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I am a real summer person. I thrive in warm weather, and I won’t go on about how much I hate the UK’s drawn out winters.
During this sunny spell, instead of dwelling too much on holidays and time off that we yet again can’t afford, I am determined to make the most of what we already have at home. Last year, I wrote about how happy I was to finally have a useable garden in time for summer. This year, the garden is very much holding up its reputation as the best room in our house.
The barbecue is in near constant use. Long, warm evenings lend themselves very well to al fresco dinners on the patio. Arlo wiles away whole afternoons playing with his sand and water table whilst Rory and I enjoy the warm shade. The birth pool has been repurposed as a giant paddling pool (Yes, before I had a home birth, I thought this was a weird idea too, but fear not! Liners ensure that nothing icky actually touches the material of the pool…. I digress).
On the weekends we invite friends over for impromptu barbeques. We put the TV outside so Sam can watch his various sporting events whilst simultaneously enjoying the sunshine. We pop to the shops whenever the mood strikes to purchase summer essentials: ice creams, cold beer, and Diet Coke for the breastfeeders amongst us. (That would be me).
I love toddlers in sandals and babies in sun hats. I love the instant entertainment that a garden provides. I love walking barefoot on the grass.
We may not be going anywhere new this year, but that doesn’t stop us from creating summer memories. Our garden is our holiday.
Did I mention how much I really love summer?
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