Minae's Summer Bucket list, 2014 edition!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Long time no see! 

Last month was so hectic for me so I didn't post anything at all! 
I'm sorry T_T

BUT, I'm back (hopefully for good)! I've finished school and have no more commitments that require hard work until September when I start back in College, so I hope that calls for a summer of many posts ^^

One thing I've been dying to do since finishing school was make a bucket list for this summer. I realized that my last exam was on the 13th June, meaning I've spent nearly a month doing, well...nothing. 

Hopefully this bucket list will change that, so enough with me blabbing, let's get listing! 



  1. Explore the City - I've noticed that although I've been living in London my whole life, I still don't know many area's of the city! London is a small but huge place that has many hidden area's waiting to be discovered, so I'm going to explore my home ground a bit more.
  2. Read a few books - I've bought quite a few books yet I've only read a few due to my heavy student schedule. Now that's out of the way I'm going to try to read them all.
  3. Visit a car boot sale day - I haven't been to one of these in years and have been wanting to do this for a while. The last time I went there I picked up about 9 games for the DreamCast (kudo's to you If you remember this console, double kudoo's if you still own one!) for about £10 pounds!
  4. Volunteer for something - My mum didn't like the thought of me pilling up more stress over school and house work, so I never did volunteering at secondary school, but I have a chance to do it now!
  5. Indoor and Outdoor Movie night - Another one that has been on my list for a long time yet has never gotten done. The plan? Drag a couple friends over to one of our houses, make some pizza, set up netflix, profit! (well, if profit = happiness)

  6. Visit an Amusement Park at night - I always do Parks during the day, but never at night. Not that I didn't want to do it, but because either my friends had to leave early or weather conditions (rain, naturally). The UK has been having long streaks of great weather minus the two days with ultra heavy rain, so I think this can be something I actually get to do this summer~
  7. Have a Barbeque - It's something I do every summer with my family and friends, but for some reason we never got round to doing it last year, so this is waaayy overdue, and SHALL BE DONE THIS SUMMER!
  8. Go Bowling and Ice Skating with friends - Me and my friends have made 3 second promises to do both of these things this summer, we just need to make a date for it~
  9. Visit a Botanic Garden - Despite my hay fever, going to Botanic Gardens is something I love doing. My most favorite one being Kew Gardens, which I go to every few years with my mother who loves gardening, so hopefully we get to do this again some time.
  10. Crafts Night - Since finishing my ART course I've been itching to do some artsy crafty stuff but haven't gotten around to do it yet. I want to create anything that comes to mind at that moment and go crazy with my trusty acrylics again!


  11. Build a fort - I can't make an actual fort but it would be fun to make a PILLOW FORT! It would look so cool making one with fairy lights on the blankets and have some friends over to watch movies or read magazines together inside the fort.
  12. Play some retro video games on a rainy day - I remember on a Saturday last year where there was a crazy storm, and my PS3 and 360's wifi's wasn't working at all, so I pulled out my Playstation 1 and popped in Final Fantasy 7. Needless to say, it was the most enjoyable way to play my games, so this one is a huge must on this years bucket list.
  13. Visit a Market - Like number 3, this is something I've not done in a while. There are many Markets that I want to re-visit (Camden Lock and Brick Lane Market's) and some I want to explore (Portobello and Spitalfields Market).
  14. Have a Picnic at the park - With friends or with family, it's one thing that really ties the bonds between each other while filling up the stomach. I haven't gone on a picnic since I was 9?! This is something that I'd enjoy doing more with my family.
  15. Pick up a sport - If I had to choose anything, it would be Badminton or Swimming, but my favorite sport is Archery so I would love to be able to pick that up some time before I'm 20~


  16. Go to a Festival or Outdoor Concert - After Missing both Coachella and Glastonbury (I MISSED SEEING DOLLY F**KING GLORIOUS PARTON I'M STILL PRESSED ABOUT THIS), this is a really hopeful must. It's an unlikely thing to happen right now because I'm broke but I still want to experience a festival like that before the summer ends.  Which brings me to the next one...
  17. Find a Summer Job - I've been living off the money my parents give me for 16 years and although I cherish every amount of money they give me, I need more LOL. It's expensive here in London, so literally everything you do costs. Getting a Job will help me out a bit so thumbs up for this one!
  18. Have a Spa Day - Again, its something I haven't done in a while. I recently found my decade old Bratz year book which had some awesome how to's on having a great spa day. Ten years later and I still haven't done anything on that list yet. I haven't had time for "me time" in a while so this will be the day I treat myself
  19. Go to the Beach - This one is a given really. What's a summer holiday without a visit to the beach? Saying that, I haven't been to the beach in 3 years! There aren't many in the UK so when there is a ray of sunshine everyone goes to the known ones (South End on Sea, Blackpool etc) which means it gets really crowded. Despite that, It's overdue, so I need to grab my SPF lotion and hit the beach~
  20. Do something that makes me feel like I've accomplished something each day - This is more of a year "to do" thing but I feel like it was necessary Last year, when the summer holidays were over I sat there thinking "I didn't do anything productive at all this summer" and kept kicking myself for it. This year I want to do ANYTHING that isn't doing nothing. 

And that's it! I ended up listing more than I expected too. I was initially going to write 10 but by the 16th one I was like, what the heck let's make it 20! I hope I get to do at least half of the things on this list. I'll be updating weekly on how much I've ticked off until the 1st September~

If any of you have something you would like to do this summer, or something you'd like me to blog about, feel free to leave a comment or a message! 
That's all for now folks, until now it's been,