Monthly Bucket List – April

This is our first go at writing at a Monthly Bucket List, which we’re linking up to Twinderelmo.

Monthly Bucket List Linky April

As ever, there’s a lot going on in April. Firstly, there’s Easter weekend. As we mentioned last year, we like to go pretty big. Then our kids are off to stay with their grandparents for a whole week (bliss). So we theoretically have a bit more time on our hands than usual. Here’s what we want to get done.

Increase readers, followers & pageviews – Which blogger doesn’t want to do this? We started this blog in late 2013 to keep our friends and family updated when we moved to Chester. Now we want to make a proper go of it, posting more content, being more active on social networks and – most of all – increasing our readership.

Join Tots 100, Bloglovin, Mumsnet and Daddy blog networks – We’re loving the people and communities we’re already finding online. This month we really want to get on it properly.

Get more organised with blogging – Until now, we’ve swung between spending no time on the blog, and spending all our time on the blog. It would be great to find a middle ground this month

Have at least three date nights together (out of the house!) – This is a big one. When you have two kids, getting out for a nice meal or a trip to the cinema together is a tall order. Even planning dates together in the house can easily get squeezed out – but it’s so important! We’re going to be talking more about marriage, and dating one another on the blog. Right now, we’re going to get out there and do some nice stuff together. We’ll let you know how we get on.

Have a party – When we moved in last year, we had a grand plan to throw a party each month. It went well. For about two months. This is something we want to start up again because – well, who doesn’t love parties?

Decorate our conservatory / dining room – The ‘Big Job’ for when the kids are away. We’ll see how it goes. Pinterest at the ready!

For Adam to find new clients and jobs – Things with Adam’s new business have been going okay, but it would be awesome for him to find some ongoing clients, or a couple of good projects this month.

Explore more of Cheshire – Beaches, castles, animal parks, woodlands. There’s a lot to see. We’ll no doubt be updating you all of our adventures, on the blog and on Instagram.

Have new friends round for dinner – We’ve met some great people recently. It would be good to get back in the swing of having folks round for dinner.


What do you guys have planned for this month? Let us know in the comments, or you can get involved with the Monthly Bucket List Linky by clicking the button below.


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7 thoughts on “Monthly Bucket List – April

  1. pigeonpairandme says:

    Oooh date nights sound lovely! Got to get them while you can….I’d put that on my list, too. And for everyone’s coughs and sniffles to get better!


    • Sarah Kirkup says:

      We’re planning a whole day in Manchester next week. Need to read up on all the best museums and cafes to visit. And they won’t even have to be child friendly for a change. Hope coughs and sniffles get better soon. Our Chap has just recovered from what felt like three months of a running nose. x


    • Adam Kirkup says:

      Hi Beth,

      Haven’t quite ticked it off yet, but we’re getting there! I’m hoping to at least make the room presentable before Sarah gets home from a hen-do this evening.



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