This gorgeous weather we’ve had over the past week (make the most of it whilst you can kids, because it won’t last!!) has got me thinking all about the rest of the summer season and how to make the most of it! We went away on our holidays back in April, which is super early for us since we usually go in July, or as late as September, and the past few days I’ve found myself feeling a bit sad when my Timehop throws up memories of us counting down the days until we fly off to our favourite holiday spots! All the more reason to make the most of Summer at home, explore more places that are close by and when the weather is good, get outdoors!
We spent a long time living in a flat with no garden, and it was so frustrating in Summer not being able to sit outside and enjoy the weather, so now that we have a garden, albeit a small one, we’ll definitely be spending lots of time in it. There’s still a bit of work to be done to make it look how we want it to, but its been so good to be able to eat our meals outside, relax in the sun around our gorgeous Homesense garden furniture and even get some work done outdoors!
Explore Local Towns & Cities
Dan recently started a new job where he spends a bit of time on the road in local towns, and its come it so handy for finding new places for days out, evening meals and summer strolls! We’ve already visited a few places that are less than a 30 minute drive away for delicious food and lovely afternoons outdoors thanks to him spotting new places out on his travels! Its been amazing to find some places we never knew existed that are so close to us, and we’ve already racked up a few more to visit in the coming weeks!
We’re lucky enough to live just a twenty minute drive from the likes of Lytham St Annes and Blackpool, but we definitely don’t make the most of it at the moment! St Annes is one of my favourite places to visit on a sunny day, so if we get more weather like this (fingers crossed) I will be heading to the seaside for my sun, sea and sand fix without having to hop on a plane!
Enjoy Summer Nights
When I’m on holiday, one of my favourite parts of the trip is getting dressed up and heading out for dinner in the evenings, so why not do that more at home? There are some lovely places to eat and drink in the North West that aren’t too far away and would make the perfect setting for a relaxed, warm Summers night (that’s if we get any more of those….)
Go For A Stroll
As you will probably know, I’m currently on the Results With Lucy fitness plan, and whilst working out in the heat is not something I’m built for (trust me, I’ve found that out the hard way this week!), I can still be active even if it is too hot to don the lycra and lift some weights. We live in close proximity to so many shops, pubs and restaurants, so when the weather’s good, I’ll be ditching the car and going for a walk. Enjoying the weather and working out the pins in one go? Result.
Have you any more ideas for ways to enjoy the Summer at home to make sure those holiday blues don’t come creeping in?