If you live in London, then I’m sure you are enjoying the fabulous heatwave we have right now. If you are reading this and sighing, just remember that we have waited so long for this weather, so appreciate it while it’s still here. Speaking of appreciating the glorious weather, I have a fantastic post from a guest author (the first on It’s Kelle’s Space) telling you how you can make the most out of summer.
Whether you’re in London or right up in Scotland, there’s no getting away from the summer heat wave right now. It’s unusually hot for the time of year in the UK, and the warm weather is set to stick around for another few weeks at least. If you’re wondering how you can make the most out of our mini heatwave, whether you’re at work or at home, check out some of these ideas below:
Head to the beach
If you’re lucky enough to live close to the beach, then make the most out of it while the sun is shining. Whether you just go for a walk with your dog or you pack a summer-inspired picnic and soak up some rays over lunch, there’s truly no better place to be if you want to enjoy the sun. Just remember to bring along some sun cream, and pack some sandals to wear when you’re walking on the beach because nobody likes sand in their shoes!
Organise a barbecue
Invite the whole family over to yours and prepare a delicious barbecue while the sun’s out. You can pick up disposable barbecues in local supermarkets for just a couple of pounds, and the rest is down to you. You can keep it traditional with burgers, sausages and chicken skewers, or you could get experimental and create your own barbecued fish and vegetarian dishes, too.
Have a weekend away
Pack your backs and organise an impromptu weekend away in the sun. Staycations are on the rise, with more of us choosing to say right here in the UK than go overseas for a mini break. And if you’re thinking of travelling with your girlfriends, then consider one of the party houses offered by Landed Houses. Designed for a good time, these houses are set within a deep country estate and are perfect for letting down your hair and having some weekend fun.
Go for a bike ride
If you know how to ride a bike, you’ll never forget! Summer is the perfect time to dust off your old Bridgford bike and go and explore the countryside. There are hundreds of bike-friendly trails dotted around the country, including those within National Trust parks. Remember to oil up your bike if it hasn’t been used in a while, and pump up the tyres to make your trip more comfortable.
Work from home or run your own business? Quit the office for a day and work in the garden or your local park, instead. Working in the great outdoors helps you take in some fresh air and feel like you’re getting involved, even if you have a million and one assignments you need to finish. Find a shady tree and open up your laptop there – and find an anti-glare screen cover if you’re always squinting. Oh, and remember to bring a portable battery pack if you’re going to be work outdoors all day, as the chances are your MacBook will run out of juice after a couple of hours!
Another thing you could do to make the most out of summer is volunteer, either in the U.K or abroad. There are lots of organisations that could use your skills. For example, if you are a teacher, you might want to consider volunteering for some tutoring.
What are you getting up to this summer? Let me know in the comments section below!