My 2015 Bucket List

I didn’t want to do a review of my year as quite frankly if you read my blog or follow me on twitter you know how awful this year has been so I don’t need to go over it.

Instead I saw that the lovely Donna over at Redhead Babyled had a fabulous idea last year to make a bucket list of things to do in the forthcoming year – so Donna, I’m basically ripping off your idea!!


1) Stay in a posh hotel in London for my 30th
It’s not until next November but I’ve already started looking. We are thinking of possibly leaving the kids overnight (sharp gasp) so we are more free in places to go.

2) Go to the cinema as a family
Charlie loves the cinema and I am so looking forward to the day we can go all together. The girls will be 2 in June so probably the end of next year!

3) Visit Peppa Pig World again
We went back in 2011 and I would say it still is my favourite family day out ever. It was just awesome! I’d love to go for the Christmas wonderland next year as the girls will be 2.5 so may appreciate it more & Charlie will still enjoy it. I hope!

4) Go to the seaside
We don’t live close to the sea at all. Last summer we attempted a beach day whilst on holiday and it was chaos and we left after about 30 minutes. I would like to try again next summer with a bit more luck!

5) Look after ME
I had my haircut once this year. Once. And had my nails done – zero. I wouldn’t say I’m high maintenance in the slightest but come on my hair needs chopping more than that! I always feel guilty spending money on hair and nails but in 2015 I want to treat myself a bit more and feel nice more often.

6) Spend more 1 on 1 time with each child
I’m very conscious that the girls end up doing a lot at the same time; they eat at the same time, sleep at the same time, bathe at the same time – it’s quite full on! So as they get older I want to make an effort to spend 1 on 1 time with each individual child doing things they each like

7) Lose weight!
The obvious new year – new start. But I really do need a kick up the arse as I’m not prepared to go up another dress size and have no clothes that fit. I feel so depressed about my body so it’s high time something changed.

8) Go to more bloggy things
I went to the Tots 100 blogcamp in October then was so lucky to win a ticket to Mumsnet Blogfest in November and it’s really helped me realise I am happy to be part of the blogging world. I’ve booked my ticket for Brit Mums in June but will be looking to going to other events and get to meet some of the lovely people who I read all about daily.

9) Make the Top 250 of Tots 100
Yes yes I get that you shouldn’t be bothered about rankings but you should always have a goal! I feel really chuffed I’ve made the top 500 the last few rankings so the next step for the next year would to be crack the top 250

10) Learn how to use my camera
I’m one of these that sticks to automatic mode but absolutely love taking photos but need to learn how to properly use it to make the most of it.

Smaller things I’d like to achieve:
-Go out for more meals
-Visit the library more and read books that don’t have Mr Tumble or Iggle Piggle in
-Go to a big professional firework display
-Throw a Halloween party
-Bake a cake from scratch
-Make more of an effort with my appearance
-Donate to the food bank
-Spend more alone time with my hub
-Sort out my garden and plant more flowers

What are your plans?

B xx

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  1. Victoria Katie
    December 31, 2014 / 8:11 am

    I am 30 in August next year. Eek! Hope you manage to find a nice hotel. I am with you on most of your bucket list items. Wishing you a fabulous 2015 xx

  2. December 31, 2014 / 8:39 am

    This is a lovely list. I often find it’s the smaller things that slip by as you make a big effort to get the main things done! Good luck with them all and a Happy New Year to you all xx
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  3. December 31, 2014 / 8:26 pm

    That’s a great list – have been to Peppa Pig World a couple of times and my girls loved it – hopefully we’ll go back again next year too. Making the top 250 of the Tots100 is on my wishlist for next year too! Hope you manage to achieve all your aims for 2015 🙂
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  4. Donna
    December 31, 2014 / 11:52 pm

    I love this list!! Great things and most are so achievable. I’m sure I got the Bucket List idea from someone else but love that you’ve ripped it off, I’ll be doing Bucket Lists for years to come now! x
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  5. January 1, 2015 / 9:29 am

    I LIVE AT THE SEASIDE! COME SEE MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! (Its only rubbishy Skegness but a) its the seaside and b) I live here, which automatically makes it awesome!!

    Great list, I really hop 2015 is a fab year for you, Much love and thanks for linking up X
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  6. January 1, 2015 / 10:52 am

    Great bucket list! I want to the cinema as a family too and I most definitely need to get my hair cut (I’m also a once a year gal!) x
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  7. El
    January 1, 2015 / 2:59 pm

    Great list. I should have added ‘Me time’ to my list too – my poor hair needs it! x
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  8. January 1, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    Fab list 🙂 I live so close to the sea I can see it from the windows on one side of the house, but with the wind that’s blowing outside today I think it’ll have to wait a few days for me again! I hope you have an ace 2015 it sounds like you’re due a good one!! x
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  9. January 2, 2015 / 3:49 am

    Good luck with learning to use your camera, it’s one of my goals too, I’m really motivated that a couple of people I follow are also aiming for the same!

    Visiting from #bloggergoals2015
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  10. January 2, 2015 / 1:05 pm

    This is a great list! Haven’t done anything like this. This year though, I want to be able to write more and take writing more seriously too (if ever there’s such a thing 😉 Good luck and here’s wishing you more blessings for you and your lovely family this 2015. #wotw.
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  11. January 2, 2015 / 1:34 pm

    What a great list! I hope you get to do everything!
    All the best for 2015! It sounds like it will be a good one x
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  12. January 2, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    That looks a great list and I’m a firm believer that you not get where you want to if you don’t know where you’re going… Have fun ticking things off your list
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  13. January 2, 2015 / 2:08 pm

    This could almost be my list! I really want to stay in a posh hotel, although I have 3 years until my 30th so may have to wait a while! I’m also keen to learn how to use my camera properly too. Hope you manage to achieve all of your goals xx
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  14. January 2, 2015 / 6:24 pm

    Great ideas on your list, you definitely deserve a haircut! Mine would go wild if I left it for a year (very curly). #thelist

  15. January 2, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    What a super list, I really hope you begin to tick things off almost immediately. You will feel so good about yourself if you do x
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  16. January 2, 2015 / 6:39 pm

    Great list. I’ll be joining you on the weight loss requirement, in particular because it’s my 40th next year and my best friend and I are planning a joint trip somewhere leaving our boys at home with the OHs. She’s skinny so I want to have got back to my healthy weight, which I’m nowhere near at the moment.

    Good luck with your list.
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  17. Merlinda (@pixiedusk)
    January 2, 2015 / 7:03 pm

    Lovely things on your list! I share the lose weight one! I have been meaning to do that and I started few weeks back and I think I am doing okay. Goodluck with the bucketlist! Happy New Year. #wotw
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  18. January 2, 2015 / 7:10 pm

    Fabulous bucket list!!

    I’m the big 40 this year, so we both have something to look forward too… ekkkk

    weight loss and spending more time making memories with my family and friends is top of my list!!

    Sa xXx
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  19. ClearlyBex
    January 2, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    That is a fabulous bucket list, and I wish you a fulfilling 2015! x
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  20. January 2, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    Love it! I’ve been thinking about my overall aim but haven’t whittled it down to the details – you’ve given me loads of ideas! Good ol’ Donna 😉

    Thanks for linking up to #Thelist xx
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  21. January 2, 2015 / 11:23 pm

    What a wonderful idea- and what a fantastic bucket list- I look forward to reading your progress. x
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  22. January 3, 2015 / 12:15 am

    What a lovely idea and a fab list. 2014 wasn’t great for me either and I’m looking forward to this year being much better hopefully. Fingers crossed for your list!
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  23. January 3, 2015 / 8:05 pm

    Ooh I am SO doing one these this next week- great idea! I think it’s always good to have goals, and then look back to see if you’ve achieved them at the end of the year. I am with you on number 10, the camera one- I too love snapping away but really need to learn to use it properly off automatic. This year WILL be my year camera-wise! Happy New Year and hope you have a better 2015 x
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  24. January 3, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    This is a great list! I hope you achieve alot of these, if not all x
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  25. January 3, 2015 / 11:24 pm

    Good luck with your goals. Reading your goals has made me realise there are more I would add to my list! Oh dear. x

  26. January 5, 2015 / 9:33 am

    I’d love to go to a few blogging events too but because I live in Ireland I might have to wait a while. Don’t think there’s any on here.
    I Have made more of a blogbucket list than a family one.
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  27. January 5, 2015 / 11:52 am

    Great list! Me time is very important and very easy to forget! Lovely to find your blog! x
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  28. Paul Wilson
    March 24, 2015 / 12:39 am

    Hope it’s all going well for you.

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