I’m writing this sitting on my balcony basking in the sun wearing ridiculous cat pyjama shorts that show off my ghostly pale legs in the hopes they may gain a sun kissed glow. Here’s hoping.
Not to sound overall British, but how lovely has the weather been?! Blue skies, sun shine and some serious heat! While the weather has been lovely I’ve been exploring my new homestead, done something rather out of the ordinary but awesome at the same time, and planning other adventures from the rest of spring and summer.
If your stuck for ideas this spring / summer then keep reading.
1. Picnic in the park
I live in a town centre which doesn’t sound picturesque (and it’s definitely not), but there are a few parks surrounding it that makes living in a town centre more bearable. Spending time in a green open space, especially if you live in an urban area, has a calming affect and makes it feel like I’m in a different place entirely.
If there’s not a park near you then have a picnic in your garden, or make a day out of it and take a trip to your nearest one or a National Trust garden. Go with friends or family and have a day of relaxing, food, good old chats and maybe some fruity Pimms.
I’m planning on having a lot of picnics this summer, as soon as I get my hamper out of the attic.
2. Go for a walk / hike / bike ride
These might not sound like the most interesting activities but they combine enjoying the sunshine and exercise – but you don’t feel like you actually doing exercise, it’s a win-win!
National Trust houses or gardens, your town/city, park, woods, the Lake District… and many other options are great places to start … they are fun to do by yourself and with others.
3. An activity
Activities can come in many shape and forms from playing your favourite sport outside, strawberry picking or in my case going for a walk with a llama. Yes, you did read that correctly. I spent about one and a half hours with my very own llama trekking around Ashdown forest (in West Sussex) and fed him carrots. It was brilliant.
Doing something different, like walking a llama, was not only enjoyable it was an experience and memory I will never forget.
If your interested, I went to this Llama Park and I cannot recommend it enough.
4. Go to the beach
If your not going away this year then why not pop to the beach with some friends this summer and catch some rays; maybe even have a picnic at the beach!
Or spend some time looking around a seaside town, plus there’s nothing like eating fish and chips at the beach, or having a drink with friend looking over the sea.
5. Go out for lunch
Whether you love going out for coffee, brunch, having a pub lunch or a drink outside, go get outside and enjoy yourself!
Remember: wear an SPF and stay hydrated.
What are you planning to do this spring/summer?