Do more creative things
This is vague because I'm not exactly sure what I want to do in order to tick this off, but I'm implying maybe to make something or start something new. I'd love to get back into art, create something new out of something old or even start an Etsy shop. Just get my creative cap on.

11. Have an adrenaline rush.
Do something out of my comfort zone. (I think I've actually done this since I started writing this post so go me)

12. Go to a cricket game.
Something I don't really express my love for on the blog is cricket. I am a rather big cricket fan, and as I did not manage to nab Ashes tickets, I want to go to a couple of county league games this summer because it's something I love doing with my family as they have bred their love of it into me and it's a love we share.

13. Recontact with an old friend
I do have a person in mind for this, but I haven't yet plucked up the courage to make contact with them after a very long time of not doing so. We are on good terms, we have just lost contact for a couple of years and I want to see them again. I feel like this is getting a bit deep. Moving on.

14. Go to an outdoor cinema
Very American chick-flick and tumblr-y but hey, it sounds like fun to me. I might be a bit late to buy tickets to these but fingers crossed I can make this happen.

15. Bake Pinterest food.
You know all that food porn you see on Pinterest and Tumblr and you're like 'OMG GIVE ME IT'? I want to actually make some.

16. Write a letter to my future self
There are so many things that I keep thinking 'I want to be like that when I'm older' or 'I want to do that when I'm older' and so I want to write all these thoughts down so I don't forget them, and then I can read back over them when I'm older.

It's unlikely I will do all of these but I will give as many as possible a good go. I'm looking forward to doing it. Do you have a summer bucket list and what's on it?



  1. Most of the goals I wanted to achieve over this summer have either happened or are in progress, which I'm really surprised at. The one thing I really want to do is learn to make origami dragons - I just need the paper first.

    Writing letters to your future self is fun btw xo

    1. That's cool :) I have done a few of my goals now as their was an embarrassingly long gap between when i wrote this and when it was posted. Origami dragons sounds pretty cool, I might have to give them a try. Thanks for your lovely comment xo

  2. I want to do all of these that you have mentioned, last summer I actually wrote a letter to my future self!


  3. What a lovely post! I absolutely love charity shop shopping but living in the middle of nowhere -- I can't even walk to the bus or train, I have to get a lift everywhere -- it is not very easy. So 100% make use of the ones in your town!

    Good luck with starting your novel. I just finished my first one -- it'll be two weeks ago tomorrow -- and it's honestly been the best experience of my life. It's a marvellous journey to go on and even though it's hard, and there are times when you feel you'll never finish and never be good enough, persevere because it is a beautiful way of realising thoughts you didn't know you had and discovering parts of yourself that were locked so deep inside you didn't know they existed.

    1. This is one of the loveliest comments ever, Thankyou so much! I am now super inspired to really get going on writing xo


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