We have a pretty small garden, with little shade, so my mission is to track down a nice parsol/ canopy / umbrella for us to keep a little cooler under, whilst lounging (if you can call sharing a 1m x 1m space with a near 2 year old and numerous plastic toys 'lounging') in the paddling pool. I'd prefer one that has a side stand so it doesn't take up too much space in the center of the garden. Here a few of my favs.
This looks equally as good when folded down.
My favourite refreshing drink right now is
tonic water and water mixed with slices of cucumber, lemon and lime, and lots of ice.
What are you doing to keep your cool this summer?