100 things to do before 26.

I have always said by 26 I want to have ‘my life together’. In recent months i have come to realise life is what you make it and since finishing sixth form I have achieved nothing. I want to get to the ripe old age of 26 and have lived, loved and laughed. A bucket list for a lifetime is no use to me as I constantly change my mind and will never do if I have no cut off point. So I present 100 things to do before I’m 26. Brace yourself this is going to be a lengthy blog post.

  1. Travel: The most cliche one first guys. I want to see the world both alone and with my bestie by my side. Paris, Italy, Spain, India, Budapest, Amsterdam are just a few of the places I want to go. travel
  2. Take Pictures on my travels: It wold be rude for my Number 1 thing to be so cliche and not act like a total tourist while I do it. travel.jpg
  3. Take a Drawing class: My evil art teacher made me fall out of love with drawing but I want to fall back in. art supplies.jpg
  4. Study at University: I still have no idea what I want to do with my life and I might never have a clue. So why wait I figure if I study something I love maybe that love can turn into a career and who says in 40 years time I can’t change my mind completely and become a rocket scientist?        books-tumblr
  5. Create my own animation: I love media and I love Disney even more, coming up with an idea and creating it would be amazing even if it was only 5 seconds long.tumblr_ml2ywyk3GG1raqwsqo1_1280.jpg
  6. Keep taking photos: You can tell from my blog I love photography and want to continue to snap pictures whenever I can. 2_small.png
  7. Learn to drive: This is no big deal for most people and people my age have usually passed but I have never wanted to drive (I was born to have a chauffeur) since there isn’t one coming any time soon I really need to do this one. b4f898504c22596eb78f0c357be2ace4.jpg
  8. Learn to play and instrument: Even if its one song I have always wanted to be able to play the piano/guitar. (I could play jingle bells on the trumpet at primary school but I don’t think that really counts). tumblr_manvr4Jch11ql9k0uo1_500.jpg
  9. Visit an art museum: You know when you see those amazing pictures on Tumblr of art museums, I want to be that person posting those pictures. tumblr_npsts62jTo1u6osmfo1_500
  10. Star Gaze: Another cliche one. tumblr_nbvrlcbr0q1tc78oko4_1280
  11. Go to a vineyard: I basically just love wine. 4866d2c5213d585d5d8143dbdbe78a43.jpg
  12. Go Pumpkin Picking: Those who know me know I love Halloween (Like more than Christmas) so this one is a must. tumblr_static_tumblr_static__640.jpg
  13. Go strawberry Picking: Basically the same a pumpkin picking but with strawberries.tumblr_n8mkgyw0RZ1r3m0bvo1_1280.jpg
  14. Donate blood: I always say I am going to donate blood but never have. BloodDonation.jpg
  15. Sign up to be an organ donor: Its something non of us want to think about but I could die tomorrow and if so my organs are of no use to me anymore but life changing to somebody else.         tumblr_n8jw8b4lN11sj2wy0o1_500.png
  16.  Live abroad for a minimum of 3 months:  I  am 100% a home girl, I love my family and my house but I would also love to see if I could live in a completely different place.                            tumblr_inline_mysbmjclHK1rt0pn8.jpg
  17. Publish something: I don’t need to be paid for it but having one of my photos or a story I wrote featured in a magazine or on a website seems pretty cool. tumblr_static_81kiply24twco4wssskgcsccs.jpg
  18. Learn the dance to ‘cruisin for a bruisin’: This one is a shout out to Gracie K who knows the whole dance.  teen-beach-movie-ross-lynch-cruisin-for-a-bruisin.gif
  19. Go snorkelling: tumblr_static_tumblr_static__640 (1).jpg
  20. Visit and elephant enclosure: When I was younger and people asked me what I wanted to do I would tell them I wanted to teach elephants to paint. tumblr_static_tumblr_static__640 (2).jpg
  21. Dress up for Halloween: You already know I love Halloween! tumblr_static_tumblr_static_1bnri1f303ggs44wk04s4sw04_640.jpg
  22. Try a new food: I love food and will pretty much try anything, Its finding something  I haven’t already eaten that’s the difficult part.                     food-first-family-second.gif
  23. Visit California Disney: Are you kidding? of course there was going to be multiple Disney themed things on this post. I live and breath Disney! I have done Florida and Paris but never California. tumblr_static_tumblr_static_2n6d6lvagx6o0ggo844osko8k_640.jpg
  24. Go to Disney on ice: I can’t actually believe I have never done this! tumblr_inline_nvwq1a6Gb11tt5e1v_500.jpg
  25. Join D23: This ones for those die hard Disney fans! D23 is basically a club for people who are obsessed like me. Disney_D23_logo.svg.png
  26. Go for Brunch dressed like I’m from the 1940/1950’s: Dressed in a cute tea dress, sipping tea and did I mention i love food? efc9c7c8914717325717caec5cb7df07.jpg
  27. Cocktail making: I love alcohol about as much as I love food and have always wanted to make funky cocktails (preferably Disney themed). Princess-Jasmine-Disney-Cocktail.jpg
  28. Visit The Cavern: Liverpool here I come! The-Cavern.jpg
  29. Write a letter to one of my favourite celebrities: a32de1e303c26694a9fd4d84d0c5f701.jpg
  30. Make a YouTube Video: Okay so I don’t want to become a Youtuber and I have no idea what it will be on but I love photography and media so it seems only right that YouTube is part of my life. tumblr_static_tumblr_static__640 (3).jpg
  31. Watch the sunrise from a foreign land: I’m an early riser so this shouldn’t be too hard but i want to see the sunset from somewhere other than my bedroom window. YXCNlR.jpg
  32. Get a Tattoo: Iv always wanted one but didn’t want to rush it, after all these things are permanent!               tumblr_o7syxsTyXX1qjlszto1_500.jpg
  33. Swim in the sea: Maybe its because I’v been to Skegness beach one to many times or Jaws scares the poop out of me but I HATE THE BEACH (The sands too sandy and the sea is too wet) so swimming in the sea is more of a challenge to myself than a fun bucket list idea.                            original.jpg
  34. Get a hot rock massage: My muscles always ache, I have the back of a 90 year old woman. 37a80b11a7001bfdb8e5e9b89ccb2c9c_hot-stone-massage.jpg
  35. Try a new fruit: I know I want to try a new food but I also want to try a new fruit. 721a1196b890217b2116fe6cc967ac71.jpg
  36. Learn about the stars: astronomy is so interesting, yet I know nothing about it. Even if I just read a book on it I would like to know more. tumblr_o6f3j993LB1u9j5mto1_500.jpg
  37. Name a star: If I am learning about them I want to name one too! star-certificate.jpg
  38. Attend a Gay Pride event: I was a 100% supporter of the LGBT community and would to show it by attending an event to show my support. gay_pride_flag.0.jpg
  39. Attend a music festival: Okay this one should be easy as I’m already going to YNOT this year! 1380303_10151953411554334_914965449_nweb.jpg
  40. Drink juice from a fresh coconut: I don’t even think I like coconut water but whatever I want to feel ever so cool in the summer sipping from a coconut. 75daab8c175d8e7ff657f007599773ed
  41. Try some new Teas: I have tried so many flavours of tea, some I loved, some I hated but i would love to try some new ones. a69ef2439cf2227e930b0edb5a9cbc9f.jpg
  42. Go to a themed restaurant: I have seen so many cool themed restaurants all over Facebook, one day I wish to go to one. beauty-and-the-beast-afternoon-tea-2.jpg
  43. Eat crickets of a stick: I really want to try those crispy bugs you get on a stick in countries like China, probably taste like chicken. 67ff9a95f0af2acfdade976c128348c2.jpg
  44. Learn to say Hello in 10 different languages: f250ffdf8dd58dd23071ae8f42a73350.jpg
  45. Grow some vegetables: Pretty sure I have already said I love food. 23851-Variety-Of-Vegetables.jpg
  46. Go to the Aquarium: Pretty sure I have done this before but whatever I want to do it again okay? tumblr_njq66b3tS91s00daco1_1280.jpg
  47. Learn to Hula: Okay I would say learn to hula on a Hawaiian beach but i’m not made of money so my bedroom will do just fine. giphy.gif
  48. Swim in a waterfall: I just want to have some amazing Instagram pics so people I haven’t spoken to in 5 years can see how great my life is.  (please go back and read this in a sarcastic tone and realise I am not being serious.) girl-h2o-heaven-love-Favim.com-2128881
  49. Spa weekend: spa_candle.jpg
  50. Hot tub in the snow: I have done this once with a tiny amount of snow, I have also done when it was icy. I slipped over nipping for a wee and nearly broke a rib. Hot tub, snow and hopefully no broken bones. 1682c570-26cf-0133-719b-0a67ec7fcf67.gif
  51. Make my own candle: I love candles almost as much as I love food.94889-Candle-In-Jar.jpg
  52. Ride the Pirates of the Caribbean ride: SHOCK another Disney related one, this one seems simple enough but the past 3 times I have been to Disney this ride has been closed, C L O S E D!                    giphy (1).gif
  53. Make some pumpkin pie: Again Halloween obsessed over here.tumblr_nuop29JyRQ1qhoe3vo1_1280.jpg
  54. Make my own Carrot cake: My all time favourite cake! p.s. I can’t bake AT ALL. tumblr_inline_no5w1uBkur1sjkxkt_1280.jpg
  55. Do something for a  good cause: Whether its travel somewhere to help people, volunteer somewhere or donate some money. tumblr_static_charity_unit_19
  56. Work in a Disney Store: img_4183__x_large.jpg
  57. work at Disney World/Disney Land: There’s a pattern emerging here…. tum111111LARGE.jpg
  58. Go on Holiday with my best friend: I am yet to do a girls holiday but if I am honest it’s not really my thing. A holiday away with my bestie (probably to Disney) is more me. 8790860_orig
  59. Buy someone a bunch of flowers:                                                    7eb3a1094f5ee1951949b6878d6fb3b4.jpg
  60. Go cliff diving: This seems so scary and I will poop myself while I do it. tumblr_ng851skDDo1ty9osko1_500.gif
  61. Ride in a hot air balloon: tumblr_m16zivzgo51qkvok3o1_500.jpg
  62. Deepen my adventurous side: so this one isn’t one specific thing and I will probably achieve alongside all my other things on the list but I really want to have some fun stories to tell the grandchildren. Adventure-Quotes-Tumblr-1.jpg
  63. Go to the zoo: I have 100% done this before but its so fun! d92c8dcea193a061e48ebf75222762c3.jpg

    Number 64-100 are a mystery to me. In 3 years time I could have new goals and ambitions in my life that I don’t even know exist right now. So I will continue adding to this post for the next 7 years, as well as updating you all on my achievements from this list. If you are still with me (and I hope you are) then I challenge you to make your own bucket list, whether its 10 things or 10,000.

Dovedale Walk – Thorpe Cloud.

*Warning* do not go on this walk with Grace Kirkwood she will run up the hill and try and kill you while you try to keep up. Okay so there was moments of this walk where I thought “what the hell am I doing, I could be in bed right now, my lunnnggss, MY LUUNNGGSSS!” But actually this walk was really rewarding I felt amazing after and thought the view was well worth it, I would recommend Dovedale to anyone even if you don’t go up Thorpe Cloud, there plenty of flat surfaces to walk on and the Village is super cute.

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Hardwick Hall Walk.

One of my New Years resolutions was similar to most peoples, to get fitter. Walking has now become a hobby of mine and becoming part of the national trust makes this so much easier. Hardwick Hall was a wet and rainy walk but there was something very fun in putting on your wellies and jumping in a puddle. Not to mention the breathtaking views that are right on my doorstep.

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The Best of my Wedding Photography.

I have picked out my favourite shots from my time of photographing weddings. I feel these images really show you what I have achieved over the past few years and capture some magical moments on magical days.

School Christmas Fayre.

Had so much fun this Christmas at Newton Primary School photographing the Christmas Fayre. The children got a horse and carriage ride before their photo followed by each Parent receiving an email with their edited photograph on for a truly magical family memory. ride-9-family-edit

Anti-bullying Video.

Anti-bullying Video link

Many children and young people experience bullying at school and outside of school – but they don’t have to put up with it.

Almost 45,000 children talked to ChildLine about bullying in 2013. NSPCC figures suggest nearly half of children and young people (46%) have been bullied at school at some point in their lives.
This video made my myself and a partner highlights the effects bullying can have in a school environment. If you or somebody you know is being bullied please looks at the links bellow. #breakthesilence