January is such a dull month, the weather is cold and wet, especially where I work in Tewkesbury. The fields are flooded and the flood plains filling up but, thankfully not like it was in 2007 when we were without water for two weeks and relying on collecting water from the bowsers and the emergency services!
Therefore I use January as a time to make plans for the year. It is my way of looking forward, past the dull and into spring. Here is my bucket list of plans for the year and I am going to write about each as I tick them off. Some are small challenges others are bigger. Bucket lists have grown in popularity as individuals use the idea to set themselves goals and challenges. They were once the list people who were ill made, now they are also lists for the well.
My list includes:
1. Raise another £500 for Steps Charity
2. Complete the Cheltenham Half Marathon again and beat last years time.
3, Take more time out for the family, going away on 2014 UK holiday breaks. We enjoyed this last year.
4. Learn to use my camera and develop my photography ability
5. Cook more meals from scratch.
6. Swim with dolphins.
7. Learn how to french plait Erin’s hair
8. Sort out our garden and make it pretty this year.
These are not my only goals but these are ones I am really looking forward to completing. Having more family time is a high priority as I have realised just how fast my children are growing up. I can’t believe Chloe is now 14 and Dyl almost 10. It really does go to quickly, one minute they were babies and now one is taller than me with the other one not far behind! They are great company so we plan more weekends away. It seems many are now swapping having one long summer break with several short breaks. I like this idea and we plan to go places that entertain us and places that we can do things together.
Do you like short breaks?