or my ‘Midlife Mummy’s Must-Do’s’….
You know, I’ve seen a lot of these lists on many different blogs recently, so I’m sorry, but I’m jumping on the bandwagon and creating my very own ‘bucket list’.
What a fantastic idea.
I mean, by blogging I’m writing about all the wonderful things that have and are happening in our lives; but by creating a bucket list, perhaps this is a way to dream up and invent even more memories for my family and I to actually do.
This is my list of what I’d like to do with and for my family.
The places I’d like to visit with them, the memories I’d like to create with them, and the things I’d like to achieve things with them.
Adventures we can go on together.
Ranging rom the sublime to the ridiculous; through from the ‘once in a lifetime’ to the more everyday; the expensive to the totally free of charge and the obvious through to the less so.
Because as the saying goes, which has been quoted only recently by someone truly inspirational,
it’s not the years in our lives that should matter,
……….but the life in our years
So here it is, the Midlife Mummy bucket list…
At the moment it’s a higgeldy-piggeldy work in progress – and I’ll add more things as I think of them;
which is I suppose is the way it should work
to keep it going and evolving, at the same time as we grow and evolve as a family.
To fly kites on a windy day just like in Mary Poppins
Go to Disneyland
Take the girls on a safari
Learn how to use my camera
Learn how to blog properly!!!!!
Take part in an online social photography project
Learn how to bake a sponge cake (yes, I cheat – I am a bad mummy!!)
Hold an Easter Egg hunt for all the kids
Plan and hold a Halloween party for all the kids
Hold a Bug Hunt party
Take photos of the girls in bluebell wood
Roast marshmallows in a campfire
Go sledging on Beacon Hill
Create yearly photo books
Build a tree house
Have a teddy bears picnic
Jump in muddy puddles
Do potato printing
Take a ride in a helicopter
Go on a camping trip
Surprise my husband with a romantic weekend away a camping trip
Visit Buckingham palace
Go to as many musicals as I can
Eat at Heston Blumenthal’s
Book a family Gulet cruise
Take the girls sailing
Go to Longleat every year – I love it!!!!
Holiday in Lapland for Christmas
Stay in an ice hotel
See the northern lights – properly this time!
Learn sugar craft decorating
Visit Tintagel castle again
Create a family tree
Run a 5k – will start small!!
See macaws flying in the wild
Take the girls rock pooling
To take the girls to where mummy and daddy met – Kefalonia
..And to where we worked our summer seasons – Camel Beach, Yahsi, Turkey
Have the girls plant their own flower beds in the garden
Camp under the stars
Wish upon shooting stars
Playing outside in the rain