My winter bucket list 2021

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Today when I opened up Instagram my bookclub people from Munich showed the snowflakes dancing. So it is close to winter. I know it officialy starts December 21 but I always feel like December 1 is the day we can say it is winter. Meterologist predict it will be a very cold winter in Germany 2021/22 and I don’t object. I love it. Bring it on. If I can make a wish: let it be freezing cold for a week so all the ice in the lakes freezes all smooth and then add a bit of snow to make the rest of the country look great too. Best winter conditions. Oh I am ready. Can you feel it? Of course I share my winter bucket list for 2021 again.

  • Ice Skating
    Always and forever hoping I make it to the frozen lake at least ones. Last year it happened after many many years of warmer winters.
  • Baking Stollen
    I found grandmas recipe in her cook book. It only lists ingredients and no instructions. I am giving it a shot and hope something edible will emerge.
  • Reading Christmas and winter books
    I love reading snowy stories leading up to Christmas and then inn January and February. I have a few books ons my TBR I am looking forward to reading. Cant wait.
  • Family Christmas
    I am hoping for a family Christmas but I guess I need to prepare to spend it just us two again. I am not sure how we will survive winter in Germany if there isn’t a lockdown soon. And now with the new virus mutation its not getting better.
  • Christmas Cards
    As always I want to make some Christmas cards, write and send off. I also signed up to send cards to elderly people who do not have and family left.
  • Celebrate our Anniversary
    We were thinking about going back to the place were we spend summer vacation but haven’t booked anything yet. Not sure if it is a good idea to do so now. But whatever we do or wherever we are I want to make the day special somehow.
  • Build a snowman
    Even if it is a tiny one that sits on a fence pole. They are fun and I am sure it would make someone happy seeing it.
  • Getting the Booster
    I snatched an appointment for a booster shot and willl get it December 15th. I gladly make an exception to my otherwise strict rule on doctor appointments in December.
  • Finding a Word
    I will again choose a word and go through the motions to figure out what my word 2022 will be. I have one in mind for weeks if not months already. Never happened before. I am rather certain it will be the one but maybe I surprise myself.
  • Goal setting
    Right along with my word goes my list of New Years intentions. I will Unravel 2021 and plan for 2022. Excited about it. 2022 holds lots of celebrations in my family.
  • Christmas Movies
    Of course that makes the list. Always looking for recommendations.
  • Bath Routine
    Last year I started taking a long bath each Sunday night. I have started again but could make it happen weekly yet. Hoping to re-establishing this routine.
  • Cooking Chestnut Soup
    I never have and its been on my bucket list back in 2016. Its about time I do that.
  • Christmas Tree
    Getting one and maybe even a small one for my reading nook.

I think this has been the longest winter bucket list ever. But it just is my favorite season and its always so short. Need to make the best of it. Do you have a winter bucket list? Do we have some things in common? and what is missing on mine. Lets hear it. And if you need inspiration you can consult my previous years (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016)

Happy winter


11 thoughts on “My winter bucket list 2021

  1. I’ll tell you what we don’t have in common – enjoying winter! It is definitely my least favourite season, but it’s wonderful that you enjoy it.

    I guess I do like some winter activities, but most of them happen indoors – making special treats over the holidays, cuddling up and watching Christmas movies, sitting on the couch in front of a beautiful Christmas tree.

    We have quite a few places to skate outdoors safely, and I’ll try to make sure I take the kids a few times. Downhill sledding is a favourite and I love when the kids make a snowman, but don’t particularly enjoy doing it myself (I get so cold!).

    My favourite is walking outside after dark – when there is no wind and it’s relatively warm – while the snow is falling. In those moments I do enjoy winter because it is so, so magical.
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    1. Well for not liking winter you do have some fun things you seem to enjoy. I can get behind the snuggling up and watching mies, reading and sitting by a fireplace. I haven’t been sledding in a long time. I guess being cold is not nice. Being outside when. there is no wind and the snowflakes slowly dancing down is magical. I totally agree. We had that a long time ago here in Berlin. It was very late maybe 2 am maybe later and the husband and I grabbed our coats and went outside. It was so quiet for the city.

  2. I love, love, love your winter bucket list and many of these things would end up on my list as well… I really miss ice-skating. I used to go every winter when I still lived in Germany. The last time I went was on a skiing vacation with my family in 2016, I think.

    I’ve never baked my own Stollen, but that is also something I’d like to try sometime. Next weekend, I am planning to bake the first round of my family’s Spritzgebäck! :)

    I really do love winter and hope we can get away to the snow at Lake Tahoe sometime…. given that it’s safer to travel again .

    1. I can totally relate that you miss winter. I guess it is nice in California and warm but I would miss winter terribly. I am hoping you will have a chance to go to Lake Tahoe. Wasn’t it right before the pandemic that you last went to that retreat?
      I actually tackled the Stollen today. Why think about it long. It looks promising but I haven’t cut it yet as it needs to marinated and develop its flavor. I’m excited. Verytime I see Spritzgebäck now I have to think about you. It’s s funny.

      1. Yes, you’re right, it’s been almost two years since we went to this retreat at Lake Tahoe. I hope to go again next year!

        How did your Stollen turn out? I am so curious (as I’ve never made it myself). The Spritzgebäck is halfway gone already LOL

  3. I’m with Elisabeth- definitely not a cold weather person, but I know you are! I seem to remember you spent your honeymoon in the arctic circle. I hope you get your cold winter.
    i want to hear all about the Stollen when you make it!

    1. Yes I am a bit of a strange person who it comes to my winter love. But I seem to be more happy. And Less migraines. So I enjoy it. The Stollen is already backed. Crossed that of yesterday. Cant wait to eat it.

  4. What a fun list of things. I want to go sledding this year. And find someplace with fresh snow where I can just let the dog run and be insane. And keep the bird feeders full. And learn how to use the snow blower (my husband usually operates it while I shovel, but last year he was out of town a couple of times and I didn’t know how to use it and I had to shovel our super long driveway and it took me hours).
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    1. I am also curious. I thought I had it already then a new one popped up. When I wrote it down I saw I have already noted it and forgot all about it. This is interesting.

      Haven’t made chestnut soup yet but should get the ingredients so I will do soon.

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