5 things about summer | Friday 5

Friday, 12 June 2015

This week I'm finally feeling it. I've got the legs out (eek), the SPF to the front of my skincare stash and I don't want to see another soup or casserole for at least 8 to 12 weeks.

It's SUMMER!!!!!

Yes, it may be a little greyer today than I'd like, but it's warm. Really warm in fact. And I'm ready to welcome the great British summer with open arms... even if my legs aren't.

So, in an attempt to keep those rain clouds away this weekend, here are five things that summer means to me:

Sand. Everywhere. Between our daily trips to the beach, the sand table in the back garden and the amazing 24-7 shedding labrador (seriously, it's unbelievable), I may as well leave the hoover plugged in for the whole summer. But I wouldn't change a thing. Although I am tempted to shave the dog.  

Cold. Ice-cream, lollies, pink lemonade on ice, homemade slushies.... Pimms. Ah. There's nothing better than enjoying cold stuff in a hot garden.

Toes. Is there anything cuter than tiny toes in cute little summer shoes? I think not. We're definitely a family of flip-flop fans; the second it's warm enough, out come the sandals. 

Music. It's become a bit of a summer tradition, every Sunday evening after the kids are in bed, Dan and I sit on deck chairs in the back garden with a bottle of red wine, candles lit, blankets and the laptop and listen to our favourite songs on Spotify for hours. We just sit there and chat. It's nothing unusual; we listen to the same songs all year round, but something about our little summer routine makes it seem special.

Time. There's so much more of it in the summer. I love having the children off school with me, with nowhere to rush to and nothing in particular to do. Dan usually finishes work a bit earlier, so we can all go off to the beach when everyone else is packing up to go home. We spend the last few hours of sunlight running in the sea, having picnics on the sand and enjoying our time together.


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    1. This was a pink lemonade slush and sooo good!x

  2. Ooh I love the idea of your garden parties after bedtime, I want to gate crash! Lovely post, I must say Summer is my absolute favourite :) Thanks for linking up to #TheList xx

    1. Thanks Hannah. You're welcome anytime ;) x

  3. Listening to music in deckchairs, as the sun sets sounds like the perfect evening - so relaxing!

    Helen x