40 before 40 – My Bucket List

With only 6 years to go until I turn the big 40, I have decided to write a bucket list of 40 things that I would like to do before I reach my next birthday milestone. 

I’ve found since having children that life pretty much revolves around them, so its not often I get some spare time to myself or get to spend quality time alone with Trevor.  I’ve therefore created a list of 40 realistic things that I can do alone, as a couple and as a family to keep a fair balance.

So here is my list and in no particular order.

My Bucket List : 40 things before 40…

  1. Marry Trevor and take his surname – we’ve set the date 😀
  2. Honeymoon somewhere exotic with Trevor
  3. Buy our family home
  4. Get more photos of me, especially with the boys
  5. Learn how to cook
  6. Complete our family tree for the boys
  7. Write a will
  8. Make a success of my blog
  9. Learn photography and utilise my camera more
  10. Dance with my Dad at my wedding
  11. Have a girlie weekend away with my Mum
  12. Go fishing with my Grandad
  13. Have a fun day out with Nanny Cornwall and the boys – Completed but ongoing 🙂
  14. Watch a European Football Game outside of the UK with Trevor
  15. Spend a romantic weekend away with Trevor
  16. Have a family photo shoot with Trevor and our boys
  17. Meet someone famous (like really famous!)
  18. Take a cocktail masterclass
  19. Write letters to the boys for opening on their Milestone birthdays
  20. Take the boys to their first football match
  21. See in the New Year at Big Ben and watch the fireworks
  22. Complete a 10k run
  23. Complete a 14 day Kindness Challenge
  24. Do another aerobatic flight
  25. Experience zero gravity – Completed
  26. Watch a meteor shower
  27. Ride in a helicopter along the British coastline
  28. Do a murder mystery weekend
  29. Take the boys to Lapland UK
  30. Take the boys to a Christmas Pantomime
  31. Visit Winter Wonderland with the boys at Christmas
  32. See a family theatre show in London
  33. Visit Thomas Land at Drayton Manor – Completed
  34. Visit the caves of Wookey Hole
  35. Family trip to Disneyland
  36. Tour of the Lochs and Highlands of Scotland
  37. See the Northern Lights
  38. Return to Paris, this time as a family
  39. Throw myself a 40th birthday party
  40. Make a list of 50 things to do before I’m 50

As you can see, there are loads of things that I would love to do, so I’d better get planning!

What is on your bucket list?

Lisa x


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  • Reply
    August 4, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    This is such a lovely bucket list, I wish you good luck and health! 😀 Hmmm probably my bucket list would be … be more outgoing and improve my blog.

    • Reply
      Lisa Hudson
      August 26, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      Thanks Ana – Ive made a start on it already. Two things down, 38 to go! xx

  • Reply
    August 3, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I’m a bit ahead of you.. being 37 my next birthday.. and I’m still dreading to think of my 40th.. so good on you for being so organised I really hope you get to fulfill your bucket list

    • Reply
      Lisa Hudson
      August 4, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Thank you! Im going to have a good go. 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    Toni | Gym Bunny Mummy
    August 3, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I’ve never even really thought about a bucket list, I’m 40 in 6 years too. One thing I have always wanted to do is travel to Malaysia. My Grandad never went back before he died so I would love to travel to all the places he went as a child

    • Reply
      Lisa Hudson
      August 4, 2016 at 9:49 am

      Malaysia does look pretty amazing! Would be great if you could go xx

  • Reply
    Charlie Hudson
    July 26, 2016 at 10:49 am

    No 5 – Good luck!
    No 39 – Not sure that’s how it works.

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