My Summer Bucket List
may just has to be one of my favourite months. its still spring but almost summer, loads of blooms and flowers everywhere and peonies come back in season. the first heat waves are hitting us but they just mean sun and warmer days and nights, not the very humid and just awfully sweaty heat waves we have in summer. may means accepting that summer is on its way and saying goodbye to spring which makes me quite sad sometimes as spring is one of my favourite seasons.
with the days getting longer and the weather gets better, its time to make plans for days off and the weekends. the past years, I tried to do my best to explore and take time to create memories that I will cherish on rainy autumn evenings and freezing winter days when going out sounds like the worst idea and the snuggly blanket and fuzzy slippers are your best friends. especially since I started printing photos and putting them into a scrapbook to look at for years to come and when spring, summer and the warm days seem ages away, a distant memory. so in today’s post, I will share my summer bucket list with you.
1. go fruit picking
when I was a kid, my parents used to take me and my sister to fruit farms and fields almost every year. we picked everything from strawberries and cherries and took buckets of fresh fruit home and snacked our way through endless fields and farmland. I have been setting this goal for the past years and it never happened even though there’s a field so close to us. this year, i will make it happen. I want to pick ripe and red strawberries and cook them into jam if it’s too much to eat.
2. do a proper summer picnic
I always picture this so beautiful and dreamy. packing up food prepared with love into my basket, taking blankets, pillows and making my way out. I want to find the perfect spot surrounded by beautiful country side and i want to sit down, enjoy my food and take in a summers day. there are no time limits and no to-do lists. maybe I will take a book with me and just enjoy myself. I might be wrong with my expectations and just in case, I will take mosquito spray with me and make sure I wear something comfy and not too insta worthy but I think a summer’s picnic will make the perfect day out without having to spend a fortune or travelling too far.
3. explore my surroundings
when it comes to planning trips, I always dream of destinations far away. white beaches and beautiful cities all over the globe but there really are so many hidden treasures around me. I’m lucky to live in Berlin which gives me heaps of places to explore but I’m not looking for urban destinations. I want to see all the little chocolate box villages, the open fields and many old ruins and castles or places that have been left to get back to nature. its all on my doorstep. I want to find places I have been to before like acres of cornflowers and poppies that we found on a joy ride to the countryside. sometimes the best spots are just a little drive away.
4. go for more swims
there are loads of lakes and rivers around me and when i was still living with my parents, I went for a swim daily and there’s something so calming about diving into crystal clear water at golden hour. even when the water is still cold, it refreshes me so much and clears all foggy thoughts. I love to swim in lakes and just soaking in nature. last year I was so busy and law school took over my life and I only managed to go for a swim once so this year I have to make up for it. i already went for my first swim and it was heavenly.
Watch: Franco Florenzi
Bangle: Franco Florenzi
The wisteria is located on Dorset St. right at the corner of Manchester St.
so here we have my bucket list for this summer. I might add a few things to it but I want to make sure to tick all the activities off. enjoying each season and creating memories is one of my main focuses this year. do you have anything on your bucket list? please let me know.