Elsie’s Summer Bucket List: The Summer Party Playlist 1st Single!:)

I want to thank Elsie for participating in my Summer Party Playlist project. She was to first to make an entry and our first single for the “album!” I am so excited to share with you all her summer bucket list:) Mine would be very similar! So check it out and also check her blog out if you haven’t already. Leave her a nice comment and follow💛
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Hi everyone! How are you all on this overly sunny summers day? Don’t worry it’ll be Christmas soon 😂 (I can’t be the only one thinking that?..halfway through the year so why not? 😂). I’ve been thinking about what I would like to do this summer before I go on holiday in August to England as when I get back, summer will surely be a distant memory 😂 This post is for Lee’s Summer Party Playlist Project which you can take part in too if you want at the link by either sending Lee a summer themed post (there are suggestions on her page) or publishing a new post (like this bucket list) with a link to her blog saying you are doing it! So here are the things I want to do this summer!

Go to the beach more than once! 

I live close to a couple of beaches but hardly ever go there 🙈. I can’t even remember the last time I went 🤔 I was supposed to go last month but I don’t think I felt well. Actually the last time I went was probably last August in Brighton!! I’ve got to pay my respect to Irish beaches! 😂 I wanted my mum to come but in reality I know that the sun and heat is too dangerous for her as it is so why would we risk the beach? And I can’t walk barefoot on the beach 😬 because of my Raynaud’s it oddly resembles walking on fire! 😂 but it won’t put me off going! 😂 The sound of the ocean and and the soft sand..I’m grinning at the thought!

Take more selfies 😗😙😝

The few pictures I randomly post of myself on my blog are the majority I have! 😂 I don’t know why I don’t take pictures of myself. When I’m older I know I will want some to look back on and I know that what will start me taking them is when they correspond to a memory….so I better start making some memories! 😂 Or else I’ll forget myself as I can’t even picture my family’s faces in my mind when I’m not around them let alone my own 😬😂.

Go in the garden and for walks up the road!

What I love most about living in the Irish countryside is the greenness (not a word?! 😂) of it all! Every other green seems fake in comparison 😂 everywhere you look is a picture waiting to be taken, it is so peaceful and surreal. I need to take advantage of the fresh air when I’m well and able!

Get out and do stuff!

There is not much here in terms of festivals/events and I would probably be too nervous to go anyway 😂 but if something comes along that I am interested in, I should just go. This includes shops, cafes, cinema trips. Even if I don’t buy anything, it’s good to get out (the house is like a furnace 😬😂). My friend is back from college (which is 4 hours away on the other side of ireland!) So I know for sure I will meet up with her allot! (Today we are going to the cinema to see The Mummy!).

Make a vision board!

I’ve wanted to make a vision board for a very long time but haven’t because I didn’t want to ruin my magazines! But everything in them is long gone from the shops now 😂 I found a piece of card that folds over like a photo album so I’m planning on doing it soon! I might even embarrass myself and do a post on it 😬😂.

Have a picnic! 🍝(Pasta at a picnic sounds like a living dream 😍😂).

A proper one with a wicker basket and a blanket (not a towel! 🙄😂) With lemonade and healthy homemade stuff I’ll eat because it looks pretty on the occasion 😂 no sandwiches though. I’ve had my fare share of sand filled sandwiches (suppose it’s karma with the name 😂).

Get my ears pierced….again! 😂

I got my ears pierced when I was around eight but never really wore studs in them 🙄 so last year I realized one has closed up. On the day I got them done I remember that the lady used the gun to shoot my left ear and I got up and went to walk off thinking she was done…she hadn’t even done my right ear and I was at the door 😑 (don’t mind me I’m just grimacing with embarrassment! 😫😂) it wasn’t even painful so I don’t get why I thought that one shot had magically gone through my head to my other ear 🙈. I’m not too fussed about getting them done again but if I do I will know it was on this list! 😂

Go to a car boot sale! 

We used to go to one near our house allot (it is held every Sunday) so I might go again as you never know what’s there! I used to come away with handfuls of books for a fiver 😵😂 half the time the stuff could be bought cheaper brand new 🙄 but you don’t know that when you’re there do you? As people can be crafty. I once got 2 PS2 games and I was talked into it as I find it incredibly difficult to say no to a deal (“it was not a deal!” I want to shout at younger me! 😂)…as you can probably guess, the games didn’t bloody work 😳 I was in a state of shock 😂. The last few times I went I didn’t buy anything (that was when I started getting smart with my money! 😂) But whenever we drive past the area the sale is held on a Sunday I always wonder what’s on the tables 😂 so hopefully I’ll go to one.

Thank you for reading! 😉💗 I will revisit this post at the end of the summer and see if I actually did any of this stuff! 😂 What is on your summer bucket list? Have a lovely day! 

Wasn’t that a wonderful entry? I think so! If you would still like to participate, just send me your entry at goldenpinkj@gmail.com or doing what Elsie did, by posting your entry to your blog and tagging me in it. (Remember it must be a new post)



Summer Party Playlist Project: Ideas for all✨

The Summer Party Playlist Project? Some of you may not know what this project is or that I even started it. After my diary entry “rant” or whatever you might wish to call it i’m sure more of you know now.

I received some wonderful comments and suggestions already and Elsie mentioned to me that she has wanted to participate, but has been in a bit of a funk and she just can’t get that pretty brain working at the moment to find the words to submit. This immediately gave me an idea for a new post to promote my project and to help those of you out who may want to participate but just can’t find the words to get anything together.

The project requires submitting a poem, article, or some sort of presentation about Summer. The options aren’t limited at all, only the subject. I’ve decided to come up with a list of ideas you could write about to submit:) I’ll be sharing your submissions on my blog!💛


  • Haiku
  • Poem about the weather
  • Poem about a Summer love
  • Poem only about the sun
  • Poem about nature; flowers, trees, bees birds and butterflies, all the beautiful colors etc

Story Ideas:

  • Story about your first vacation
  • Story about your favorite vacation
  • Story about the best summer you’ve had
  • Story about a Summer holiday
  • Story time about being at the beach
  • Fictional short story about summer: A girl/boy experiences summer for the first time, short romance story relating to summer, a group of teens in summer school, someone celebrating their birthday during summer

Article Ideas:

  • Your first vacation
  • Favorite vacation
  • Your best summer
  • Place you would like to visit this summer
  • Things you want to do this summer/bucket list
  • Outfits
  • Summer DIYs
  • Thoughts on summer school
  • Working, going to school, and trying to have fun during summer
  • Summer treats/health/workout
  • Favorite summer song, why it’s your favorite and share the lyrics; maybe include your own verse
  • Beach article
  • Where you like to shop for summer
  • Summer make up day out look
  • Go to summer hairstyles/products
  • Summer reading list/list of books relating to summer
  • Come to the festival/park/mall/beach etc with me
  • Have a photo shoot and talk about the photos; you can capture sunsets, birds, bees, flowers, family outing, etc
  • Summer art drawings, editing- be sure to include a little about them
  • Summer colors: An article or pictures only using a certain color that reminds you of summer
  • Summer wishlist
  • Ideal summer vacation
  • Outdoor date night ideas
  • Shows/Movies you need to watch this summer
  • Keeping cool during summer
  • Keeping bills low during summer
  • Best ice cream flavors to try
  • 4th of July party ideas
  • Summer activities for kids
  • How to style; Summer trends
  • Top 10 summer essentials
  • Summer skin care
  • Have a birthday this summer? Write an article or post about that.


  • Write a full song (your own)
  • Write a verse to a song (your own)
  • Write the chorus to a song (your own)
  • Submit an audio/video recording of you singing a summer song (your own or other)
  • Submit audio/video recording of you reciting your lyrics or poem
  • Create a summer playlist of 5 or more songs all relating to summer

Other Ideas:

  • Create a PowerPoint or other presentation
  • Create your own summer book title and cover
  • Create a list of things that are “hot/warm” or things that are cold
  • Create a new month for summer, what would it be called? Include a holiday with it, what would the holiday be called and what would it be celebrating?
  • The “flavors” of Summer: Flavors/food/drinks you think of or enjoy during summer
  • The scent of summer: Scents you think of during summer, favorite perfumes, lotions etc
  • Favorite/Least favorite things about summer

Have any Summer related posts already planned but not published yet? Once you post it, tag me in it to use for your submission! 🙂 Again, it must be one not already published.

I hope this helps out a lot! Let me know if it does and if you’ll be participating.☀️

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