I f you click on the previous link, you can read all about why Leslie thinks a seasonal bucket list is a good idea. Leslie was actually writing about her spring bucket list, but as we are in the southern hemisphere, of course it is my autumn bucket list. As a person who loves writing lists, this idea really appeals to me, so I’ve decided to write my own Autumn bucket list.
Autumn is my favourite month of the year. Even though I love summer, it’s always such a relief when autumn arrives, with it’s crisp early mornings and cooler nights. I love the crunch of autumn leaves and the beautiful array of colours they bring. The last blooming of roses is always a joy in autumn.
We are, of course, in challenging times at the moment, as we deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, but I’m not going to lose the plot and panic completely. We are doing all we can here to keep ourselves healthy and safe. Other than going to work, we plan to just stay at home, as the government is advising us to do.
For me, staying at home, isn’t really a hardship. I love being at home and especially out in the garden. There are so many jobs around the house and the garden in autumn, that it can sometimes be overwhelming. The ‘stay at home’ rule is an opportunity to get some of these jobs done. This is where the bucket list comes in.
There will be less fitness related things on the list, than I would usually have, due to still being in rehab for my knee injury. But it’s coming along and I can see now that it won’t be long until I get back on track. Family visits have been put on hold, as for me, they involve air travel. Hopefully at the end of autum, everything on my list will be crossed off. I’ve already had to cross off a few ‘out and about’ things on the list due to escalation of the pandemic, so this list will focus on home.
My Autumn Bucket List
Spread manure onto the garden beds, fruit trees and veg garden
Spread straw onto the garden beds, fruit trees and veg garden
Purchase native plants for side garden
Order roses, perennials and geraniums from catalogues
Plant perennials in front, side and clothesline garden
Plant annuals in clothesline garden
Complete new part of succulent garden
Plant winter vegies
Make new herb garden
Make new strawberry garden
Fix up native garden on slope
Plant perennials and pansies in clothes line garden
Feed and fertilise citrus
Take lavendar cuttings
Trim summer flowering plants
Trim dead branches from lime and lemon trees
Upgrade fox-proofing of the chicken coop
Set up old bath to be garden for water iris
Tidy my wardrobe
Check out new kitchen costs from suppliers
Re-organise spare bedroom
Organise family files from folders, into filing cabinet
Complete tasks from Scottish2020 conference
Start digitising photos and documents
Complete Family History Downunder Ambassador duties
Get back on bike, after injury
Ride part of O’Keefe Rail Trail
Strength training on track
Two RPM cycling classes each week
Start with short recovery walks
#52 ancestors challenge on track: Tracking Down The Family
Complete April A-Z Blogging Challenge: Best Bookish Blog
Complete Blogging April A-Z Road Trip: Best Bookish Blog
Complete Core Values series: Next Phase In Fitness & Life
Begin and complete writing course (Christmas present)
At a quick glance my bucket list looks huge, but many of the jobs are small, and spread over 30 days as they are, they are definitely do-able. Almost everything on my bucket list is a job to be done. There’s no out and about fun. This is because we are keeping ourselves at home, due to covid-19. Hopefully, it’s not too long before all the fun things and outings can appear on the next bucket litst.
Do you have a current bucket list? Or are you anti-list? I’d love to hear your opinions and promise to reply to all comments made
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