A final update of the 2014 Winter Bucket List

Wow.  It’s suddenly the end of February.  I knew it was coming but it has only just hit me that tomorrow is actually March.  To my mind this means the Winter is over (who cares about the snow flurries that appear to be forecast this coming week).  The days are starting to get that little bit longer, I no longer drop my children off at childcare in the dark on a morning and I don’t have to put my lights on when I drive home from work.  Spring is on it’s way, full of hope and flowers and sunshine. 

With that in mind it’s time to have a quick look back at the Winter Bucket List and see how we did before I crack on with writing the Spring one! 

1. Make the most of some Mummy & Amy time while the big two are at school
At the moment my little lady is still really enjoying her morning sleep and is showing absolutely no sign of being able to delay it till the afternoon and whilst this means I do get an hour or so of peace to get things done on a morning it also means that I’m not really getting a chance to focus on just Bo by herself.  This is definitely something I’m going to push forward onto the Spring list and hopefully we can get a bit of a routine whereby we do something one morning a week, find a group to go to or get out to the park or something as the weather improves.

3. Move into the extension and host an extension warming party! 

We’ve made huge leaps forward over the last two months with moving into the playroom in the week before Christmas and everyone moving into their own bedrooms within the last couple of weeks.  We’ve still got a lot to do – the bathroom still needs to be fitted, the downstairs toilet and utility are just plastered rooms and the garage has no roof or door – but these are all things I can’t miss as I’ve never had them.  We’ve got our house back now and more.  We’re getting there.  We’re not “extension warming party” ready yet but we have moved in! 

4. Start Chloe’s Swimming lessons

Chloe has been swimming for about a month now and despite complaints that the water is too deep I think she’s enjoying it!  She certainly enjoyed her trip to The LC in Swansea last weekend! 

5. Find Ben break dancing lessons 

Nope. Total fail on this one. Can anyone help?!

6. Keep working towards my “Wedding Weight” 

We’re finally making some progress on this one – I’m back at Slimming World and #OperationWeddingWeight is ON!

7. Write letters to Father Christmas 

This was an immensely last minute job which I think we actually did on Christmas Eve but hey, we got there in the end! 

9. Get Amy out into her own room 

This finally happened about two weeks ago.  She absolutely hated it the first couple of nights but seems to have settled now.  It’s really strange not having her in our room now – it feels so quiet and I can’t get used to being able to put the bedroom light on and move around freely!  She is sleeping far better since we moved her though I’m not sure if in part that is down to her having been really poorly.

12. Make snow angels 

Yeah, we need snow for that so that was an epic fail.

13. Go sledging 

See above. 

17. Host Christmas in our very own home for the first time! 

Yes we did it. It was a success. We had a nice time. We’re going back to York next year! 

All in all, not a bad effort really – 4 things we didn’t really manage and two of them were weather related so couldn’t be helped: 

1. Make the most of some Mummy & Amy time while the big two are at school
2. See Father Christmas – 12.12.14
3. Move into the extension and host an extension warming party! – Nearly there! 
4. Start Chloe’s swimming lessons
5. Find Ben break dancing lessons
6. Keep working towards my “Wedding Weight”
7. Write letters to Father Christmas
8. Decorate the tree(s) – 21.12.14
9. Get Amy out into her own room
10. Draw in the frost – 30.12.14
11. Buy some new Christmas decorations – 13.12.14
12. Make snow angels
13. Go sledging
14. Watch some Christmas films
15. Watch Ben and Chloe’s school nativity –12.12.14
16. Attend the fabulous Christmas themed wedding of Goose & Cesca – 06.12.14
17. Host Christmas in our very own home for the first time!


  1. Katy F
    March 1, 2015 / 8:01 pm

    Haha not your fault it didn't snow!! I wish I was better at bucket lists, I need to write one before I can tick anything off haha!!! x

    • March 2, 2015 / 10:44 am

      I find it really helps me to keep some focus on getting things done!

  2. March 1, 2015 / 11:05 pm

    You did great with your list. Shame about the lack of snow 🙁 x

  3. March 2, 2015 / 10:38 am

    I love the idea of making a short-term bucket list!! I'll have to do one for the summer. Looks like you've done really well on yours.

    • March 2, 2015 / 10:44 am

      I do one each season now 😀 x

  4. March 2, 2015 / 10:40 am

    I love this bucket list idea 🙂 Great way to collect your wants with your family 🙂 x

  5. March 2, 2015 / 10:41 am

    Haha, shame about the shortage of snow, but there's still time for that! (My dad got snowed on yesterday.)

    • March 2, 2015 / 10:44 am

      Funnily enough we've had a bit this morning – but not enough for sledging 😉 x

  6. Clare Nicholas
    March 2, 2015 / 12:47 pm

    Damn that snow not making an appearance.

  7. March 2, 2015 / 4:46 pm

    Wow you did well! I love the idea of a seasonal list – gives a lot more focus to the task!

  8. March 2, 2015 / 5:01 pm

    I love your bucket lists – they make me feel so positive about the next season. Snow can stay away for as long as possible for me though! x

  9. March 2, 2015 / 9:19 pm

    I love your buckets lists, and it must be lovely to read back and cross things off too. Well done for all that you've achieved! x x

  10. Hannah Clarke
    March 6, 2015 / 7:46 am

    You've done well then! We had enough snow for snow angels but Toby was poorly and I didn't want to go laying him down outside, gutted! Good luck with Spring! xx

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