Embracing The Seasons - Seasonal Bucket List



Whilst chatting with my mum in her new bedroom last week, we found ourselves discussing the seasons. We both agreed that we spend so much of our time looking forward to the seasons ahead and getting excited to do things that are seasonal but end up waiting around when the time comes and then not getting them done. 

I've decided I want to become fun again (I was once fun, when I was a kid and didn't get distracted by Netflix), I want to start embracing the seasons. 

I mean I want to get the most out of every single season - Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn! Me and mum noticed that we had been saying "let's have a BBQ" since the end of May...waiting for Summer to arrive. But Summer's nearly over and there's no BBQ in sight. We plan too much and if things don't fit into our plans we don't go through with it. So if we continue like this, the BBQ will never happen because we can never be sure that the weathers going to be nice and we can never be sure the whole family's going to be free. 

I've thought of a few things that I want to start doing in each season - call it a Seasonal Bucket List if you'd like! 

Spring
  • Spring clean
  • Make cute, Easter gifts for the nephew and nieces
  • Arrange an Easter egg hunt for the little ones
  • Make Easter egg crispy cakes
  • Plant something, do a lot of gardening
  • Go on a picnic
  • Go hiking
  • Go on a bike ride
  • Go to a farm to see baby animals
  • Go berry picking and make a jam
  • Treat mum to a special Mother's day 
  • Have fresh flowers in the house, all the time
Summer
  • Have a BBQ
  • Go on long walks in the woods
  • Take a trip somewhere, whether it's far away or close by
  • Go swimming in the sea
  • Drink cocktails
  • Spend evenings in the garden with friends and family
  • Spend an afternoon in a pub garden with people you love
  • Wear a bikini - don't wait to get your "bikini body" 
  • Work out (I should probably do this all year round but I usually enjoy it more in Summer)
  • If it's sunny - go outside, try not to spend the sunny days indoors 
  • Treat dad to a great Father's day
  • Eat loads of fresh fruit 
  • Watch the sun set 
  • Go camping
  • Go to a summer Music festival 
Autumn
  • Carve a pumpkin and display it on Halloween
  • Decorate the house like a spooky house and greet Trick or Treaters 
  • Spend Halloween making it fun for the little ones, and dress up
  • Make Halloween treats
  • Go to a firework display or bonfire on Bonfire night
  • Wrap up in loads of layers 
  • Make sticky toffee apples (or something like that) for the kids to enjoy
  • Plant bulbs in the garden, ready for next Spring
  • Bake an apple pie
  • Make your own vegetable soup
  • Drink hot spiced cider
  • Watch scary movies on Halloween (if you're brave enough) 
  • Start the Christmas shopping
Winter
  • Have a snowball fight
  • Build a snowman
  • Go sledging 
  • Make a snow angel
  • Bake Christmas inspired treats
  • Make your own mulled wine and share it with loved ones
  • Drink freshly made Hot chocolate
  • Go wild for the Costa/Starbucks Christmas drinks
  • Go ice skating
  • Take a Winter break
  • Cozy up in front of a fire
  • Relax in the evenings in your favourite dressing gown and slippers
  • Take long bubble baths and take total advantage of the Lush Christmas products
  • Buy someone special a gift they would totally love
  • Go to the Christmas markets and drink hot chocolate/mulled wine in the cold 
  • Surprise somebody on Christmas day
  • Wrap up in a new hat, scarf and gloves
  • Invest in a beautiful Winter coat
  • Decorate the house with Christmas lights
  • Decorate a huge tree and make sure you turn the lights on every evening
  • Put up a wreath
  • Decorate a Gingerbread house
  • Listen to Christmas songs and sing them all the time
  • Watch all your favourite Christmas films
  • Make somebody smile on Christmas day
  • Go boxing day sale shopping
  • Bring in the New Year with somebody you love/care about
As you can see my list for Winter was so much longer, I think you can tell which month is my favourite! I'd love to know how else I could embrace the seasons! 


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