I’ve heard of the Bucket List where we make a list of all the things we want to do before we die. However, my friend Leslie from Once Upon A Time & Happily Ever After, Life After Retirement suggested I take part in a seasonal bucket list. That’s right a bucket list of things I would like to do for each season.
I’m starting with my Winter Bucket List because in Australia it is officially winter. I know I’ve used a lovely wintery scene for my feature image because I would love to experience snow, but where I live in Brisbane, Australia, winters are pretty mild with gorgeous sunny days and blue skies. I love the cool, crisp mornings, short days and cold evenings but certainly my Winter is still very much an ‘outdoors’ type of season. A bit like this photo:
My Winter Bucket List
I’ve decided to group my winter bucket list into categories – Health & Wellness, Social, Travel, Home and it surprised me to see that I have a very busy winter ahead of me if I achieve all on my bucket list!
Health & Wellness
- Run the Gold Coast Half Marathon
- Run the 34km ‘Bloody Long Walk’ which raises funds and awareness for Mitochondrial Disease.
- Stadium Stomp – running 5,000 stairs
- Enjoy the Winter Sunshine in Queensland
- Make June my health & wellness month to concentrate on exercise, eating well balanced meals, cutting down on alcohol and making more time to ‘just be’ and enjoy the moment.
- Prepare for our trip to Spain and Italy which is in October
- Discover my home city of Brisbane through walking and exploring
- Spend more time at our other home on the Gold Coast for long weekends
- Discovering Jane Austen again and re-reading her classics
- Celebrate Christmas in July with all the trimmings. This started over the last few years in Australia so we can enjoy the turkey and ham and all the trimmings of a Christmas feast which is too hot to eat in December when we are in Summer.
- Celebrate my 60th birthday in August
- See the Royal Ballet perform in Brisbane
- Make Saturday night dinners special again and try out some new slow cooker recipes
- Catch up on movies and TV series on rainy days
- Gardening make a terrarium with my succulents
- Start collating family history and photographs. I recently had a ‘cousins’ reunion and am all inspired to check out my family history and put it into some sort of order.
What would you put on your Winter Bucket List?