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My Summer Bucket List

June 30, 2016

IMG_8760 copyI love summer! It’s my favourite season. I just love the warm weather, the longer days, the excitement of adventures and BBQ’s and spending time with family and friends and of course, just being outdoors! So I thought it would be fun to come up with a little summer bucket list of things that I’d love to do, and hopefully it will give everyone else a few ideas too.

Travel

Anyone who knows me well knows that I love to travel! Summer is my favourite time of the year to travel, especially around the UK and Europe as the weather is warm, sunny (most of the time) and everything is in bloom!

Go Camping

Well this is kind of an extention to travelling. I love camping! I haven’t actually camped since I was a teenager (I think the last time was when Shane and I camped out in my back garden haha). We’re lucky to have a caravan to use whenever we want, so although we might not be camping – it’s kind of similar right?!

Real Food Market London

Go to a Food Festival

Grillstock food festival is on this weekend in Bristol and I’d love to go – who doesn’t love a bit of BBQ and music and chilli eating competitions?! I’m not sure if we’ll make it this year, but there’s still a few other good ones that I’d love to visit, like Clumber Park Food Festival near Nottingham, or Street Feast in London and The Big Feastival (though the tickets are rediculously expensive).

Have a Bonfire

I love bonfires! I tried to have one on the beach in Scotland over Christmas till we saw a sign that said it was illegal and had to put it straight back out haha! I’d love to sit around a campfire, wrapped in a blanket and make smores!

Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Go to a Balloon Fiesta

For the past couple years, we’ve gone to the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta and I’d love to go again this year. I’m still holding out hope for seeing all the ‘fun’ balloons like the UP balloon, and the minion balloon!

Go for Picnics

Shane and I haven’t had a picnic in SO long! I’ve been dreaming about going for a little picnic since the spring, so I think it’s about due!

DIY: Plantpot Pizza Oven
Have a Pizza Party

We built our pizza oven back in May and that was literally the only time we’ve managed to use it! I’d love to invite our friends over, make a little spread of pizza bases and toppings and everyone make and cook their own little pizza!

Have a BBQ

It’s not summer if you’re not having a BBQ right? We are BBQ crazy, but we actually haven’t had many this year. More are definitely in order!

Go to an Outdoor Cinema

I’ve wanted to do this for so long, but obviously the British weather isn’t usually that great. There’s a few places nearby that are holding little outdoor film festivals and evening film screenings. I’d love to go to one!

Go Swimming

So I don’t usually like swimming, but after visiting the Spa earlier this month with my mum and having a nice little swimming session, it was actually pretty enjoyable! I’d love to conquer one of my fears and go swimming in a lake! We’re headed to Annecy in France later in the year, and I might have a go at paddle-boarding while we’re there, so that kinda relates right?

Portland Bill Lighthouse
Explore some more Lighthouses

If you know me or you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know how much I love to explore lighthouses. I’d love to get to visit all of the lighthouses in the UK, so I want to tick another one or two off my list!

Go to the Beach

We kinda went to the beach earlier in the year when we visited Norfolk, but that was just a 30 minute stop, check it out and leave kinda thing. I’d love to actually go and spend time at the beach and dip our toes in the water!

Vegetable Garden, Purple Cauliflower
Grow some Vegetables

You probably know how much I love my little vegetable garden patch in our back garden. Well, this year it’s not doing so well as everything is being eaten by something (probably birds), so I’d love to actually get something decent out of it!

Go Strawberry Picking

This is one of my favourite things to do in the summer! We have a really nice little strawberry farm by us where you can go and pick punnets of strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries and the list goes on! I can’t wait to visit again soon!

Ford Transit - Campervan Conversion
Make Progress on our Campervan

If you don’t know, we bought a van last month to convert it into a campervan! I can’t wait to go on road trips in it, but first it needs some major work done to actually convert it with beds and a kitchen, so I’d love to get all the hard stuff out the way during the summer.

I think this could probably go on and on, so I might just leave it at that hah! Have you got much planned for the summer? What’s on your summer bucket list?

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    Kate
    July 1, 2016 at 3:09 am

    Love, love this list! The balloon fiesta and lighthouse exploring looks especially different and fun!
    -Kate // classyandkate.com

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      April
      July 2, 2016 at 7:34 am

      Thanks! Lighthouse exploring is so fun! 🙂
      xo April

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    Cate
    July 1, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    ohhh we have a balloon event in my hometown in italy too, it’s in september but its huge!!
    then i would love to go the outdoor cinema again, we have one in the park and it’s awesome (i remember one summer where I saw so many good movies, like Drive with Ryan Gosling<3!)

    xx from Brighton
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      April
      July 2, 2016 at 7:35 am

      Oh wow! I’d love to visit another balloon fiesta somewhere! I’ve got my eye on the one in Turkey and in Alberquerque, New Mexico in the US. They’re huge!
      xo April

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    Tessa
    July 1, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    great list!

    xo Tessa
    http://www.travelwheretonext.com

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    Alice Gibbs
    July 1, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    This is such a great list, I might have to try putting one together myself! Also pizza party sounds like the dream! Your oven is just amazing 🙂

    Alice | Whiskey Jars Blog

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      April
      July 2, 2016 at 7:36 am

      Ahh, I love seeing other people’s summer bucket lists! So fun!
      xo April

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    Rachel ¦¦ A Nesting Nomad
    July 1, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    What a cool list! I might pinch one or two of these. Except the camping, camping you can keep!

    I’m really impressed by your pizza oven, that looks amazing. If only we weren’t renting! Yes to swimming, beach, and growing veggies. All on my list, too. Sounds like you’ve got a cracker of a summer lined up 🙂

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      April
      July 2, 2016 at 7:37 am

      But camping is so fun! 🙂 I’d love to try glamping too – that looks nice, or one of those little camping pods that you can get, with electricity and warmth!
      xo April

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    Kyia Belle
    July 2, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    I would love to go travelling, but unfortunately, I don’t have the moolah to do so! Camping and road trips, however, will be a weekly occurrence, and I can’t wait for the end of July!

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