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Summer Bucket List

It’s that time of year again. We are at the start of yet another season with the whole summer lying out before us. This means it is the time where I sit down and make a list of some of the things I would like to do over the next few months, before the nights start to close in again and the weather restrains us into chunky knit jumpers. I loved my summer bucket list of 2018 which you can read here. You might notice a few things off of that list have crept their way into this summer’s list but that only means that I did not get a chance to do them over winter!

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Does it get more summery than deer in the park?
  1. Tour London on an open top bus at nightthis always seems like such a fun way to spend an evening, I hope it is available this summer in the city
  2. Have a beach day somewhere in the UKBournemouth was the beach of choice last year and it was fabulous. I’d love to get to another beach this summer.
  3. Visit a theme park in the UKIt has simply been too long since I went to one of these anywhere so this summer needs to fix that.
  4. Attend The London Dessert FestivalAs someone who gave up refined sugar in her diet 18 months ago, this one will be the ultimate summer treat.
  5. Go to a good food festivalI say good because last summer I went to a terrible one which was a complete waste of time. I was not even able to get any pictures, let alone a blog post out of it. Hopefully this year will be more promising.

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    Oh to be beside the sea.
  6. Take a pedal boat out on one of the lakes in LondonI should probably add to this, take out a boat and not get stuck on the lake!
  7. Climb over the o2Because those views would be epic!
  8. Watch the sunriseI never want to stop wanting to watch sunrises
  9. Start pitching to places as a freelance writerMy blog is almost one year old – I am now ready to next level this story. Let’s do this!
  10. Complete my bullet journal before my blog turns 1 year oldI’ve never kept up with an diary or journal as much as I have with this and I don’t want to stop before it is full.

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    Sunsets over the city are some of my favourite.
  11. Explore some towns and cities in the UK – I would like to visit Glasgow, Bath and some places on the South Coast this summer.
  12. Watch The Lion King on the West EndWith tickets already booked, this has been on my Life Bucket List for years! I’m excited to finally see this in London this June.
  13. See Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat on the West EndThis musical was the first one I ever saw on the stage and it’s really out of nostalgia more than anything else, but I MUST see this when it is back on the West End this summer
  14. Watch Aladdin on the West EndI have wanted to see this since it started in London but have never ‘got round’ to it. With it being in its last few months, tickets for this Disney classic have also been snapped up and I’m heading to the theatre in June.
  15. Go to Bon Jovi at WembleyI saw Bon Jovi in 2013 and they were one of the best concerts ever. I got tickets for their Wembley show many months ago and this is also in the diary for June!

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    Who doesn’t like a penguin?
  16. Go to the Night Zoo at London Zoo (for the third time)Usually on in June or July, I have been to this twice before and do not want to miss out this year. My post on the 2018 trip is here.
  17. Watch a sunsetBecause they will never not be stunning
  18. Have picnic in one of the parks in LondonAgain, I only started this last year given the fantastic weather we got in London but I want to do this as many times as possible this summer.
  19. Celebrate my two year anniversary with my Mr – We went to Prague for our first year celebrations in 2018. I don’t yet know where we will be this year but I do know it needs to be celebrated.
  20. Find another job – Before my current contract expires in June, I would really like to have something else already lined up.

28 thoughts on “Summer Bucket List”

  1. Here’s my bucket list
    Research new places to live it’s been a long time coming but it’s time…… big steps ahead a a whole new life together somewhere different…….😎😎😎😎😎😎😎
    I’m going to the lion king too
    And it wdnt be summer without a gig….jbj…..
    Lots of love Moose🦌🦌🦌🦌

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    1. It is time! I hope you get to live somewhere you want soon – I know you have been wanting to live somewhere warmer for as long as I can remember ♥ I am so excited to see the Lion King – I am so glad we finally got tickets! Bon Jovi will be fabulous – can’t wait to see you for it and of course next week!

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  2. Love this list! My friends took me to Zoo nights last year for my birthday and it was really nice 😊 also I would LOVE to see Bon Jovi I absolutely adore him! Great list! I definitely need to write one down things to do so I can get organised xx

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    1. Isn’t it the best! I love the atmosphere at zoo nights ♥ I’m super excited for Bon Jovi next month and my West End shows! Definitely make a list – then you get the satisfaction of ticking things off come the winter!

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  3. Love the bucket list! I actually want to do a lot of things from your list too: open tour bus, beach day, theme park, food festival, explore towns, the zoo! My schedule is a bit crazy now, but I really want to visit the Bronx Zoo next month. Hope you’ll have a fab summer!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading! We have such similar interests by the sound of things ♥ Bronx zoo sounds amazing! I am planning a trip to NY in March next year and I’m super excited.

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  4. Sounds like a very intense “bucket” schedule! Maybe a bit too out of the blue, but if you like music, writing and literature, the Hay Festival (23rd May to 2 June) at Hay-on-Wye is my favourite Uk’s festival! Been there 5 years in a row (this year we’ve been travelling for 18months so didnt make it) and never let us down!

    Marta & Max | https://www.connectedhorizons.co.uk

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    1. It is pretty hectic – but that is why I tend to make my lists summer: April to October and winter: November to March, to give me time to get everything done. This festival sounds interesting – I’ll have to check it out x

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    1. Thank you so much for reading ♥ I am looking forward to leaving winter behind, but here in the UK I can only pray that this summer is as good as last summer and not completely rainy and awful!

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    1. Thank you for reading my post as always my man ♥ I really want to climb over the o2, but I am super excited to explore some of the UK with you and see The Lion King. #roar

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  5. Hope you’ll conquer all of the items in your summer bucket list! I love that these items have a lot of outdoor activities. Oooh, the night zoo sounds exciting! I’ve seen so many pictures of the zoo being decorated at night and it is gorgeous. Sending you lots of positive wishes to find a new job!
    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. Me too but that also means that I need to have a good summer so I can get stuff done. I am living for some warmer weather at the minute! I hope I can sort the job put first as it would make the other things more attainable! Thank you so much for reading ♥️

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  6. What a great idea! I have a lifelong bucket list..but I think if I gave myself some closer deadlines some of them might actually happen sometime this century, lol. Sounds like you have a lot of fun times ahead. Enjoy!!

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  7. These are such great things to have on your bucket list. A night tour of London actually sounds a really fun evening! So if you find out let me know 😉. Bournemouth is beautiful isn’t it, I love living here! What beach are you thinking of going this time? I hope you manage to tick off all your items! I hope you have a wonderful 2 year celebration! Thank you for sharing Ellie ❤️Xxx

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    1. Thank you for reading ♥️ I think I’ll make a post about it for sure if/when I plan it! Bournemouth is lovely 🙂 I hope we get a good summer so I can return to the south coast. I still need to go to Durdel Door too! I’ve been to a shockingly small number of places in the UK so I’m open to lots of suggestions. Thank you in advance for the well wishes xx 🥰

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  8. Some fantastic summer goals, hopefully you can tick as many of them off as possible. Very jealous about the Lion King, I still need to see that!

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