10 Things That I’ve Loved This Summer

10 Things That I’ve Loved This Summer

The last day of August is upon us and Autumn is getting closer day by day. Summer (what little we’ve seen of it) has sped by and I feel like I’ve barely had time to appreciate it. I’ve found myself dreaming of cosy blankets, countless hot chocolates, crisp leaves and candles galore, rather than appreciating those little gems of Summer. So today’s post is all about 10 things that I’ve loved this Summer.

Love Island

I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t a highlight of my Summer. I gave my life to Love Island for 7 whole weeks, showing my dedication (obsession). In fact, a few of my friends confessed that my enthusiasm for the show kick started their addiction (you’re welcome Charlie and Neil!). For a while after it finished, my evenings weren’t the same. Every night at 9pm, I was left feeling lost and forlorn. Summer would never be the same if it didn’t have the joy that Love Island brings in it. Extreme? Possibly. Fact? 100%.

Summer Shindings

Nothing says Summer like a good Summer shinding. Pub garden shindings, park shindings, BBQ shindings… Basically any kind of shinding involving Pimms or a really good cider. Living the dream.

Lighter Evenings

There’s nothing better than coming home from work after a long day and it still being light outside. I don’t get home until 7:45pm at the earliest (sob!) so it really does make all the difference to my day. I love that the evenings stay light until almost bedtime and you feel a sense of calm as you crawl under the covers. BLISS!

Exploring New Cities

This Summer has been the Summer of exploring new cities. In fact, this year has been the year of exploring new cities. As some of you may or may not know, I went to Edinburgh in February with a few of my fave girls. We had such an amazing time (if you haven’t been yet, you need to!) and consequently went on to book cheeky little getaways to Belfast and Budapest. Each of these have been beyond beautiful in their own way and I couldn’t recommend them enough. I can’t wait to explore another city again soon!

New Friendships

The wonderful world of social media continues to amaze me on a daily basis and has brought so many wonderful people into my life. I’m so lucky that I have met (or planning to meet) some of the kindest, most supportive people on this planet and for that I’ll forever be grateful.

Project House To Home Progress

I know I’ve been going on about project house to home for what feels like forever and a day, but recently we have made so much progress and I honestly couldn’t be happier! There’s still a lot of odd jobs that need to be done, but it’s just so nice to see your visions come to life. The living room and bedroom are almost there and I cannot wait to show them off in all their glory. So keep watching this space!

Date Days

I mentioned briefly in my August to do list that date days with Joe have become rare and wonderful things. Even though we live together and see each other (near enough) every day, life tends to get in the way of us actually getting to spend quality time together. Of course, all the time that we spend together is quality time (nice save Chelsea), but we both tend to be pretty busy people and I sometimes feel like I take that quality time for granted. This month we made an effort to do more together. We went to the cinema, the odd lunch out and spent our anniversary exploring Kew Gardens (which is amazing btw!), followed by a lovely dinner at a little authentic Italian and are some of my fondest memories of this Summer.

Summer Storms

Does anyone else absolutely love a Summer storm? There’s just something about laying in bed with the windows wide open, listening to the rain – a welcomed break from sweating your arse off thanks to that Summer heatwave. BEA-utiful.

Game of Thrones

Well what can I say? Holy hell! I was beyond excited for the return of Jon Snow to my screen and have to say I was not disappointed. I have absolutely no idea how everything is going to be wrapped up in six episodes, but I cannot wait to find out! (in two years time, argh!)

Taking A Break

A couple of weeks ago I decided to take a break from social media (which you can read more about here). Joe and I went to Devon with his family for a week away and I cannot explain how much I loved it. The weather was so-so, but that didn’t matter. We rarely watched TV or used our phones, we just spent quality time together. One of the days was awful; it rained all day. But we just played board games all day and relaxed. Giving myself a break reignited my motivation, which resulted in a massive weight being lifted off my shoulders. Just what the doctor ordered.

What have you loved this Summer?