Summer Bucket List Review

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Hey!

Whilst I was in Mexico earlier this year, I wrote a post about all the things I wanted to do during Summer. That was all before I decided to go to uni. When I made the decision to go, all my plans had to change stopping me from getting much done. That said, looking at the list, I think I did a good job at getting started. 

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- Go for long walks in the countryside - Myself and Edmond managed to get out quite a bit to go for walks, mainly in parks, but it was lovely when the weather was nice!

- Catch up on my tbr pile to help me in my reading challenge - I didn't quite catch up (I did choose a 700 and something paged book) but it did make a start. Who knows, why I'm at uni I might all of a sudden starting reading much more! I hope so!

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- Go running outdoors - Yes! Yes, I did it! I'm quite proud of myself regarding this one. If you've been following my Fitness Updates then you'll know I joined a 6 week running club. The idea was to gradully increase the distance in which you ran as a group to eventually get to 5K but we were already at 5K by week 3 so it turned into a group 5K run each week. I enjoyed it and it really has got me out running more. I intend to continue this at uni (as you'll know from week 4).

- Spend a couple of days at the caravan - I didn't quite manage this one as I only had one week where my work schedule gave me three consecutive days off and that was the week I decided to go to uni, so all got a little hectic from then on.

- Go trekking/hiking in the Lake District - Kind of. We did drive to the Lakes and go for a lovely walk in and around Grange-Over-Sands.

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 - Host a bbq with some friends - Again, kind of. I did host a few movie nights with friends but the weather was a bit hit and miss for a BBQ. I was lucky enough to go to one though!

- Get some work experience/new job - No need. I'm now at university!

- Post photos on my Instagram regularly to show what I'm up to - Check out my instagram to see what I got up to! I thought I did pretty well with regular posting!

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- Go on days out to at least 3 new places within driving distance - Grange-Over-Sands, Astley Hall, Lancaster's Williamson Park

- Try out at least 5 new recipes - Is it bad that I honestly can't remember? I did make some beef gravy from scratch when we didn't have any juices from the meat or any gravy granules!

- Write some more of my story that I begun writing - I had a look over it but didn't feel inspired at the time. I did however, look at some more research for a play that I want to write!

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- Hire a beach hut with some friends and spend a day by the seaside - I would've loved to but it was a little too expensive.

- Be a tourist in Blackpool (visit the tower, sea life centre, Madame Tussaud's, etc.) - I went to Stanley Park and went shopping but that was about it.

- Go to Go Ape in Rivington - Again, too much money!

- Go canoeing - I wish! Maybe I'll get to go sometime soon.


Not quite as successful as I'd hoped originally but, like I said, I didn't know I'd be at uni now! I worked quite a lot this year and especially over summer on random days which made it difficult to plan things and then have them fit in with everyone else's plans. Hopefully I'll get to do some of the other things at another time or maybe they'll be on my Summer 2017 list of things to do!

Here's to the rest of the year and then onto next summer!

- KC xx

What did you do this Summer? Were there things that you didn't manage to do but you wish you had done?

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34 comments

  1. I think you did pretty well at ticking things off your list - you'll just have to add the rest onto next year's list ;-)

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  2. I'm pleased you managed to tick a few things from your list - I love the lakes - we're travelling there next month, can't wait.

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  3. You've done rather well with ticking things off. I told myself i'd do a lot more than i actually did. My problem is i'm too lazy haha xx

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  4. Oh wow, most things were done, which is good! Nice to be able to have long walks and get some fresh air, I should definitely aim to do something like this x

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  5. I'm glad you got so much done; it's always nice to check some things off the list!

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  6. I think so long as you're ticking things off, it's been successful! I can't even remember what I did this summer. My memory is awful. I know I've had a good summer though!

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  7. Oh wow you managed to get through so much of your bucket list! I hope uni is going well for you :) x

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  8. Wow you got through so much of it that's amazing - Hope Uni is great!

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  9. Well done for ticking off so much on your bucket list, it is great that you are posting more on Instagram, so am I!

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  10. Wow well done you getting through so much of your bucket list it looks like you have been super busy but I bet it was great fun at the same time.

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  11. Oh wow youve done well ticking things off your list!

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  12. It's always good to review your bucket list I think - the ones you didn't quite achieve can be added to next year's list x

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  13. I love crossing out elements in a list. I find it very rewarding and your list was important so well done!

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  14. I think you did really well, you certainly achieved a lot and making gravy from scratch is quite something!

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  15. Well done! You have achieved so much this summer! :)

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  16. Sounds like you had a good summer and ticked lots off!

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  17. I think u did well and ticked off quite a lot of the list they sound like fun things too.

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  18. Considering you're now at uni it seems like you managed to do quite a lot. There's always next summer x

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  19. You should definitely keep the incomplete things on the list for the future. I hope you're able to do some fun things while you're at university too!

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  20. Yay for running outdoors. It's so much better than running in a gym, and nice to get all that fresh air!

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  21. Well done on achieving all these. I like having a list like this.

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  22. You actually did a lot!! Great for making a list and ticking things off it!! We also wanted to do go ape this sumer but unfortunately the day we we're going our boys were ill and so we had to cancel last minute!! Hopefully we get to do it soon!

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  23. Aw well done you on such a great summer. I haven't read as much as I'd wanted to this summer either xxx

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  24. Well you might now have *quite* managed it all but you did super well! I love your instagram feed :)

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  25. I don't think it really matters that you didn't cross everything off as you did other things instead.

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  26. My TBR pile was on my summer to do list also but I only managed to make a smell dent in it!

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  27. ive never thought about being a tourist in blackpool even though I'm from near there. i didn't find the appeal lol

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  28. Cool, I do remember reading that post and I am glad you were able to scratch off somethings of that list ;-) I was able to scratch off somethings of my list too :-)

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  29. Looks like you had so much fun this summer!

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  30. This summer we went on a cruise for the very first time, so something ticked off our bucket list!
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  31. I think you did amazingly well on your bucket list, and it is a great thing to do too! I will be looking ahead to the winter and seeing what kind of list I can come up with! x

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  32. Congratulations! You've achieved so much this summer!

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  33. You did quite well from the list, but I found the summer just flew by this year, there were still so many things we wanted to do as a family, but just ran out of time

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  34. Wow you have done so well on your lists! Canoeing is also on my list! maybe next year hopefully! Fingers crossed!

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