Monday, 8 January 2018

Some goals for 2018

Now that all the fun of the festive period is over and Miss E is back having fun at nursery, I am finally ready to say a proper hello to 2018! Better late than never, eh?! 

I'm not usually one for setting personal goals or making resolutions for the new year but I thought that it might be fun to put together a list of some of the things we want to do over the next 12 months. I'm a list maker at heart and love having things to look forwards to so for me, this is basically just an excuse to write another list! 

Also, it will be nice to look back at the end of the year to see what we managed to tick off (hopefully all of it!).

So without further ado, here's what we are planning for 2018!

Get my bedroom back

Our radiator falling off our wall at the end of 2017 was the beginning of a shit storm of repairs and work that needs doing to our house so our ultimate goal is to get this room finished and liveable as soon as possible. I've just finished scraping a billion layers of wallpaper from the walls so next up is damp proofing and fresh plaster. And I cannot wait. 

Walt Disney World

Yep, this one is already booked for April so I'm not sure if it counts but I am counting down the days! In 2018 we return once more to Florida and I am so excited, it is unreal! I'm excited about seeing some new stuff this time including the Epcot international Flower and Garden Festival. It might be our last trip there for a while with Miss E starting school in September so we really want to make the most of every last minute there.

Visit somewhere new

I'm super lucky that my mama travelled around with us loads when we were little and there's not much of the UK that I haven't seen but there are definitely still pockets of our country that I haven't properly explored yet. So this year I want to do that, whether it's in day trip form or a holiday! 

Disney Magic

In 2018 I want to pop over to Liverpool to see the Disney Magic cruise ship when it arrives in September. It's something that we were going to do in 2017 but I was horrendously poorly so we missed out so this year I am determined! 

Knee tattoos

A personal one for me but getting my knees tattooed is definitely on my list of things I want to see happening in 2018. It's the area I am most freaked out about getting tattooed (the swelling, the pain.... argh!) so I think I'd rather get it done sooner rather than later! 

More date nights

Whether it's a nice meal out, a trip to the cinema, nights out seeing our favourite bands or even just a takeaway at home. In 2018 I want more of that, please! 

Disney on Ice

Yeah, more Disney. I know! We have missed out on Disney on Ice for the past few years as we've always been on holiday when it arrives in Sheffield so this year it is something that I want to make a priority. Miss E goes wild whenever she sees the adverts so I just know she'd love it! 

Enjoy the summer

As mentioned above, 2018 will see the last summer before Miss E starts school in September and so I want to make the absolute most of the summer holidays this year! Days out, weekends away, lots of time in the garden and maybe even taking her to a festival. I want her to have the best time ever! 


My husband and I used to love taking trips to London for a few nights and it's something we've not yet done with Miss E. I find the very thought of navigating tubes and huge crowds with an over enthusiastic four year old to be the stuff of nightmares but there are so many things I'd love to do there with her. Shows, shopping, museums, etc! 

2018, let's do this!

Thank you so much for reading! What are you excited for or planning to do this year? I'd love to hear so please let me know in a comment! 


  1. Aww, I love these! More date nights is a must, and you have to try the violet lemonade at Epcot and let me know what it's like! I can't wait to see how your bedroom turns out; you're already making good on making so many home improvements! As far as getting your knees tattooed, I'll pray for you, ha!

    I hope all of this happens for you and more :). xxx

    1. Thank you so much Steph! I'm desperate to get those knees done, i'm just stuck for designs at the mo as it's an awkward place to be tattooed! I hope 2018 is magical for you too! xx