Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Summer Bucket List 2014

Good Morning and welcome to the DG News at 9. Today's top stories include..............................


BONG - Its 3 hours and counting until the beginning of the Summer Holidays.
BONG - Its 4 hours until one Mum in Sussex may need her first Gin and Tonic.
BONG - Its 5 hours until the same Mum will use the words "TURN IT DOWN...............PICK THAT UP"
BONG - Its 6 hours until the kids will have trashed the house, eaten everything in the cupboards and reduced Mums all over the world to tears.

In other news around the region, Mrs T from Brighton has decided to walk around her house naked until her kids start clearing up after themselves......................................................More news later.

I am of course talking about that moment that we all either love or loathe, that moment that comes to us all after a few hours of them being home where we suddenly think what on earth are we going to do for 6 whole weeks. I don't know about you but it takes me a good week or so to get used to having them around the house and then I kind of relax and actually quite enjoy it. Sometimes I wish they had less time in the summer and an extra week at Christmas but I know that's never going to happen.

Last year I wrote a Summer Bucket List which was brilliant fun, I have therefore decided to do the same this year. I'm not going to do as many as last year just because I am not sure we are going to have time with holidays and visits.....................................................................................................

1. I want to read a good book whilst laying in a hammock.........................I realise that being a "curvy lady" this may prove tricky but I am going to give it a go.
2. Have a Nerf Gun or water fight.................................The Male Teen will love this...................I think. ........Not sure about Grandma.
3. Jump in a pool fully clothed.......Yes.................Fully clothed.
4. Write another short story...........................JK watch out.
5. Sleep outside under the stars......................I'm not sure how HRH will cope with this but it will be worth a blog post.
6. Watch a sunrise and sunset.
7. Build a sandcastle.
8. Make homemade lemonade and cookies.
9. Make S'mores over a campfire.......................Or BBQ.
10. Go to a pick your own farm and do exactly that.

And finally.......................If you read last years bucket list you will see that I attempted to try every Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream flavour....................................................This was the most fabulous challenge, for obvious reasons. They have new flavours now so I feel its only fair to add them to my list....................Its a tough job but someone's got to do it.

Once I have completed the above challenges I will find some more to do but I think that's enough for now.

All I have left to say is..............................Have a great Summer with your kids and remember..................................................Holidays with the kids isn't about the holiday (because lets face it, it's beyond exhausting), it's about making memories.

Lots of Love
Me
xxxxx


44 comments:

  1. Ah sounds like you are going to have a fun Summer, just don't get confused and toast Grandma over the campfire ;)

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    1. I must remember that.....Don't toast Grandma.....Don't toast Grandma.........Thanks hunny xxx

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  2. Enjoy the ice cream ;) One of my goals is to make lemonade as well :) x

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    1. I will indeed, let me know how you get on with the Lemonade xx

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    1. Thankyou Polly, hope yours is great too xxx

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  4. What a great list!! Sounds like you are going to have an amazing summer x

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    1. Thanks Kim, lets hope so. Let the ice cream tasting commence xx

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  5. I wanna move in with you- love the sound of your bucket list- all very 'normalish' stuff but things we never do!! If you don't manage to jump in a pool fully clothed- a beach is a great alternative- and the looks you will get just getting in the water with all your clothes on will be worth it. Now the ice cream.............. that's a great one :) Have fun

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    1. I will clear the spare room for you darling.........I promise if I do manage to jump into a pool I will post photo evidence xx

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  6. And that little reminder at the end is the thing I will be desperately telling myself the entire holiday....memories, memories, memories! I love your list. I also put watch the sunrise then promptly scrubbed it off as I realised that the kids would be moaning and there would be no amount of enjoyment in that! Good luck! x x

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    1. Keep saying it..........Keep saying it......Thanks Suzanne. Never mind if the kids want to do it...................Its your summer too xxx

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  7. I need an adult summer bucket list I do!

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    1. You do........Make sure you do one, I would love to read it xx

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  8. Oh lovely stuff! Hubby would love the lemonade and I have never had a S'mores... maybe they should be on my list! :) xx

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    1. Smores are the best thing ever........................Put them on your list and let me know what you thought xxx

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  9. Oh my gosh this sounds amazing! Look forward to reading about your fun and frolics over the summer hols. Think you may have inspired me to write a bucket list myself :-)
    Love Vicky
    Around and Upside Down

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    1. That's great Vicky, I would love to read it. xxxx

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  10. Ha ha I'm so joining you in the Ben and Jerrys challenge!

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    1. Yay......................Let me know how you get on.....I have done 2 already....Just a taste mind you xxx

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  11. Ooh, I love this bucket list. Lots of treats. Enjoy!

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    1. I will Adele, thanks so much.....................................Love your name by the way. xxxxx

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  12. Oooh, sleeping under the stars?! I wonder if my hubs would be up for that?! (and what would our neighbours think?!). #GetGoodSummer

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    1. Never mind the neighbours.......................They might even come outside and sit with you. Bottle of vino etc. etc xxx

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  13. Great bucket list * I should do one !

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    1. You definitely should Claire, let me know if you do one xxx

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  14. I love you bucket list! Good luck, it sounds like loads of fun :)

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    1. Thank you Karen, I will report back on any updates xxx

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  15. Your list is much more fun than ours. Day 2 of the holidays and I'm already frazzled and exhausted!

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    1. Aww Jenny, make a little bit of time for yourself during these crazy weeks xxx

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  16. Sounds like a fab summer bucket list to me, looking forward to reading your updates :-) #getgoodsummer

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    1. Thanks so much, I will report back with any updates xxx

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  17. I love your number three... I wish someone will stand by to take some pictures ;-)

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    1. Oh don't worry Agata.....................Having 2 Teens in the family makes me pretty certain there will be xx

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  18. How I wish I could do the Ben and Jerry's challenge but it won't help me at all with getting my next award at slimming world!
    I hope you have a wonderful summer :) xx

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    1. Don't worry Michelle................I will do it for you. xxxxx

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  19. I like your summer bucket list :-) Good luck with it.

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    1. Thanks so much Vai, hope you have a great summer xxx

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  20. Did someone sat s'mores?! Yum! I may have to add that to my list too x

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    1. Did I ???? I cant remember......................Probably because I have eaten them all xxx

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  21. Ha! Yes, I think we can all relate to this post. Very humorous! Love your bucket list, can't wait to hear about Grandma's reaction to the water fight...and I may just join you in trying all the Ben & Jerry's flavours! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Donna, I will of course report back with any news xx

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  22. The Ben and Jerry's challenge made me laugh. I think I can tick that one off the list. Including my favourite one called Late Night Snack. It's got crisps covered in chocolate in it. So wrong but so good.

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  23. Heehee - sounds like a good list to me! Good luck with it - think I would have gone back to the ice-cream one again if that was me :))) lol xx have a fab summer xx

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