Life List

Back in November last year when this blog was just a twinkle in my eye. I compiled a life list of sorts in my google docs. Some aims were of the big life goals/bucket list variety and some were just silly fun things I want to try out. I recently reopened this file and was pleased to see that I had since achieved a few of my goals.

The reason I wrote this list was that I found it inspiring (and still do) reading other bloggers life lists or birthday lists e.g 21 for 21 things (my age ha!!) etc which are everywhere right now. Plus I love making lists, it’s therapeutic!

I decided to share my list as it was my birthday this week and I have been thinking about making one of these lists to have as a feature on here as I cross things off to keep my blogging creative juices flowing. I then remembered the list I made six months ago so thought why not! What harm can it do?

The list was a good reference point so I copied and pasted it here, then did a little reshuffling and tidying up. I have also been thinking about how to move this blog forward to, as I don’t want to be boring readers about my history with dodgy ovens and rambling on about crusties! So I separated my list into two and added a few more goals to keep me motivated and to help improve my blogging skills.


  1. Start a blog. DONE!
  2. Get better at photography.
  3. Improve my writing skills.
  4. Learn to use Photoshop or PicMonkey at least.
  5. Learn to use google analytics.
  6. Get better IT skills in general.
  7. Learn how to put pictures side by side.
  8. Improve the look and layout of this blog.
  9. Continue with Tuesday Tune.
  10. Show the rooms of my house on here that we have decorated already.
  11. Compile one of these wish-list thingies. Once I figure out what they (wish-list thingies) are officially called to google how to make them or find the software etc!
  12. Keep this as a happy place and do not rant on here!
  13. And remember to just keep on blogging for self improvement in general!

Some of these things I have added to the list today and some of these things are probably quite easy to do like #4, #5 & #7. I just have not tried to learn how to do these things. Some of these I might will need Rob’s help for i.e #13!

Here is the rest of my life/bucket list. I hereby retrain the right to change my mind about any of these goals listed. In no particular order –


  1. Start a blog. DONE!
  2. Visit Berlin.
  3. Keep chickens in my garden.
  4. Grow my own vegetables.
  5. Make bagels.
  6. Get really good at making cupcakes.
  7. Bake some whoopie pies.
  8. Bake some no knead bread.
  9. Make a red velvet cake of some sorts.
  10. Go whale watching.
  11. Crochet a granny squares blanket.
  12. Bake a rainbow cake.
  13. Build an Eco house
  14. Move to a less chavvy town.
  15. See the northern lights.
  16. Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower (I have been before but only made it up 2/3rds of the way. I was with my mum and she gave up at that point, as she did not like the see through-ish stairs we were climbing – chicken!)
  17. Organise my iPhoto library.
  18. Get some some nice photo books made.
  19. Buy more secondhand clothes or vintage dah-ling.
  20. Make my house beautiful.
  21. Own a camper van. DONE!  21)b.Get campervan MOT’ed & road worthy.
  22. Buy more secondhand furniture. DONE! I will show my purchases on here at some point.
  23. Go to more gigs.
  24. Own a rescue greyhound.
  25. Join a book club.
  26. See Tutankhamun’s mask.
  27. Go camping at least once a year.
  28. Keep going to as many festivals as financially possible. Sod being too old.
  29. Get a greenhouse and grow amazing cucumbers.
  30. Eat more leafy green veg.
  31. Plant a herb garden so I never have to buy expensive fresh herbs from supermarkets.
  32. Use only green household cleaning products or make my own.
  33. Get my completed/decorated house as a tour on one of my favourite blogs (or in a magazine?).
  34. Buy only ethical/organic/outdoor reared meat.
  35. Save cooking fat for the birds.
  36. Visit Loch Ness.
  37. Stay in the Pantone hotel.
  38. Sew a dress.
  39. Get a job I want to do, or in failing that one away from retail at least.
  40. Swim at least once a week.

By the way I am not forty next year. I just thought I would point that out!

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