Summer is pretty much in full swing and you may find yourself wondering how you’re going to fill the long, sunny months ahead – especially if you have little ones to entertain throughout the six week holiday! When people ask you, “do you have any plans this summer” you might feel guilty about drawing a blank…but don’t worry you don’t have to have a long itinerary or a day by day guide of what’s happening when and with whom.
Everything slows down during the summer months, so why not take your time and enjoy it! If you’re struggling for some ideas – then don’t worry, here you’ll find some ideas and projects that you can give a go this summer.
Redesign your living space
Sure, we’re spending more time outdoors and enjoying the sun, but that doesn’t mean we have to neglect our living spaces. Why not shake things up a little bit during the summer, you could do something simple like move the furniture around. Hang a new light fixture, make a feature wall or update your skirting boards with skirtingsrus.co.uk. None of these projects have to cost a fortune either, simply adding a new rug or switching up your family photos can often be enough to make a room feel fresh and new. Give it a try!
Try some new recipes
Not much of a cook? Well, why not try and build your cooking skills this summer? Or maybe try something new if you’re a bit of a dab hand in the kitchen. The summer is the best time for all those fresh fruit and veggies, so why not do something different with them? Better yet, if you’re having a BBQ why not cook up a storm with a new coleslaw or relish? Or get their mouths watering with a delicious new dessert for afters. Yum!
Go without your phone!
Yes, easier said than done – I know. But the more you try to take photos and scroll through endless newsfeeds and worry about what other people are doing – the more of summer you’ll actually miss. There’s no need to share every detail of your summer break, just go out and enjoy making the memories that you’ll always remember. Not those that become lost in our social media worlds.
Have a picnic
Don’t worry – you won’t need to bring a huge picnic basket and all the good china. The best picnics consist of homemade food, a rolled up blanket in your backpack, some paper plates and drinks and the people you love the most. Find a nice grassy spot with a great view and voila! The perfect summer afternoon.
There’s always lots of events going on during the summer. Family festivals, events at your local library for example – so why not see if they need any help? Seek out your local charities and see if they have any events you could assist them at, or you could organise your own beach or local park clean up. You’ll feel great giving back to your community.