My 2016 bucket list

With the beginning of another New Year it is time to look forward to the future, to start making plans and set goals for the year ahead.  This year to help keep myself focused I have decided to put together a 2016 bucket list.

My 2016 bucket list

Home

We have lived in our small terraced house for almost 10 years.  Over the years we have renovated almost every room (just the staircase remaining) however we have now outgrown the space.  Whilst Piglet is still in the crib in our room we are managing but when she needs to transfer into a cot we would need to do a serious shuffle in order for this to happen.

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  • Arrange for the house to be valued and carry out any changes required
  • Put the house on the market
  • Sell our home and find somewhere bigger to rent in the short term until we know what is happening with my work

Work

Due to the recent closure of my Community Hospital I currently have no day job to return to following my maternity leave.  Final decisions about what will happen to affected staff have not yet been made so I am unsure as to whether I will be returning to a new department or gaining redundancy.

  • Liaise with my union and HR regarding my return to work options
  • Decide whether I wish to return to work, take redundancy or seek employment elsewhere

Travel

Having two older children (Roo, 9 and Tigger, 5) we have been quite lucky in that we can simply hop in the car and head off on a day trip somewhere.  With the addition of Piglet we are hoping to still be able to make the most of our family days together and continue to hop in the care whenever the fancy takes us.

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  • Renew our Merlin Annual Passes
  • Visit Birmingham to enjoy Drayton Manor Park (and Thomas Land), SEALIFE Centre Birmingham and Cadbury World
  • Visit Alton Towers, Legoland and Chessington World of Adventures
  • Enjoy a girls day out in London with Roo

Blog

This summer will see the 5th birthday of Boo Roo and Tigger Too and I feel I need to mark it in some way.  Last year saw us named as one of the Top 10 Baby Blogs of 2015, my very first blogging award and I’m rather quite pleased with myself.

  • Comment on more blogs and share the good work of my fellow bloggers
  • Promote the #ToyTuesday linky and gain more blogs linking up
  • Thank my readers for reading my site by collaborating with brands on giveaways
  • Attend Britmums and Blog On MOSI conferences

I’m sure that throughout the year I will be adding new items to my bucket list especially as I hopefully start to cross some of these goals off.  

Wish me luck!

What’s on your bucket list?

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14 Comments

  1. January 6, 2016 / 8:41 am

    Sounds like a good list of things to achieve/do this year. We too are looking to move. It’s a big step and there’s lots to do – good luck!

    Sally @ Life Loving
    #ShareWithMe

  2. January 6, 2016 / 9:27 am

    Quite a lot to do then this year! I do like the idea of Bucket Lists, a really positive way to focus your goals.

  3. January 6, 2016 / 9:39 am

    Some great goals here, I wish you lots of luck with all of them. Especially the house and work stuff – I hope that you can look back at the end of the year having not got too stressed over the house selling, and have a great job you are happy in x

  4. January 6, 2016 / 10:27 am

    A busy year ahead then on a personal level and the blog, good luck with everything and I hope you find your bigger home. #Sharewithme

  5. January 6, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    Good luck! Some big stuff here – facing a house move and uncertainty over your job is never easy. It’s great that you’re still focusing on having fun too.
    It will be my five year blog anniversary in the summer too! I’ll be at both Britmums (for the fourth time!) and BlogOn (for the first time) this summer. Can’t wait!

  6. January 6, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your goals x

  7. January 6, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    Sounds like you have a busy year ahead of you – how exciting!!

  8. January 7, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    I hope you achieve everything you want to achieve this year x

  9. January 8, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    A busy year ahead for you Sarah, but good luck with everything. I look forward to following your progress and watching little Piglet grow and develop.

  10. January 8, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Congratulations on being named one of the top 10 baby blogs of 2015. It sounds like 2016 will be quite a busy year for you – good luck with selling your house and finding somewhere new and with sorting out what is happening with your job once you finish maternity leave. Love the sound of your planned days out – hope you manage to visit them all throughout the year 🙂

  11. January 9, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    Sounds like you’ve got some good plans there for 2016. I hope your work situation all works out for you in the end and your family and you manage to find a nice new home.

    We’re going to Legoland this year as well although being in Scotland we’ll have a 7 hour drive down South @_@

    Ah my blog will be 5 years old at the end of January. I’ve put no where near as much effort into mine as you have yours. I hope you get loads more out of your blog this year. Have fun!

  12. January 10, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    Great plans – it sounds like 2016 is going to shape up to be a busy year full of exciting and fulfilling adventures. x

  13. January 11, 2016 / 6:24 pm

    I love your list for 2016…your blog is lovely and you are doing amazing with it too. I shall see you at those blog conferences. I have a lot in store for my own blog and changes for this year. 5 years way to go hunny I am still new to the game at 2 years but loving it. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me blog hop. I hope to see you again this week for another great round. #sharewithme

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