Summer Bucket List

Hey hey

So … bucket lists. These have literally become my favourite thing EVER. Probs cos’ I’m a massive lover of writing lists and ticking things off – is there anything more satisfying? I think not kids.

Now – I recently did a Spring Bucket List which a lot of you REALLY enjoyed – which is fab because I not only loved writing it, but also ticking things off it! It only seemed right that I do a summer one too right ? Funnily enough I actually started writing this on 1st June – the first proper day of Summer – and am only publishing it 12 days after. Lol. As you do. Bare with me guys .. I am getting back on the blogging bandwagon.

It’s funny because summer is probably my least favourite season, believe it or not. I am 100% an Autumn/Winter kinda gal, but that’s not to say I don’t try to make the most of my summer days. I still love the warmer weather, just not as much as a cosy Autumn day, tehe.

Bucket lists. Let’s get on with it ey?

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Have a themed picnic

I was inspired by Zoella on this one guys. She had the most AMAZING summer themed picnic a few days ago and I knew I had to have one of my own. I love me a good picnic, and I’m all up for adding themes to EVERYTHING (bedrooms, parties etc); I once threw the hubby a Las Vegas themed birthday party which was SO much fun, so I am VERY excited to plan a themed picnic! I am HOPING to have the picnic for my birthday (which is in July FYI) – I just need some sunny weather please.

I am unsure as to what theme to have yet – maybe American/4th July style with a BBQ? Or Mexican – or good ol’ British with plenty of scones & tea. Ahhh so many ideas – I might have more than one HA. Pinterest has become my best friend.

 

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Blog Rebrand

This is another very exciting one – if you follow my social media you will know I am currently in the middle of a blog rebrand. I am just planning my new blog name, my theme, banner etc – so am hoping this will be done very soon ! Keep your eyes peeled for some changes !

Complete a whole BBQ by myself

This is a small but special one for me. I’ve helped out plenty of times when making a BBQ – but never have I completed a whole one myself. I’m talking the whole works guys – preparing what is going to be on it, getting it lit and cooking on it. I’m very excited for this one too – and want to master the whole thing this summer !

Make Jam

This goes hand in hand with something else I do every single summer, and that is strawberry picking ! I love going to the strawberry fields and spending time picking my own – there is something so relaxing and satisfying about it ! I have found that pick your own strawbs tend to get bad quite quickly compared to store bought, and unless you live on a diet of strawberries for a few days, you’re going to get rotten ones (boo!). My solution to this? Make some jam! It’s such a good way to use up a lot of strawberries in one go… and can you imagine having homemade scones & jam? YUM. I’m planning on getting loads of cute mason jars and making a whole batch, to give as gifts and keep! I’ve never made jam either, so it will be an exciting thing for me to try out.

 

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Make The Perfect Lemonade

Ok I feel like this summer my main aim is to make lots of food & drinks right ?! But seriously though – is there anything better than homemade lemonade on a warm day ? Hubby had the nicest one whilst we were out in Amsterdam and it is my goal to make it exactly like that. I’m not talking any of this watered down stuff though – I WILL make it the best lemonade I’ve ever had. And of course, I’ll be sharing it with you once I’ve perfected it.

Visit Brighton

This place has been on my travel list for so so long – only bad thing? It would take me around 5 hours to drive down. Don’t think I could do a Brighton day trip eh? I want to plan a weekend away here so I can really enjoy it, and I’m sure anyone who has been to Brighton, or lives there (lucky sods) will know exactly why. So – if anyone has any recommendations of where to go/stay, pass them my way, ta.

Restart my YT channel

Most of you will know that I have a YT channel, which I started probably over a year ago now. You may have also noticed that it’s been an absolute age since I last uploaded a video. Why? I honestly cannot find the time to film, edit & upload videos. Was I just not bothered about trying to make the time? Maybe. All I know is that I love making videos and really want to start making the effort with them again. So this summer, I’m going to get on the ball, get my ass into gear and start up with the videos again !

Make ice cream from scratch

You know I jut had to get one more ‘make my own’ in this post right? What can I say – summer is the time to get creative and try new things. And of course, with the weather hopefully being ‘slightly’ warmer (let’s be real guys we’re in England and only see a handful of days with the temp above 15c), we all crave ice cream right? And, I can’t imagine anything more perfect than making my own on a hot day, and eating it straight away.

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Now I’m just wishing for some Summer days .. coming anytime soon?

 

 

Lots of Love,

Saira

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10 Comments

  1. June 12, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    Love this list! My sister and I always have a blast coming up with our lists! I’m hoping to see some fireworks this summer.

  2. June 12, 2017 / 11:37 pm

    I’m liking all the food related items! Making jam, lemonade and ice cream sounds perfect to me!

  3. June 13, 2017 / 11:42 am

    OH my god this is such a great idea!! I have always wanted to make lemonade, I need to attempt that this summer! xxx

  4. June 15, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    Love this summery list!! Looking forward to your blog rebrand, and yes, you definitely must visit Brighton 🙂 xx

  5. June 15, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Some lovely ideas Saira! I have a lot of delicious things I want to make from scratch this summer too! I mighty add jam to the list! Can’t wait to see your blog rebrand!

    Amina xx | http://www.AliandHer.com

  6. Courtney
    June 16, 2017 / 1:38 am

    Can’t wait to see the blog rebrand! It’s a lot of work (I’ve just been tweaking mine and it’s taken some research!), so I’m sure you’ll be very happy when you get to show it off! I love all these ideas. My main summer thing I want to make is smoothies – first, I have to buy a blender though!

    – Courtney
    courtneylthings.blogspot.com

  7. lablondevoyage4
    June 19, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    I love ‘Bucket Lists’ and I am in the middle of writing one, for things to do before I turn 30. This has gotten me feeling all inspired and also excited for Summer. I want to try making ice – cream as well. Xx

  8. June 23, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    A themed picnic is such a good idea, I just posted my summer bucket list too and I really want to do a beach picnic but now I am inspired to make it themed too!!
    I also have a super old blog post about my day trip to brighton but I had a great time when I was there so hopefully you find it a little helpful in planning yours! 🙂 xo
    http://www.misszarabelle.com/2016/06/day-trip-to-brighton.html

  9. June 25, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    I love love reading bucket lists. and I love making them. I was actually planning on making one just today!
    I really hope you’ll tick everything off and that you’ll make more videos on YT cause I miss them 😀
    I was also planning on starting a channel so we’ll see how that goes 🙂

    xo Honey – blog Royal LifestyleTwitterInstagram

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