Wednesday, 28 April 2021

reasons to love summer!

Hey readers,

It won't be long now till summertime so let's get celebrating this hot season. Here are my reasons why I love summer.


As a parent, nothing excites me more than to put out the washing on the line, to have that fresh feel when you bring it down. 

Nothing gets me more excited than getting four loads of washing washed, hung, got down, and put away in a day - that my friends are some achievement. 

 Not to mention the buzz you get of feeling all domesticated and winning at life.

Al Fresco.

Eating outdoors is ace when you have children because you can leave all the crumbs behind and don't have to hoover. 

It is fresh air and being around nature is no better place to be when eating. I found having picnics less stressful than eating at home, maybe kids too and they seem much more relaxed with this option to the alternative eating at a table.


With the above point about picnics, this can be incorporated with going outside, as I have young children it tends to be the park, which that it was my children every really wants to be honest. 

They can burn off steam while I can get a moment to read some of my books, it is a winner and everyone is happy. 

It is also a cheap day out, the kids get sleepy and everyone is happy to come home and chill out. Going outside mess less bickering and the boys get on better without each other wanting to pull each other hair out.

Schools out.

During the summer period of late July and August, the boys have broken up from school and nursery.

It feels much more relaxed because there is an unstructured schedule but that sense of urgency to do homework or get out of the door early in the morning. 

It allows my eldest to be a bit calm as he hasn't got the added anxiety of spelling tests (this might not affect every child, however, my eldest is autistic and performance activities affect him greatly).

 If we have a day out somewhere on a Sunday or during the week we can take our time without having the thoughts in the back of the mind that we need to get home so the boys don't get tired the next day for school.

Holiday away from home.

Of course, holidays tend now to occur during the summer holiday as it is the best time to break up the six weeks of summer holidays. 

Getting away from it all, exploring new surroundings, and taking trips to the beach all makeup create memories for the family.


Summer normally means warmer weather, therefore the choices swing to lighter meals and anything that is cool to help get through the heat.

 I spend a fair amount of money stocking up on the ice creams and lollies, of course, a magnum or tip top are signs that summer has officially arrived.

What do you enjoy about summer?

Cheers for reading X

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  1. I love summer but at the same time I wish it wasn't so hot. I love spending more time outside, it's an excuse to eat ice cream and I love getting the washing on the line x

  2. Summer is already here with us. I totally agree with you about the washing - much better than having it hanging around our homes. We just enjoyed a sneaky magnum after doing some gardening ;-) #PoCoLo

  3. I'm in Dubai for summer and it's not somewhere to be when the temps reach the high 40s. I'm looking forward to returning to the UK for a summer I can also enjoy for the reasons you've listed. thanks for linking to #pocolo

  4. We are summer lovers over here! Beaches and hiking are our preferred. Sadly, my kids don't do the whole "get tired and chill" thing. They go all day and don't sleep any longer or better than otherwise. And, we school through summer...but lightly. We then are able to simply ditch school whenever we feel like it through the year! #KCACOLS

  5. I used to really struggle with summer as I hate being too hot but since becoming a parent I love summer- everything is so much easier, washing, picnics, cooking, days out- they are all so much more relaxing in the sunshine. Thank you so much for linking up with #KCACOLS.

    Katrina x

  6. So many things to enjoy although the kids can struggle without the routine sometimes. #kcacols

  7. we spend a lot of time outside. It will be nice for it to get a little warmer! #KCACOLS

  8. Summer is my favourite season without a doubt. We live on the coast and can’t wait to be spending our days on the beach and playing on the pier with the little man.