That Big List of Fun Things to do with the Rest of the Year

Brightly coloured pinwheels

One of the suggestions on my list of 31 things to do in January was to make a big, long list of fun things to do with the rest of the year.

My year is unlikely to feature foreign holidays and hedonistic drinking; I'm cautious about being too optimistic about what I can do with a baby to care for; but there are some things I'm excited about. They include:

The big one
  • Meet our child! 

Things to do when I'm more mobile:
  • Plant lots more brightly coloured flowers in the garden. Especially nasturtiums.
  • Feed the ducks.
  • Kick through autumn leaves.
  • Meet friends for tea and cake.
  • Go to the cinema. Even if it's just to parent-and-baby shows.
  • Go to the park. All the parks. We are surrounded by parks.
  • Look at the stars.
  • Pick brambles.
  • Eat pretzels with Elise.

Things to do at home:
  • Decorate the baby's room.
  • Eat biscuits with faces on them.
  • Watch as much of Eurovision as we can stay awake for.
  • Sew more.
  • Watch the rest of Parks and Recreation.
  • Have friends round for Christmas food.

Things to do with the baby:
  • Dress it in brightly coloured babygrows.
  • Take far too many photos of it dressed in brightly coloured babygrows.
  • Spend lots and lots of time talking to Steve about how amazing our child is.
  • Read to it.
  • Take it to meet its great-grandparents.
  • And everybody else we care about.
  • Go for big walks and show it the leaves and the birds and the butterflies and the flowers.
  • Enjoy referring to it as "he" or "she" instead of "it".

  • Cackle through a Dylan Moran show. The tickets are already booked and I'll get there if Steve has to push me in a wheelbarrow.
  • Wear skirts. And brightly coloured tights. And anything else which didn't feature in my pregnancy wardrobe.
  • Blow bubbles.
  • Drink some wine.


  1. What a fabulous list and a great idea. I have never eaten a proper pretzel.

  2. I like these. I am working on things I am looking forward to as well. It is a nice way to look at the year :)

  3. *gasp* Find your nearest Mr Pretzel STAT! I recommend the cinnamon ones.

  4. Brilliant list, exciting times! Tempted to do a list like this too. Our year will be pretty sedate because Adam isn't too mobile. Although I could push him in a wheelbarrow and we could have a race with you and Steve :)

  5. Aw I made the list! The baby can come too I suppose ;) I'll even buy it a brightly coloured baby gro instead of a pretzel

  6. I don't mind eating the baby's pretzel...

  7. Ooh I do love a list! My lists are mostly practical things at the moment - really looking forward to more reliable weather so that I can do nice thigns outside on the weekends!

  8. I'm with you on both of those things - my practical list is huge and I can hardly wait to get outdoors regularly! What would be on your fun list?

  9. I love this list, it makes me smile a lot - you're going to have such a wonderful year! :-) xx

  10. Feels like it right now! Hope yours turns out lovely, too. xx


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