Monday, 13 June 2016

My summer bucket list

On the 17th of June, I'll be free from exams and free for the summer! That's a whopping 89 days! Okay maybe minus the days I'll be working, but apart from that, I'll be freeeee! And there are a tonne of things that I want to do to fill up those days with fun activities!! Every year I make myself a summer bucket list of fun things that I want to get up to, and I would  write them in the notes section of my phone or at the back of my planner. But this year I'm going to share it all with you!! I love reading other people's bucket lists as I can get so many ideas, so if you're going to be on summer holiday soon I hope you can take something away from this!

I found a quote on Pinterest that really inspired me to write this post which I want you guys to see:

The yearly bucket list oath:
I solemnly swear to create memories that last a lifetime.
I vow to make an impression on the world, not the couch.
I promise to dream about unrealistic goals.
And make them my reality.

  1. Have a bonfire and roast marshmallows on it
  2. Have a water balloon fight
  3. Have at least 3 picnics, one with friends, one with family, and one with my boyfriend.
  4. Go on a dolphin spotting trip while in Spain
  5. Swim in the sea
  6. Try a new type of food
  7. Make homemade lemonade
  8. Go to a waterpark
  9. Get up early to see the sunrise
  10. Go camping
  11. Go swimming at night
  12. Go on the new ride at Alton Towers
  13. Read 5 books (because I need to get back into reading again)
  14. Go to more yoga lessons
  15. Write in my travel journal
  16. Write letters to all my #teenageteam girls
  17. Practice latte art
  18. Go on a huge bike ride
  19. Binge watch a tv series
  20. Go or a run once a week
  21. Try my hand at gardening 
  22. Visit a farm
  23. Do some sort of water sport
  24. Make elderflower ice lollies
  25. Buy fruit from the farmers market and make super fresh smoothies
  26. Build a blanket fort
  27. Try cook a fancy meal for the family
  28. Make DIY colour powder and have a colour fight
  29. Host a pizza party
  30. Do yoga on the beach
  31. Burn all my revision notes and old school books
  32. Finish my old wreck this journal
  33. Get a train to somewhere I've never been before
  34. Write a short story
  35. Celebrate my blog birthday
  36. Do something to raise money for charity
  37. Step outside my comfort zone and go to parties
  38. Meet a blogger friend
  39. Make some non-alcoholic cocktails
  40. Make more art and explore my creativity
I really want this summer to be great and something to remember. I've always regretted not going out and doing more during the summer, but this time, I want to do my best to change that. Will I complete everything on this list? Most likely not, but at least I have something to aim towards right?
What're you going to get up up this summer?
Lauren xx


  1. I love this list, all of these sound like so much fun! I think the main thing I want to do this summer is travel and just have a lot of fun days with my friends as I haven't seen a lot of them recently due to uni etc! X

    1. Thank you Cara, beautiful name by the way! I hope you have a great summer!!
      Lauren xx

  2. I always feel like I have wasted my summer and really want to get more active! I think because of exams as well, summer feels like the time to do all the things that you haven't been able too! I think my favourite on one is number 31 haha!

    1. Me too but I'm going to make this summer count and actually have fun!! Also me too, I'm planning to roast marshmallows on them ;)
      Lauren xx

  3. These are such great ideas, and I love the little 'bucket list oath' at the top! I always regret not being more productive during the summer, but (as I always say), this summer will be more exciting! I'll be working at a cafe, so hopefully I'll be able to practice my latte art there. I actually want to do every single one of these, especially the pizza parties, picnics, tie-dying and colour fight! I've actually burned old schoolbooks with friends before and it's so satisfactory.
    Only four days left of school now, we just have to stick it out!

    1. Yes I can't wait for these exams to be over, I hope that I can brum everything this weekend if the weathers good! I hope you have a fabulous summer!!
      Lauren xx

  4. A water balloon fight sounds fun and you can't go wrong with homemade lemonade!


    1. You're right, lemonade is great!!
      Lauren xx

  5. I love this list so much! I really want to make the most out of summer this year as well & you mentioned some great ideas :) I'll definitely be putting number 3, 20, 33 & 34 as well. I hope you'll be able to do most of these things & have an amazing summer x

    Sara / AboutLittleThiings

    1. You to Sara, I hope your summer is great!! Thanks for reading!!
      Lauren xx

  6. Having a pizza party and doing yoga on a beach sound amazing! I got to know a lot more about you from this post, thanks for sharing x

  7. You break up for summer on my birthday!! Everything on your list is really cool xx

    1. Aw happy birthday for Friday!! And thank you lovely! (:
      Lauren xx

  8. aw this is such a lovely list! I hope you have an amazing summer and get to do all of these things! ps: Love your illustrations x

  9. OMG I literally love the idea of creating DIY powder paint for a colour fight, it's such a cool idea. I think it's so cool that you keep a travel diary too. I've just ticked making homemade lemonade off of my bucket list :)
    Lovely post!
    -Olivia Xx

    1. Thank you Erin! I can't wait to try the lemonade now!!
      Lauren xx

  10. The camping and picnics sounds super fun! I really want to make one of these now, you've got me all inspired haha! ;D


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