Posted on December 10, 2016

2017 The Year I Turn 40!


So next year is the year I turn 40! I can’t quite believe how fast it has come around but it has. It seems like I only just left school myself when it fact I have a 20 year old! This year I have totally changed my life and I really want to embrace the future… especially the year I turn 40! So I’ve put together a list of things that I would like to do next year… the year I turn 40!

1. Have a 3/4 night stay at Lapland – This has been a big dream of mine for such a long time and 2017 is going to be the year that it happens! I am so excited!!

2. Run a half marathon – Right now this seems impossible but I will do it!

3. Get married – We got engaged on Christmas Day 2015 after being together for 12 years, I said I wanted to get married before I was 40. We haven’t started planning this yet and I think we just want to go away and do it so will probably try to tie it in with one of our holidays.

4. Go indoor skydiving – I love the look of this and am to scared to do an actual skydive so this seems like a good alternative.

5. Eat at a Michelin starred restaurant – We have a 2 starred Michelin restaurant not too far away from us and we have been wanting to eat there for some time so this has to be the year to do that!

6. Book a lodge/yurt with a outdoor hot tub – I just love the idea of sitting in a hot tub with a glass of wine while the kids are fast asleep indoors 😉

7. Have a family helicopter ride – I went up in a helicopter with my Mum and siblings when I was little and absolutely loved it so I would love to take my kids in one too.

8. Have a two week beach/pool holiday – We haven’t really had a proper relaxing holiday as a family yet so this is most definitely on the cards for 2017!

9. Maintain a healthy weight – So in 2016 I lost over 4 stone and I am in such a good place, I now need to learn to maintain that.

10. Move house or make our current house a home – 2017 is going to be the year where we decide whether we are going to move to a more suitable home or stay put and have lots of work done. Either way I can’t wait!

11. Learn something new – I am really not sure what yet… so if you have any good ideas please leave your suggestions in the comments below.

12. Get a tattoo – I only want a teeny tiny one.

13. Visit a spa – I’d love to spend a whole day at a spa and get a massage.

14. Sit on the beach and watch the sunrise – Someone once asked me where was one place I would go before I died… the beach watching the sunset or rise was my answer. I feel a total peace on the beach watching the waves so this is my idea of total heaven.

15. Get all my family together for a meal – Hopefully I’ll manage to get my family together to celebrate my birthday at some point, we really don’t see each other enough and I miss them so much.

So that’s it… 15 things that I really want to do during 2017 to make turning 40 a little easier 😉

I’ll be pinning this post to the top of my blog for the whole of 2017 and I’ll cross of each activity as I do it, of course I’ll also be blogging about each one because wow there is some serious blog fodder there.


Credit : Featured image by Annie Spratt Photography | Unsplash


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  • Reply Lu Lovely August 8, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    I love your turning 40 list! Might need to do one for me for when I’m 40 (which is fast approaching)…

  • Reply Kara August 2, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Awesome list, I can not believe you are going to be 40 you look nowhere near it. There are some amazing things on the list, how is it going doing them ???

  • Reply Rachel @ The Daisy Pages July 31, 2017 at 10:01 am

    What a fabulous list, and how wonderful that you’ve started crossing things out already! I really need to set some goals myself, it’s just so easy to keep on with the same routine, isn’t it? My sister went indoor skydiving in Scotland, I think, and she shared some fab photos of that. It really looked like fun x

  • Reply Karen @ Smart Steps to Australia January 17, 2017 at 1:12 am

    What a fabulous list! You’ve inspired me to think about writing my own now as this is the year I turn 40 too! I hope you get to tick it all off.

  • Reply Susan Mann January 16, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Love this idea. I am still in total denial about this. Do like your list x

  • Reply Michelle Twin Mum December 25, 2016 at 12:29 am

    What a fabulous list, good luck for getting all those things ticked off in 2017! Mich x

  • Reply Rebecca Beesley December 21, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    what a brilliant list – how amazing to have a wedding to organise! Can’t wait to see all your adventures happen over the coming year. xxx

  • Reply Kara Guppy December 18, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Ooooo Happy 40th Birthday year, hope all your wishes come true. I have just priced up Lapland and nearly passed out but I want to go now before the kids get too old

  • Reply Jen Walshaw December 16, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Fab list. I am sure that you can do all of them and will be following with interest

  • Reply Undercover PTA Mum December 14, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Sounds like a great list of things for this
    comimg year. I hope you’re successful – sounds like you’ve achieved so much already!

  • Reply Ness December 12, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    I turned 40 this year and I have to admit I wasn’t that bothered about it – I think I’m just too lazy! A four stone weight loss is amazing and really paves the way for a great 2017.

  • Reply Cass@frugalfamily December 11, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    I love your list – there’s things on there that I’d love to do too x x

  • Reply BySarahMostly December 10, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    What a brilliant list to aim for! I turn 40 next year too but I’m still in denial for now 😉

  • Reply ANGELA HAMILTON December 10, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    What a wonderful list. Lapland would be amazing!! I really hope you achieve everything on your list and have the best time doing it x

  • Reply Anne December 10, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    What a fabulous list and some great ways to celebrate becoming 40. I will look forward to reading about it all. What did I do when I was 40? I had a baby eek!

  • Reply Emma Raphael December 10, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    I love your list, that’s a fabulous set of things to aim for for 2017 and your special year! Good luck with it all, and I hope you achieve everything on the list (including the getting married – how exciting!!) 🙂

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