Monday, 8 January 2018

2018 - The Bucketlist

No goals this year, nor resolutions. Instead a list of things I'd like to achieve or make sure I do individually as well as a family. I like to set goals, how many I achieve or stick to is unknown but it's nice to write it down and look back on it at the end of the year and to have an aim.

  • Book a holiday. Oh wait....I already have! I booked our Summer 2018 holiday before Christmas so I knew we'd have something to look forward to, that doesn't mean I can't research another though, surely! 

  • Read more. I say this every. single. year. I love reading, I have a Kindle full of books, I go to bed with the best intentions and end up browsing on my phone and then realising 1/2 an hour has gone. I need to put my phone down and escape in a book for a bit more often. 

  • Have more days out as a family. This is something I think we're pretty good at already but I'd like to do more. Every year I want to fill the kids heads with lasting memories and enrich their childhood through family time together. Alfie is desperate to go back to Legoland again and I'm hoping to take him for his birthday. I'd also like book Disney on Ice tickets this year for them both, I think they'd love it. There is so much more that I want to do for them but these are 2 things I think we can do for sure.



  • Go on more walks! I love a country walk, we've done 2 mammoth ones in the last couple of weeks and I hope when we're not too busy at the weekend to do more as it does us all the world of good. 

  • Not take too much on. At the end of the last year I was starting to feel a bit overwhelmed with extra shifts I'd taken on, my diabetes course, my blog and everything we had planned in between. It was just too much, I think I was pretty close to burn out, so this year I need to say no to things, set aside time for relaxation and just have time out. 

  • Print and frame some pictures. As myself and Adi were looking around the house the other day we realised that we have very few pictures of Elarna. We feel so bad so I'm determined to make sure we have lots more pictures of her around the house, I also need to get some nice ones of the 2 of them together in some frames, this is a must for 2018!

  • Sort out our paperwork. Such a dull job but it needs to be done, since we had the fire I've literally just dumped all our paperwork in the top draw of our filing cabinet! Prior to the fire I was sooo good at organising it all but I've really let it slip so I must sort it out asap. 

  • Get a puppy? Ok, ok, so it probably isn't going to be happening this year but if I can convince hubby then maybe next year? Doesn't harm being organised right!

  • Towards the back end of the year I will be thinking about booking our 2019 holiday (and yes I am crazy to be already thinking about this), I am thinking either Italy or Florida......maybe. 

  • Do more baking. I used to bake all of the time before we moved, every weekend I'd make something nice and I can't remember the last time I did. I have a gorgeous pink Kitchenaid and my husband uses it more than I do now, I must bake more. 

  • Drink less. For some reason I seem to be drinking more than I ever used to. I never used to drink during the week but yet recently I've been having a glass of wine on a Tuesday or a Wednesday night, I guess it's my way of relaxing but I'm going to start going back to only having booze over the weekend unless I'm doing something special during the week (which is like never!). 

  • Finally.....pay off some debts (urghh), it's got to be done. I'm far too frivolous with money and really need to start saving more and be a bit more responsible and adult a bit more!
I'm sure over the coming months there will be lots to add to this list but this is a pretty good start! Have you guys got anything on your 2018 bucket list?


22 comments:

  1. I like the idea of a bucket list instead of resolutions for the new year. It kinda takes the pressure off of keeping to your resolution but instead are things you can tick off over the year. Smart. Wishing you all the best for the year.

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  2. What a great idea to bucket list your resolutions. It's always exciting to think that we have a new year awaiting us with goals we can set ourselves and hopefully achieve. Good luck and I'm sure you will find many amazing days out with your kids

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  3. These are all achievable if you break them down into bite sized goals. My main goals are saving money to hoping sell my flat and buy a house in a few years, lose weight and find a new job x

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  4. Setting goals for yourself are a great thing to do - the feeling you get once these goals have been fully accomplished can never be exchanged for anything else! Good luck with 2018 I hope everything goes awesomely for you!


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  5. Love your goals! One of mine is to read more too because I loved reading as a child and I think when I got to university with all the books I had to read, it sort of put me off for a while. And it's great you have a holiday to look forward too - I do as well and I'm so excited!

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  6. Quite a few goals here. Wish you the patience, resilience and resources to achieve them all this year :) Happy 2018

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  7. What a great set of bucket list items! I too need to buckle down and get paperwork organized and cleared out. That is really on the top of my to-do list this year. It can get so overwhelming!

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  8. I love the bucket list idea and how awesome that you've already got vacation plans to look forward to! #BloggersBest

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  9. They sound good realistic goals and I think having a list makes you more accountable. We need to start a bucket list of places to visit as we'll never go otherwise! Thanks for hosting #bloggersbest

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  10. Yes yes yes. I think my bucket list would have pretty much the same things on it! Read more, yup. More family days, yup. Great post #bloggersbest x

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  11. Ah you have loads planned. I want to read more.You do always seems so busy so more time out with really help! I find buying the wine mini bottles help! We only get two and then I'm done and no more drinking for a week. Though I fancy it!! haha xx #bloggersbest x

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  12. Paying off debt is definitely on my list too. Plus booking more holidays.

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  13. some great goals there! Our big one is get out and about more, it's all too easy to stay in and watch a film at the weekend but we live in Dorset and have beautiful countryside on our dorset so theres no excuse for us to get out in the fresh air! #bloggersbest

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  14. Nice idea to do a bucket list! Paper work bleugh me too! Hate it. Have bought a shredder so plan to scan in and then shreds therefore getting rid of files. #bloggersbest

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  15. Yes! I love this! Bucket list instead of resolutions is what I do each year too. Makes the year more FUN and less about falling short. :)

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  16. Good list... I hope you have a great 2018 #bloggersbest

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  17. Good luck with your bucket list! I love these type of "goals". I hope you're able to get more reading in! That's one thing that I just LOVE to do. :) #bloggersbest

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  18. I love a book especially at bedtime. Maybe you should try hard books less temptation I find X #bloggersbest

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  19. Where are you going on holiday? You are massively ahead of me. So many people seem to want to read more - maybe we should start a blogger book club?

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  20. The amount of books I have to catch up on is criminal, I really need to do this, oh and get fit! Just a little thing but it's been on my list for years....maybe this is my year:)
    Mainy
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  21. Great idea to do a bucket list instead of resolutions: good luck with them and I look forward to seeing how you get on! #bloggersbest

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  22. I've never drunk as much as I do now - I used to be so disciplined! Mother's ruin & all that! #bloggersbest

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