Our 2017 Bucket List

If you are a regular reader you will know just how much I LOVE a bucket list. Its something Josh and I have always done since right back at the start of our relationship. We used to sit down together at the end of December and make a big list of all the things we wanted to do, places we wanted to visit and goals we wanted to achieve. I just love the feeling of ticking things off throughout the year! Since becoming parents our yearly bucket lists have changed somewhat but it’s still something I really love doing.

Over the last couple of years rather than writing a yearly list, I have opted for seasonal ones instead. But with our new arrival due in the Summer I thought I’d compile an annual one for 2017. Once I started writing it all down I realised there was A LOT that I’d like to do this year. There are of course some things we hope to do before baby boy’s arrival in June. Although there is still plenty on the list that I’d love to do once he’s joined us too, it’s maybe a little ambitious but we’ll see how we get on!

2017 Bucket List

Take Bella for her first ever trip to the cinema

Feed the ducks at Bodiam Castle

Go for a winters walk & a hot chocolate in Rye

Make time for a date night every single month this year! Either out or just at home

Enjoy a family bike ride at Bewl Water

Get a new car

Explore three cities we have never been to before

Visit Alice & Amelia in Dorset

Visit family in Norfolk (hopefully a couple of times!)

Go for afternoon tea with my best friend

Have one last child free night away before the new baby comes!

Have a family day out at the Zoo

Bake cinnamon buns

Do the Bluebell walk on the Sussex Downs

Celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary

Visit Knole Park to see the beautiful deer

Sign Bella up for swimming lessons

Watch Bella in her first ballet show

Host an Easter brunch

Take Bella to Paultons Park

Create a proper play area in the garden

Visit Sheffield park during each season to feed the ducks

Have a picnic in the walled garden at Scotney Castle

Enjoy lots of pool days at the in laws

Camp in the back garden

Host another big Summer BBQ

Throw my Dad a 60th birthday party

Visit the lavender fields

Pick our own fruit at Maynards again

Make strawberry cupcakes & strawberry crumble with said  fruit!

Spent lots of evenings at the beach, eating chips and splashing in the sea!

Go bowling

Grow our own vegetables in the garden

Take Bella to play crazy golf on the seafront

Start running again (Probably after babies arrival)

Participate in a colour run

Make my own ice cream

Eat half man, half burger on the beach with friends

Explore our village more

Take Bella swimming in the sea

Make homemade fudge

Host a raclette night with our friends

Visit the pumpkin patch

Carve pumpkins

Host a Halloween tea party

Go to a fireworks display

Celebrate Bella’s fourth & my twenty fourth birthdays

Take Bella ice skating

Make salt dough Christmas decorations

Go to see the Christmas lights

Bake gingerbread

Go to a Christmas market

Spend our first Christmas as a family of FOUR at the In Laws

Throw a New Years Eve party (Josh’s idea!!)

Harriet XO


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  • Kimberley | Oh Just My Little Blog

    Some lovely ideas! There’s a fudge recipe over on my blog too if you need one 😉 A colour run is on my bucket list too! x

    January 20, 2017 at 9:20 am Reply
  • Vikki Holness

    This is such a great idea….i think i might have to draw up a bucket list for the boys and i for 2017. (p.s. You must live pretty close to me because Bewl Water and Bodiam Castle are in my area!) xx

    January 20, 2017 at 10:59 am Reply
  • Rebecca | AAUBlog

    I’ve been to a few of the places that you’ve mentioned and they’re lovely – always so many ducks at Bodium. I did a colour run at Hever Castle a couple of years ago and it was so fun x

    January 20, 2017 at 4:35 pm Reply
  • Bear and Cardigan

    There are some great ideas here. I would love to visit Rye. I really fancy a ghost walk around there, although thats probably not suitable for Belle Lol

    January 20, 2017 at 10:17 pm Reply
  • Jenna Richards

    Love this list and the variety of things you have one it. Sounds like you have a very busy and exciting year ahead of you. 🙂

    January 21, 2017 at 9:13 pm Reply
  • Kerry norris

    A fab list. I want to come and visit Alice and Amelia in Dorset with you. Xx

    January 22, 2017 at 12:09 pm Reply
  • Candace

    Some lovely idea here. Used to love get the kids involved in planning thugs for us to do for the year. Very different story now they are teenagers as you can image lol

    January 23, 2017 at 9:27 am Reply
  • Jodie

    You must live close to me. We’ve visited Bewl Water once last year and it was amazing!

    January 25, 2017 at 9:39 am Reply
    • Harriet

      I am East Sussex so not too far from you Jodie! X

      January 25, 2017 at 9:46 am Reply
  • Blogger Mummy Lauren

    What a great list, everything you want to do is so lovely and you’ll have a wonderful year if you manage to tick them all of!

    February 4, 2017 at 11:50 pm Reply
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