I am an absolute sun worshipper. I love the way it puts a smile on everyones faces, and makes even the most mundane of activities more pleasant. Unfortunately therein lies my only issue with the sun. The pressure. If it’s sunny I feel like I need to be packing a magnificent picnic into a ginormous cool box and heading somewhere worthy of the weather.
I should be heading for the coast to frolic in the sea with my sun bleached hair (artistically ruffled by the sea water drying) and short sleeved wet suit (we are in the UK after all). I should be building entire sand cities with my delighted children.
Or possibly laid under a tree on a checkered blanket (a proper picnic one not an Ikea cheapy) in the countryside. A picnic in a wicker hamper and the children climbing trees like monkeys.
I should not be crashed out and sticky on my sofa watching child genius on the TV, imaging of course that my children probably have IQ’s in the top 0.1% of the country and the school simply haven’t noticed yet. I should not be eating stale jaffa cakes while my children find out what sinks in the paddling pool, turns out TV remotes definitely do by the way in case you were ever curious. None of these activities are worthy of the precious few gloriously sunny days we get in the UK.
Oh the pressure. So tell me do you fill your summer days with amazingly picturesque activities? Do tell me what you have done with the last week of sunshine and I can live vicariously through you.
Melted….shhh don’t tell anyone I said that 😉
Melting is acceptable. We are British.
We have our summer bucket list so do some picturesque, exciting stuff, but most our summer is spent with the kids in paddling pools, eating ice poles and bouncing on the trampoline. They like it that way and so do I!
Sounds like a great mix.
We’ve just done some little things – we went to the local lakes and fed the ducks, then ate ice-creams yesterday. Today we didn’t do much until about 4pm, when I decided it was a good idea to have a mini water fight session! Unfortunately, the shops shut before we could buy some proper water guns, so we resorted to using Little man’s squirty bath toys and the garden hose!
I think I’m going to save the ‘beach and picnic’ outings for during the summer holidays 😉
Fair enough. I’m sure we will have lots of adventures in the summer too.
I’ve spent most of it complaining about the heat to be honest!
Aren’t you Trinidadian? Isn’t it hot there?