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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

My Summer Bucket List!

I've always wanted to write a bucket list, I just haven't really known where/when or what to write. I decided recently that because I like to add a few lifestyle posts a month to my blog, that June is probably the most appropriate month to share my Summer bucket list with you, after all, it is nearly Summer isn't it? For me, Summer starts as soon as June ends. I have an unfortunately busy and boring month in June because of University commitments but once that's done, the world is my oyster (until September anyway). So let's get started and get excited for the months ahead... 

I used my notebook given to me by Boohoo as part of their #experienceeverything campaign and I got writing... 



At first it was just an empty page with a title at the top. How on earth can I write everything I want to do this Summer onto a list I thought? Sometimes, the best adventures and times are the ones that you can't plan but it's nice to have a few ideas jotted down...


I decided to get to work and get my thinking head on.


1. Take More Polaroids - I have the most beautiful polaroid camera and I want to make a polaroid wall in my bedroom, I want to capture all my favourite memories and moments on my polaroid camera because let's face it, it's so much cooler than using a mobile phone!? 



2. Travel - I love travelling, they're right when they say 'once you get the travel bug, you can't stop'. Honestly, I have the travel bug. The world is so big and amazing, there's so much to see (a lottery win would be nice too so that I could actually see it though). In July I am heading away for a nice beach holiday - possibly Mexico!? and I am also going to Rome and Florence, I am so excited! Europe is seriously beautiful and I feel as if I just haven't explored it enough. 


3. Be Happy - I don't want to be upset this Summer, or ever really! So naturally 'happiness' had to come high up on my bucket list. I wrote a blog post all about the importance of happiness which I'd love for you to read. 


4. See Friends - I feel as though my friends are all scattered everywhere, some are at University across the country whilst others work full time and rarely get time off, some of my best friends live abroad and I haven't seen them since the Olympics in 2012. It would be great to just see everyone before I go to Canada in August. 


5. Go Camping! - I haven't been camping for years and this Summer I WILL go camping! I'm dying to pitch up a tent, barbecue some sausages and watch the stars - maybe jump in a river too. 


6. Go To A Festival - I spent my childhood at Leeds Festival and now I'm older, I never go to festivals. I'd love to go to Coachella but I'm sure that won't be happening as it's not until 2015! 


7. Go Kayaking! - I had the most amazing time in Vietnam kayaking through beautiful hills and secluded coves, I would love to go kayaking this Summer at some point and try to re-live it. I love sport and I particularly love water sports but haven't done them for years properly.


8. Do More Extreme Sports - This brings me onto another bucket list item, do more extreme sports. When I was younger I did athletics for my county, ice-skating, gymnastics, snowboarding, power kiting and more. Whilst some of those aren't extreme sports, hopefully it shows you that I love sport, I'm a bit of an adrenaline junkie and I'd love to try my hand at surfing this summer, my goal is to try surfing! 


9. See My Family - My Grandparents are my world and I want to make sure I spend as much time with them as possible this Summer. 


10. Make a Wish In The Trevi Fountain - Even though I spelt this wrong, 'trevi' - I would love to do a Hilary Duff and make a wish in the Trevi fountain (if anyone remembers that from her film in Rome). It's something I've dreamed of doing since I was a little girl and this Summer, I'll hopefully finally get the chance to do it in Rome with my boyfriend. 


11. Sky Dive - Another extreme sport, I want to do something crazy, something that scares me and this would petrify me. 


12. See More Of Britain - Britain is a beautiful place, it truly is and I feel like there's still so much to see. I'd love to get a campervan, a picnic, a camera and just see where the day takes me, then watch the sunset somewhere special. 


13. Eat My Body Weight In Ice-Cream - As you'll have probably noticed if you follow me on Instagram (emshelx), I LOVE ice cream, I seem to be having one large ice cream every week at the moment and I hope to increase this during the Summer period! One a day! 


14. Meet New People - I love meeting new people and hopefully Summer will bring lots of new exciting people into my life. I still feel like there are so many amazing people out there that I haven't met yet. 


15. Make Some Memories - Obviously I want to make some incredible memories that I won't ever forget, with my favourite people. 


16. Show My Boyfriend The Delights Of Yorkshire - I feel like some people really don't appreciate how beautiful Yorkshire is and I really haven't even shown my boyfriend around properly. Before I go to Canada, I want to make sure I've been to the most beautiful parts of Yorkshire. 


17. Spend Quality Time With My Mum - Obviously I want to spend some quality time with my Mum, she's my best friend and the most incredible person in my life. It's going to break my heart when I have to say goodbye to her for a few months when I go to Canada, so quality time together will be perfect this Summer. My brother too! 


18. Blog and Vlog about my Adventures - Last but not least? I want to share all of my adventures with you! In August I am taking a huge life-changing decision and travelling Canada/America for quite a few months and I cannot wait to take my blog with me, not to mention, document my Summer too. Obviously we'll have fashion and beauty posts too - I can't wait to see all the new Summer beauty releases and see what Canada and America have to offer when it comes to beauty and fashion. I'm also hoping to get a new blog design soon, so stay tuned!

Naturally there are so many things I want to do this Summer, I want to ride a horse on the beach, I want to swim with dolphins, I'd love to have a picnic on a rowing boat. But truthfully, I am really easily pleased, a picnic in my garden with my family is perfect for me. 

I'd love to know about your bucket list, any life goals you have or your Summer bucket list - please let me know in the comments and do tweet me if anything comes to mind!

Lots of love, Em x

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54 comments:

  1. Lovely post Em! You really do have the travel bug lately! I'd love to travel more, but I shall just have to live vicariously through your wonderful pictures & posts until then :)

    Sam | TinyPaintPot xx

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    1. Aw thank you so much, glad you like it! Haha I really do! Eek that is fine by me! jump in my suitcase! x

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  2. Such a cute post Em! I would like to spend more time with my friends and of course go travelling! Australia is on the top of my list :)
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    Anastasia

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    1. Aw thank you so much! Yay me too! xxx

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  3. I love this! I love writing bucket lists and I am always writing lists of places I want to visit and things I want to do! Thailand is high on the bucket list at the moment! I love the pictures that go with the post! If you get time would you drop by my blog and let me know what you think! I write about luxur lifestyle and everything to do with a nice life! http://thisluxlife.com/

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    1. Aw thank you so much, so glad you like it! Aw I will check it out thank you so so much, Id love to go to Thailand xxx

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  4. I loved the one about the fountain in Italy, so much nostalgia from that movie! My bucket list looks a lot like yours, friends, family and travelling, perfect summer :)
    www.LydiaRosexo.blogspot.co.uk xo

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    1. Awww hehe my favourite film ever! Yayyy! xxx

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  5. Love this! I am going travelling this summer and cannot wait! :) xx

    www.lifeinthefashionlanee.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I recently did a post about my bucket list - it's so much fun putting one together isn't it? Sounds like you'll be having a great summer!

    Jenny xx

    ramblingsofajaffacat.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw wow will go check it out! Yes i love it! xx

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  7. I love the idea of doing this :) Lovely post, have a good summer what ever you end up doing x

    llyloves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you so much, you too! xxx

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  8. This is such a good idea! I am definitely going to be writing my own summer bucket list. For whatever reason, I've decided that this summer is going to be amazing...now to make it happen! Thanks for inspiring me :)
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! So glad you liked it! Eeek yes make it happen! Glad I inspired you, hehe xxx

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  9. I did made a wish on Trevi fountain... and I also wish for travel more... and now I am trying to make my wishes come thru'
    great post dear!
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com
    instagram.com/gracenjio

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  10. I'm so excited by your post that I don't know where to start! This really appealed to me as I love making lists and have been working on a summer bucket list myself.

    I've been travelling across Canada and lived in Vancouver for the rest of the year. If you want any tips on things to do, please let me know!

    Also - Florence is on my top 5 list of places to go so I'm so excited for you and look forward to hearing about it.

    I used to go to the Leeds/Reading/V festivals but my favourite one by far is Latitude, which I've been to a few times over the past few years. The atmosphere is so different there and I met so many people and had a fantastic time. Whatever you decide to do though, it looks like you're going to have an AMAZING summer!

    Gemma
    http://fleetingplanet.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aww thank you so much! Oh my gosh I just read your blog about Canada and now I'm scared of missing out on bacon hahaha! Eeek never done Latitude but heard amaaaaazing thanks! As if you've travelled canada eeek I'm going to Montreal?! xxxx

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  11. Sounds like such a great summer I can't wait to see all the posts!
    When you go to rome, there's a restaurant called Da Armando right next to the pantheon - I can't recommend it enough! I went with my family last week and can't wait to blog about it :) you can book on their website (it's so good it's impossible to walk in) and I'm definitely going every time I go to the eternal city from now on!
    You can eat your body weight in gelato from San Crispino near the Trevi fountain too :) or Vivoli in Florence.., aah I'm too jealous that you get to go!! Xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua : Food, Travel & Life in Italy

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    1. Aw thank you so much - so excited to write them all! Ahhh oh my gosh thank you so much for the recommendation, will def check that out eeeek!!!!! GELATO yes yes yes! so excited now thank you! xxx

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  12. lovely post Em! You have loads of lovely ideas, I always make bucket lists but I never get them done! haha, thanks for sharing xo

    Natalie | Shabby Chic and Tea ♥

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    1. Thank you! Awww thank you so much xxx

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  13. Lovely post Em, I wish i was going back to Rome it's so amazing and the food is to die for - you'll love the gelato.
    I'd love to meet new people, move house, travel, go to some festivals, embrace life and be happy. I'd love for my work and blog to become successful so I have more opportunities too :)
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! Ahh everyone keeps talking about the fooood! xxx

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  14. Such a lovely bucket list! I really want to travel too! xx
    Rena Kiss and Make Up // 150 Follower Giveaway

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  15. Aww what a lovely post. It's really got me thinking about what to do this summer. I made a big New Year's list of things I wanted to do this year.
    Definitely want to try Skydiving and I've just booked my first festival which was on my summer list :).
    Can't wait to hear more about your summer adventures.
    www.kirsty-y.blogspot.co.uk
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    1. Aw thank you so much - yayyyy thought provoking! Ahh I always make a new years resolution list, love lists so much! Eek how exciting! xxx

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  16. I really enjoyed reading that. Such a good idea.

    http://www.bee-on-a-budget.blogspot.com

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  17. These are all great ideas! I've been thinking about buying a polaroid camera, but I'm not sure which one to get..have you got any advice? http://litltalks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Eek thank you - Oh gosh the fuji film one definitely, it's amazing - the film just costs a lot so try get it from Ebay! xx

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  18. Love this post! I went to mexico on a beach holiday last summer and it was amazing :)
    My boyfriend isn't from yorkshire either so i plan on showing him round leeds and the yorkshire dales and stuff!
    alicekatex ♥

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    1. Wow did you really?! So jealous! Eek yes do it! xx

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  19. Looove this post, and I remember the Hilary Duff film and secretly still like it haha! Rebeka x

    Rebeka Taylor

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    1. Eek! Haha so glad people remember it! I love it so much! x

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  20. such a cute bucket list! And wow you sure have traveled/are travelling around the world! Hope you achieve everything by the end of summer :) x

    bohorush.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Eeek I really do want to! Thank you x

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  21. This post is really lovely! I think everybody should travel, I hope to do a lot more in the future, particularly when I've got my degree!
    Enjoy your travels! Xx

    www.sarahsensibility.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you so much - yes yes yes! Get your degree and then do it! xxx

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  22. Love this post Em, your travelling adventures sound so exciting! I've just done a similar post, more of a to-do list rather than a fun bucket list thought. I want too make sure I have some 'me' time this summer and have a huge sort out of my bedroom! x

    What Rachael Wrote

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    1. Thank you so much Rachael! They really are, I can't wait! Eek to-do/bucket list I guess they're kinda the same ;) unfortunately these things aren't all necessary 'to-do' but I mean a lottery win and lots of travelling could be marked as high priority items ahha xx

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  23. This post was amazing, really inspired me to write a summer bucket list itself this year, and you've made me want to go on holiday so badly!

    josievalerie.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much! YES DO IT! Holiday and bucket list! xxx

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  24. I really need to do a bucket list too! Soo happy you will get to see my beautiful city of Montreal this summer, and travelling across America sounds like such an amazing adventure! If you need any recommendations for when you are here let me know!! :) xx

    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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    1. Yesss! I feel like everyone should have one hanging from their bedroom wall! Eeeek I would LOVE to talk to you about it! Yes please! xxx

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  25. Great bucket list! Really inspirational! Makes me want to do everything you've listed with a few tweaks here and there c:

    blog | the pastel daisy

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  26. Have fun on doing all of those things! :)
    The ice cream one sounds fun! :D

    Could you check out my blog and follow it on bloglovin? I will follow back! I am having a giveaway on my blog and I would love it, if you would take a look at it, enter and possibly win!

    Stay fancy!
    xxx Kelly-Louise

    http://fancysince1992.blogspot.de

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  27. Great post hun, Ive been writing a bucket list recently and love it, can't wait to get some ticket off.. I have a post on festival must haves with 10% discount if you need it :)

    Anna-Maria | www.topdrawfashion.com

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  28. I absolutely adore your blog. I really enjoyed reading this post!

    Kiera,xo
    kieralouisex.blogspot.com

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  29. What a lovely idea for a post Em! It's inspired me to make my own summer bucket list or maybe continue with my old one!
    I've started one last year and ticked lots of the things off already, I'm always pleased when I see what I've done and think about those memories :)
    xx Ann-Kathrin

    annxkathrin.blogspot.co.uk

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