Winter Bucket List – the status update…

Back in June, at the winter solstice, I linked up with Once Upon A Time & Happily Ever After to post a winter bucket list – or inspiration list…whatever. Anyways, before I link up with them again on Thursday with the Spring bucket list, here’s how I went against my list. Spoiler alert, I happen to think that I nailed it…

Check out the markets…

That’s a tick to Marcoola Night Markets, Sunshine Coast (formerly known as Mooloolaba) Collective Markets, Yandina Markets, Fishermans Road Markets and Caloundra Street Fair. I’d still like to try Noosa Farmer’s Market and Peregian Beach Markets – I’ll carry these across to the summer list. If you’re interested in any of these, there are a few posts up on the Sunshine Coast blog. The pic below is the mural at Mooloolaba State School – where the Collective Markets used to be held.

Attend a Writer’s Conference…

Romance Writers Conference in Brisbane done…and my presentation nailed.

Enter a fun run/walk event…

Ok, I entered Bridge to Brisbane, did the distance (10kms) a number of times, got the t-shirt and the bib, but didn’t make the trip down to Brissie. My friend had some family commitments so couldn’t make it – which I was sort of glad about after the messy schedule I’d had leading up to the week. Yep, I wimped out.

Impromptu barbecue on the beach…

Done. More than once. And picnics – we managed one of these too – at Rainbow Beach for Father’s Day. I made zucchini slice and a terrine and we had a fabulous time in the sun by the beach.

Complete the Caloundra to Point Cartwright section of the Coastal Walkway…

I’ve so far only done the Point Cartwright to Kawana (and return) portion of this. I’ll carry this across to the summer list.

Walk some of the tracks in Noosa National Park…

I haven’t made it up there. Carry over to summer list.

Visit Buderim Falls…

Tick. Gorgeous spot. You can find the post here.

Enrol in a belly dancing class…

Tick. I’ve also done No Lights No Lycra – dancing in the dark.

Enrol in a yoga class…

Not yoga as such, but a body balance class that incorporates tai chi, yoga and pilates. I think that counts.

Leave town…

Tick – we had a fabulous weekend in Melbourne. You can find the posts here and here.

This winter I also:

  • Had family from Sydney up to stay
  • Visited Australia Zoo at Beerwah


What about you? How was your winter?



19 comments on “Winter Bucket List – the status update…”
  1. Deborah says:

    You’ve done very well with your list!

    I actually wore my B2B shirt the other day. I wondered if it was akin to fraud… given that I didn’t walk it. Though I did pay my money, so a big tick for the fundraising side of it. The shirt is really airy.

    I must get down there at some stage and get to the markets as I went to some local ones here on Saturday and that was 5mins of my life I’m never gonna get back! 🙂

    1. Jo says:

      I haven’t worn mine yet…I feel a bit fraudy about it too. But, as you say, we did the fundraising…

  2. Vanessa says:

    The last time I went to the sunshine coast was a few years ago and I was shocked how busy and tiny the streets felt compared to when I was a kid! To be honest, it put me off going back because I don’t like crowds. But I also like it there and feel like I’ve never properly explored the area so I’ll have to work out a balance. Maybe I’ll just skip the markets that look busy and find other tiny gems.

    1. Jo says:

      we stay away from places like Noosa – I tense up at the thought of trying to find a carpark up there. School holidays in Mooloolaba & Caloundra are also bedlam. I’m not great with crowds so tend to do the beach early in the morning – & likewise for markets.

  3. You certainly did nail this Winter bucket list! This motivates me to put together a bucket list of my own. There’s something so motivating and satisfying about ticking items off a list! I’m sure I’ll achieve a lot more with a list than without one.


    1. Jo says:

      It’s amazing just writing down what you want to do & sending it out there.

  4. I’ve done Yoga & Pilates separately on & off for a few years, and have just got the Michelle Merriefield discs to do from home. The combined yoga/pilates is my favourite at the moment, it’s brilliant for working every part of me.

    1. Jo says:

      That sounds like a really good (& convenient) way of doing it – & cost effective too!

      1. I’ve found doing the classes from home, means that I’m more likely to fit classes into my week. Have a look at

  5. Sydney Shop Girl says:

    I cheated on the yoga thing by doing yoga sequences at home via PDFs I downloaded a few months back. I’m actually improving! More movement in my spine and far less shoulder and back aches.

    1. Jo says:

      That’s probably a good compromise – to do the moves at home. I’m no longer seeing a chiro monthly, so need to get that movement in my spine somehow.

  6. sizzlesue15 says:

    You certainly ticked off a lot Jo and I hope you will be doing the Spring one with me. I think we are the only two living in the Southern Hemisphere in that link up.

    1. Jo says:

      I certainly will be linking up on Thursday for the Spring list. See you there!

  7. Well-done you! I have been amazed at your activity and enjoyment of your new home in a relatively short space of time. You are indeed nailing it!! Good on you. Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 36/52. Next week’s prompt: Beach or Bush.

    1. Jo says:

      Thanks Denyse. We’re loving life up here, although I do need to get out & try & meet people too…

  8. Pam says:

    That was a busy winter … here’s to summer 🙂

    1. Jo says:

      And to your next adventure…

  9. jjalki06 says:

    Congrats on ticking off so much on your list!! I look forward to seeing what your spring list brings!

    1. Jo says:

      Thanks…it’s been a fabulously busy winter…

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