Tuesday 31 January 2023

What I am looking forward to this summer.

I hate the winter, I don't do well in the cold and it makes me grumpy and moody when it's grey out. I am not much of a fan of the spring either although I do love getting out in the garden. What I do love is the summer. I can't wait for it but I will of course complain about being too hot if we have another of those silly heatwaves that we had last year. 


These are the things I am looking forward to over the summer:

Longer days and sunny evenings.
It is such a chore to get up when it is still almost dark and I always feel tired earlier when it's dark outside and I am cosy inside. I love the longer days and sitting outside on an evening. Ellie likes them to so she can go out and hang with her friends.

Blue skies.
The sky seems to have been grey and cloudy for months. The blue skies seem to really lift my mood. We have had a couple recently but not enough for my liking.

Visiting somewhere by the sea.
Last year we went for a day out with my dad and partner but this year we're having a little holiday by the sea and I can't wait!! I can't wait to smell the sea air and of course get fish and chips.

No more school! 
Ellie leaves school this summer and I will no longer be parent of school children. Eek! It seems scary to think about but Ellie is taking it all in her stride.

Wearing less clothes. 
I love being cosy in my snuddie or oversized woollies but sometimes I feel claustrophobic in too many layers. I can't wait to get back to wearing vest tops and shorts even if I hate my legs.

Growing things in my garden.
I had success last year growing flowers, sunflowers, pumpkins and tomatoes last year but this year I am determined to grow some peppers and maybe sweetcorn too! It might end up saving us money if I manage to grow enough.

Sitting in a pub garden.
There is nothing better than a pint of something in a beer garden on a sunny evening!

I seem to go crazy for fruit over the summer. Strawberries, raspberries, melon and the more normal fruit like bananas and grapes. I love to eat fruit or have them in smoothies, the Breville blender which I got years ago is still going strong.

A more positive mood.
When it is bright and sunny out my mood really lifts. I feel happier and I have a lot more motivation.

Reading in the garden.
Last year I got into the habit of having half an hour sitting in the garden reading and it got me back into reading.

I would love to go to one but I will make do with watching them on the TV. My girls are so into their music and love watching along either on the TV or YouTube.

Having a barbeque.
BBQ's are fun and it means that I don't have to cook. hehehe 

Hearing an ice cream van.
I love it when the ice cream van comes around now, the kids don't bug me for money for an ice cream as they have their own money now. Becky her wages and Ellie her pocket money.  Sometimes they even buy me an ice cream.

What are you looking forward to over the summer?


  1. Spring has always been my favorite season with summer second. Of course, my spring is nice and warm! Nice list

  2. Summer is my favourite season!! Now we only have one more month left and I’ll be sad when it’s over. Haha it’s funny that soon I’ll be seeing you all enjoying the warmer weather and I’ll be back to complaining about the cold.

  3. Oh yes! I am looking forward to long mornings on the deck eating breakfast in the sun, reading by the lake, taking another family vacation, enjoying not having to get up in the morning and rush anyone off to school, sunshine and suntans, shorts and flip flops... I just LOVE summer!