Wednesday 5 June 2024

What I'm looking forward to this summer.

Last week I saw a blog post from Jennifer over at Jennifer's Little World about the things that she is looking forward to this summer and I thought I would pinch her idea and write about the things that I am looking forward to as well.

orange petaled flowers

We have another long summer with Ellie finishing college at the end of this month. She has so many plans with friends and Becky has lots of things planned too but I am sure we will spend some time together! I hope anyway!

The The UEFA European Football Championship (Euro's) start in a couple of weeks and I am looking forward to them. I always say I am not a football fan unless it's the World Cup or the Euros. In the last couple of tournaments England has done pretty well so I hope that continues. I will also be cheering Scotland along, well for the first round anyway. 

A couple of weeks after the Euros there is the Olympics. I do like watching it on the TV especially the gymnastics, equestrian events, diving and the speed climbing which I got right into last time. It's amazing to watch. New to the Olympics this time is breakdancing which sounds interesting to watch.

Our local pub was taken over with new owners, chef's and staff a few months ago and we love it! I am looking forward to spending time in their beer garden when the sun is shining and from what I have read they have lots of fun things coming up over the next few months. I am hoping to be drinking cocktails in the sun.

In July we will of course be going to the local agricultural show which we have been to every year since we have lived here. It is a great couple of days and there's something for everyone. I love sitting and watching the show jumping, Stu loves seeing the old tractors and machinery, Becky loves seeing all the animals and Ellie loves hanging out with her friends at the fairground rides seeing who can ride the Waltzers the most and not throw up. lol

Barbeques in the garden mean I don't have to cook, Stu is in charge of that and it is nice to sit outside and eat as long as the bugs stay away. We get all the sun in our back garden from about lunch time until it sets so it's always so nice out there and I am hoping to spend more time out there. I will take my laptop out or a book and sit in the shade but still enjoy the warmth of the sun. 

The girls are wanting to go to the local Pride events. I know Becky is going with her friends to one and Ellie has convinced me to go along to a different one with her. A few weeks ago I tried to explain to my dad that you don't have to be gay, bisexual or anything else to go along. Everyone is welcome! From what I have read they have some great performers on.

We will spend a few weekends watching festivals on the TV. Glastonbury for Coldplay and Shania Twain, Reading and Leeds for Blink-182, Gerry Cinnamon and Lana Del Rey and The Isle of Wight Festival for The Pet Shop Boys, Green Day, Jessie J and McFly. The girls really love music and enjoy watching live performances and there's always something special about festivals.

We don't have any holidays planned for this year but I am hoping to have a couple of nights away at the end of the summer to celebrate Ellie and Becky's birthday. There's only 12 days between their birthdays so fitting something in the middle would be ideal. We won't go far but somewhere away from home will be good.

There will also be summer dresses, ice lollies, ice cream, salads, cooling off in the shower, walks on an evening, trips to the cinema to see Despicable Me 4 and Deadpool & Wolverine, sleeping late, lazy mornings, picnics and of course blogging about all of the fun we have! 

What are you looking forward to this summer?


  1. I love watching the Euros and World Cup at football. Like you, I don't watch anything else.

    If I can find out before a Pride event takes place when it is, I will attend, like last year. Usually I see in the newspapers that it was the day before, very annoyingly and not particularly useful. :))

  2. Looks like you're going to be busy Kim. You've got quite the list there.
    Visiting today from MMBC

  3. I'm glad to inspire you and loved reading your list, there are lots of things to look forward to this summer! I hope that there is some warmer and sunnier weather on the way too!

  4. Looking forward to Wimbledon, The Olympics, the local Lavender Festival, and lots of grilling - keep that cooking heat outside!

  5. It sounds like lots to look forward to!

  6. Your list sounds so good!! Summer is the best!

  7. I forgot the Olympics are this summer; I love watching them. I love cooking on the grill and I am hard pressed to not eat too much ice cream and frozen treats in the summer. They are definite favorites!