Summer is, as I’ve said plenty around here recently, my absolute favourite time of the year. It really brings out the best in people and the world just seems like a better place. Here are my absolute favourite things about this season!
1. Long days
It still being light at 10pm and being woken up by a gorgeous sunny morning is bliss and I only wish that these super long days could last all year round. I am in such a better place when I can time my routine by the rising and setting of the sun and it really doesn’t feel good when the nights start closing in in August and I know that we’ll soon be back into Winter mode.
2. The food
Everything is so bright and fresh in the Summer, that I just feel like I make better decisions about my food and generally feel good about my choices. British strawberries are my absolute favourite at this time of year and I would eat them everyday if I could. And don’t even get me started on how much I adore the salads that make an appearance everywhere during this time, I try and make as many of my own as I can too, and I love it!
3. Getting out and about
I feel so much more motivated to get outside, either visiting different places or getting active, during these couple of months. When the weather is good and the days are long, I feel so much better and getting out and about just helps with that so much. Even if it’s just going for an iced coffee or a long walk, I feel good when I’m outside, really experiencing the day.
4. The clothes
I love my Summer wardrobe and on dark Winter days dream of a time when I don’t have to leave the house in a coat, boots, a hat, a scarf and gloves. Pretty dresses, loose t-shirts and skirts are the best reason to get out into the good weather and really feel good about yourself.
5. The smells
Weird, I know, but one of my favourite things about the Summer is the different smells that accompany it. Whether that’s freshly cut grass, smokey BBQs or suntan lotion, there’s nothing quite the same as those Summer aromas that fill the air during these months. And it’s always nice to fill my house with floral goodness, so that I can get that scent too!