Ten Things To Do This Summer

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Spring seemed to last for ages, so I'm so glad summer has arrived. With luck the weather will continue to be kind, it'll scorch our lawns, send us to the coast in droves, and see the sales of icecream (and sun cream) go through the roof.

Here's how I'll be spending my summer...

1. Visit three different beaches in Suffolk - Felixstowe, Aldeburgh, Southwold
Dip my toes into the water, and try a new ice cream flavour in each place. I plan to go before the schools break up so I can avoid hoards of people. Unsociable? Me?

2. Get organised and start felting for Christmas (yes, I totally just used the C word)
Even if I only tick one item off my list it'll be a start. I always have so many things on my to-do list, things often get put off because 'I have loads of time', and then time flies...

3. Go on a picnic
Complete with blanket and wicker basket.

4. Visit a maize maze
Kezzie the Southwold maize maze opens on July 17th.

5. Go Geocaching

6. Visit the Suffolk Punch Trust

7. Make lemonade from scratch

8. Join my local library
After losing a book whilst at college I was too scared to darken the doors again, I think sufficient time has passed...

9. Decorate until my arms fall off
I say this so often...

10. Read 14 books - preferably whilst lounging in my hammock in the sunshine
My freelance friend and I have decided to make July 7th #NationalFreelancersDayOff and we intend to sit in hammocks and do nothing but read. Since the beginning of April I've purchased 28 books, mostly from charity shops, and been given four others, so I need to do some serious catching up!

What do you have planned for the summer months?

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18 comments

  1. This all sounds lovely - especially the beach trips and the library (I volunteer at our local branch so am always chuffed when new people register). My summer plans so far include waiting for the impending arrival of my best friend's baby, birthday drinks for my sister, organising a surprise 40th birthday barbecue for a mate, possibly hosting a Bastille Day party at ours complete with fireworks, celebrating our 4 year wedding anniversary and a christening all intermingled with plenty of afternoons spent in beer gardens, I hope.

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    1. I'm looking forward to getting into the library and having a good root around!
      Your summer sounds lovely, and very sociable!Happy Anniversary, the 4th is fruit or flowers, do you do traditional presents?

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  2. I need to start cross stitching my Christmas cards!

    As sales of ice cream increase so does the number on my scales from consuming said ice cream...

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    1. hehe, very true! I try to make every other ice cream a less calorific ice lolly, doesn't always work though :)
      It seems silly to start thinking about Christmas during a heatwave, but look how quickly the first half of the year has raced by...?

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  3. 100% stealing some of these ideas! xx

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    1. Please do :) hope you have a smashing summer Laura xx

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  4. I totally had the Christmas conversation with Thomas the other day (the always-tricky "where do we spend Christmas" topic needs tackling early, I think), so I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking about it already! I love these plans, enjoy your summer!

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    1. That dreaded talk will happen in about two months for us.
      Hope you have a great summer too - of course you will - you're getting MARRIED!! :)
      xx

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  5. You're going to have a lovely summer, even if you end up only doing half of these! I am starting to think about handmade Christmas presents, too. You do have to, unfortunately; as you say, time is remarkably fluid & runs far too quickly.

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    1. You really do, especially if you're like me and keep adding things to the list to make ;)

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  6. Ok so I need to get myself to Southwold with you! Yessssss, let's make this happen!!! This is a great list! It is so long since I have been to Felixstowe!!!x

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    1. Yes! Let me know some dates you'll be free and we'll get it in the diary :)

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  7. Relieved to know i'm not the only one who thinks about Christmas in Summer, Yesterday I was eating Christmas fruit cake (Purely for research, i'm a baker!) And hooray for National Freelancer's Day Off, sign me up, I was beginning to think we didn't get one!!
    -Elle x

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    1. My friend and I couldn't find any reference to one, so we picked a day and gave it a hashtag :)
      I think Christmas cake should be called Everyday Throughout the Year cake, is there anything better than fruit cake covered in marzipan?

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  8. Those are fantastic plans, the only one which doesn't float my boat is decorating, I leave that job to Mick. If you enjoy reading, you'll love the library, I'm a frequent visitor to our's. There's so many libraries closing down these days and it's such a shame, I do wish that more people would use them as they're a fantastic resource. I don't think it's ever too soon to start crafting for Christmas, I've started knitting some gifts already. I've left it till the last minute before and it gets too stressful wondering if I'll get things finished on time.

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    1. If I left the DIY to Andy we'd never get anything done, he just doesn't get the time! I don't mind it, but I do have to be in the mood.
      I so thin it's sad that so many public libraries are closing, which is why I've decided to join and support them. And maybe I won't spend so much money on books!
      You're very organised crafting for Christmas, I though summer was early :)

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  9. Reading, hammocks and kid-free beaches sound right up my street!
    My relaxation's over, my Summer is wall-to-wall festival selling. xxx

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    1. That sounds like hard work - but also a lot of fun!

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