Christmas Bucket List


In my life, Christmas officially begins on the day after my birthday. And as my birthday was last Friday, Christmas season has officially started. Each year I like to think of a bucket list of items I want to try and accomplish or enjoy before the new year. It’s a silly little tradition but it does make me think about all the wonderful things I love about this time of year, both big and small.

Here is my Christmas bucket list for 2020:

– Complete a Christmas Season Movie Challenge
– Host a Christmas BBQ with friends
– Plan the work Christmas Party
– Write/post Christmas Cards
– Pick a wrapping paper theme
– Look at the Christmas light displays
– Have a Christmas baking day
– Eat cheese pizza & watch Home Alone
– Buy a new tree ornament

Spring/Summer Bucket List 2020


My least favourite time of year is upon us, and as the heat is starting to creep in I am beginning to think of activities I want to do to make hot weather season more enjoyable for me. I know most people prefer this time of year, but I am all about the cold weather so summer is a struggle for me. Here is what I’m hoping to do this Spring/Summer season:
– Complete my October Spooky Movie Challenge
– Add five new vegetarian recipes to our meal plan rotation
– Bake a honeybun cake
– Find a walking trail near our new home
– Write a Christmas themed bucket list
– Finish my painting (that I started back when Covid self-isolation became a thing)
– Have fish and chips at the beach and watch the sunset
Granted, this is a short list, but life is slightly different now and things can change at any moment so I’m trying to make this an achievable list full of things that I will enjoy doing and will be able to make time to do. Here’s hoping I can achieve them all. Wish me luck!

Autumn/Winter Bucket List


My favourite time of year is finally here. We survived another Summer and the cooler weather is starting to creep in at last. I like to write a little bucket list for each season so I can remember to make the effort to do the things I love. There will be a few things on this list that I might not have a chance to do this year because of social isolation and everything that is going on in the world right now, but if the opportunity presents itself I will definitely be making the effort to get out there and get involved. My bucket list for this year –

– Make Sunday Roasts a thing (I have been trying to do this for years)
– Take a week off work to relax
– Buy a new winter coat
– Pick up a new Autumn/Winter nail shade
– Host a dinner party
– Watch some spooky movies
– Perfect making a Massaman curry (from scratch)
– Find an amazing hydrating facial serum

Autumn/Winter Bucket List


We are deep into the Autumn/Winter season and I am thriving. I’m a little late with this, but here is my bucket list of things I want to do this season to fully make the most of the cold weather –

– Participate in a readathon
– Learn how to make a great curry from scratch
– Make Sunday Roasts a thing
– Spend a weekend away in the country
– Make pumpkin soup
– Buy a new winter coat
– Pick up a new Autumn/Winter nail shade
– Go for a walk along the coast
– Spent weekend mornings in bed reading

2019 Bucket List


2018 was a big year for me. Moving interstate was probably one of the biggest life challenges I have faced to date but it was definitely a worthwhile experience. I think 2019 is going to be mainly about establishing myself in Adelaide, branching out a bit more and trying new things.

Here is what is on my bucket list for the new year –

Get a new job
The end of February will mark one year of living in Adelaide, and unfortunately that is as long as my current employer will allow me to work remotely. I’m grateful for the opportunity I was given to continue to work from another state because I know exceptions were made for me which is amazing and I am so thankful. That being said, the time has come for me to find something here in Adelaide so I am officially on the hunt for the right opportunity.

Go on a holiday
It’s been over a year since Sebastian and I went on a holiday, so one of my goals for this year is for us to go away somewhere together. It doesn’t have to be a big trip or anything overseas (he has a lot of international travel coming up for work), even just a weekend away up the coast somewhere would be nice.

Return to Perth for a visit
A dear friend of mine is getting married in Perth in April so I’m hoping to return for a visit around that time. Ideally I would like to take an extended break and go down south to spend some time with my family as well, but this will all be dependent on my job situation.

Read 52 Books & Watch 52 Movies
My reading goal for 2019 is to read 52 books. Normally I aim for around 50, but I beat that challenge by quite a bit in 2019 and I think a book a week is a reasonable goal for me. I’ve been trying to watch more movies lately too, so I’ve tacked on a 52 movie challenge as well.

Finish writing my novella
One of my favourite ways to spend my free time is writing, but this has fallen by the wayside recently. I have two works in progress at the moment that I am excited about and I’m looking forward to spending time working on them both and spending more time interacting with my writing community.

Explore and get to know Adelaide
Because I’ve been working from home for most of the year, and because Sebastian is originally from Adelaide and is so familiar with the city, I haven’t done a lot of driving or exploring by myself. I think a key to me feeling more at home here is getting more familiar with my surroundings, so I hope to work on that a bit more this year.