June Bucket List


Is anyone else shocked that we’re already reaching the sixth month of the year? How are we already half way through 2016? My maternity leave with baby number two is nearing its end and I feel like I have so much left to do and want to do before I return to work in August. I’m hoping my Bucket List will push me to do some of these things over the next two months.

I set myself four on the list last month and I’m pretty ashamed to say I only managed to achieve one and a half off my list this past month. Life has been a little hectic and both girls have been poorly again so my bucket list unfortunately took a bit of a backseat, fingers crossed June is more successful!

So the one and a half I did achieve, as usual the other two will roll over into June’s Bucket List:

  • Film and edit my first vlog. Last month I did actually film a few vlogs and then got super nervous and didn’t post them. I need to build my confidence this month and just take the plunge and share one (lots of encouragement please). So I now have one weekend vlog filmed, which I hope to have edited and up by the end of the first week in June. I have also been asking for some questions to answer in a ‘get to know me’ Q and A blog which I plan to film within the next week.
  • Book either a staycation or just plan a week of family activities. Hubby has agreed to book a week off work, we have decided we will either use this to take a UK break or make the most of the beautiful area we live in (Devon and Cornwall) and plan days out near us. Hubby has booked a week off in June so we will be having a designated family week. We have decided against going away but instead we are going to plan a week of activities to do from home. I can’t wait to explore some of the wonderful attractions we have right on our doorstep.

Any way, onto June’s Bucket List:

  • Yup, this is the fourth month I’ve added this one….. someone kick my butt into gear please!! Unfortunately both the girls, especially my littlest have had horrid coughs this month and I was worried swimming would make it worse. You’ll be happy to hear however that swimming has been added as a necessity for the week Hubby has off so will definitely be ticked off this month.
  • Start an exercise regime. Totally didn’t happen last month. Really need to sort myself out, this past month I’ve felt so tired, exhausted at times and the thought of exercise has been just that, a thought. This month I really will get out an exercise, even if it means just taking a long walk a few times a week.
  • I’d like to start posting at least four blog posts a week again, my posting has been a little sporadic over the past month or two and I really want to get ‘back into the swing of it’ again.
  • Write up a housework rota and a weekly menu. I regularly find myself spending a whole day a week cleaning and tidying rather than doing it as I go. I want to put a rota together where I complete a small task a day, hopefully taking up less time and keeping the house cleaner and tidier. I also find myself wondering what the heck to cook on an almost daily basis so I’m hoping a weekly food plan would help to relieve some of the ‘meal time stress’ I currently deal with.
  • Organise the kitchen, we moved into a new build home at the end of last year and I am still yet to completely sort out the cupboards and drawers, this month I really hope to do this.

June is very much going to be a month of organising both my house and my mind. I feel like I need to get myself into a better routine with a lot of things before I return to work so fingers crossed some of these things will help me.

Please wish me luck for the month ahead!! Have you got any goals this month?

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    1st June 2016 at 7:12 am

    Hi Hannah. I love the idea of a bucket list. You’re right to want to get as much organised (in your head and home) before you’re back to work. I too have clearing out some kitchen cupboards on my list! I never got to take Baby Munch swimming before I went back to work. Again coughs and little bugs put me off.
    My bucket list seems to roll from month to month 😉 So for June I think I’ll try and stick to 3 things. 1. Clear out the kitchen cupboards and finally drop off stuff at the charity shop. Maybe I will have to say bye to my vintage tea cups that haven’t been used for a year. On the other hand they’re so pretty for tea parties with my pals… 2.Start my home yoga in the evenings (or “Oga” as Big Munch calls it). This has to happen now! Back at work part-time means a totally new budget and my mind and body seriously need a good stretch at the end of the day (even if it’s 10 minutes to start off with). I may also try and do more yoga with Big Munch, we had fun doing some in the garden at the weekend 3. Take more photos of the girls with my SLR (they’re growing up too fast). Taking photos is also a me-treat for me. Hope you get to empty your June bucket with your top to-do’s. Let’s see how it on…X will keep in touch!

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      2nd June 2016 at 2:00 pm

      Having a monthly bucket list has definitely helped keep me on track each month. Especially this month, I’ve already ticked a few things off my list so feeling very organised. Your list sounds great, especially doing more yoga, I think yogas an exercise I would probably enjoy and find relaxing. I love taking photos too, I’m working really hard on my photography skills at the moment, like you said, our littles grow up far too quick so its nice to have lots of photos to remember each stage of them growing up x

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    Thelma Booth
    1st June 2016 at 10:48 am

    Good luck xxx

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      2nd June 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Thank you Grandma 🙂 xx

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    2nd June 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Hannah

    Liking the sound of what you wish to set out and achieve during the month. I think there’s even a linky for meal planning for the week out there which may help you stay motivated. #monthlybucketlist

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      2nd June 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Thank you Helena, I am now on project hunt down meal planning linky 🙂 x

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    Beth @ Twinderelmo
    11th June 2016 at 7:30 am

    I used to post 4 times but now it’s very hit and miss. Hope you all enjoy your time together and get to have some fun family time. I need to get back to exercising as been slacking!
    Thanks for linking up xxx

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