We’re nearly into official summer season but with the weather in the UK last week, it’s felt like we’ve had a bit of summer already.
Summer isn’t my favourite season, it’s hot and sweaty, too many layers need to come off, it’s hard to sleep when it’s too hot, and you don’t want to be in work when outside looks like beautiful weather. But there are some good points, and following on from my Autumn, Winter and Spring posts, I’ll finish off with summer and what makes it great.
The hits of summer
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No need for coats on days out
Swimming in the outdoor pool
Feeling and looking healthier with a bit of colour
Living in flip flops or Birkenstocks …all the time outside work
Ice creams from ice cream vans
Ice pops from the freezer
Colourful gardens with pretty flowers
Eating al fresco
Pimms in the sun
Summer weddings and garden parties
Letting children run wild in the garden
Animals in the fields
Harvest time – going to take tea and food out to the fields
Chasing the combine
Bales in the fields
Afternoons in the park
Frisbees and croquet on the lawn
Feeling sand between your toes
Paddling in the sea
Camping trips with friends
Warmth on your back
Watching a cotton wool clouds go by
Reading a book outside
Being woken by the morning light
Salads and quiche
Sports day and being proud however fast or slow your child is
End of year school church service
Remembering what children have achieved through the school year
Sitting down by the river and watching boats go by
The fresh smell after summer rain and thunderstorms
Newly mown grass
Moaning about how hot it is
Driving on a sunny day with music blaring out
People in good moods
Singing along to summer songs
What bits are the best of summer for you?
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I think summer is over! Well it hasn’t felt like it today. My favourite things about summer are beach trips, fish & chips, picnics in the park, BBQs and gatherings will all the kids playing, sitting outside in the evening, seeing the garden in bloom and smelling the jasmine brands outside the back doors, not having to bundle coats and layers on to leave the house and being able to base outings around somewhere outdoorsy as my toddler just loves to run!
What a great list. Being able to leave the coats at home is a big one for me, and we’ve had salads for the last couple of nights running. I love how you added in moaning about the heat
Our office is the worst – no-one person is ever happy – the air conditioning is bliss for me, but others get too cold. But I guess we have similar issues with the heating in winter!
Aah feeling warm and happy just thinking about these 🙂 #thelistlinky
It’s amazing how easily lists like this can really make you imagine the season
I hate being too hot and so many things about summer but there is a lot to love…
Gorgeous photos x
Thanks Kim. Yes, definitely not a fan of heat – early 20s works for me – warm but so I can still get out and about without feeling uncomfortably hot.