British Summer Bucket List Recap

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A couple months ago I made a British Summer Bucket List.

Well, it may (barely) still be summer, but I’m back chilling in the USA for a bit! So I thought I would check in and see how I did…and what I need to save for next summer!

My first summer in Britain… How did I do?!?!

  1. See a play at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall – And the views were amazing!
  2. See a play at the Globe in Londonsaw an Irish version of Taming of the Shrew with my Michigan friend Sydney.
  3. See an outdoor play in Regent’s Park – I saw Henry V together with my parents and our old family friends from Australia, can’t believe I never went when I studied abroad!
  4. Go punting in Oxford – A goal for next summer…
  5. Visit Kew Gardens – As is this one! We were all a bit ill and/or tired on our weekend in London
  6. Hike to Old Harry RocksJaw dropping and way harder than I expected.
  7. Walk the Cobb in Lyme Regis
  8. Go swimming at Tinside Lido – And received worst sunburn of life/most unfortunate tan lines
  9. Paddleboard in the ocean
  10. Have a pint overlooking the ocean – yes, yes, and yes!
  11. Take the ferry to Kingsand/Cawsand in Cornwall – a magical early summer day out with my Michigan besties
  12. Drink Pimms in the sun – if the setting sun (in Regent’s Park) counts!
  13. Go to Monkey World in Dorset – I watched it on TV! But still gotta make it in person…
  14. Go camping on Dartmoor – MUST.
  15. Have a disposable barbecue – We had a massive one on Plymouth Hoe for George’s birthday, this was one of the best summer nights!
  16. Get a wetsuit and swim in the ocean – got a wetsuit…as yet to swim in the ocean. So… half check?
  17. Visit Cardiff 
  18. Go to and/or celebrate Wimbledon – NEXT YEAR I AM THERE.
  19. Try out Duck & Waffle and Breakfast Club in London – and absorb all their gluten free options, yes.
  20. Go on a blue bell walk
  21. Go to a music festival – not a huge one but I loved MTV Crashes Plymouth!
  22. Attend the Welsh literary festival at Hay-on-Wye
  23. Visit Liverpool
  24. Visit Wexford, Ireland – Alas dat bank account doe
  25. Go up the Shard In London
  26. Visit Durham – one of my biggest regrets! Just didn’t have time.
  27. Run the Totnes 10k – and smashed it yeah

17/27… good thing I’ve got another summer to look forward to in the UK!

What did you get up to this summer? Anything special? Any must-do’s for next summer? What are you looking forward to checking off your list this fall (or as the British say, Autumn!)?

Sarah xx

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