Friday, 19 July 2013

my summer essentials ....

There are certain things that I speak summer to me...

A basket filled with beach towels, swimsuits and sunlotion ready and waiting to hit the pool or head to the beach


All kinds of fresh berries (atop of a crumbly, chewy Pavlova!)
Wonderful salted caramel icecream

Perfectly pedicured toes - preferrably in a gorgeous orangey colour (so good with lightly tanned feet)

The scent of Jasmine in the evening whilst sitting outside on the deck.

Water play of any kind for the kiddos.
Today we filled loads of mini water balloons
and the kids had friends over, running around outside, getting soaked. And as if they weren't wet enough, the garden hose was turned on and they danced under the pouring water.

Doors and windows flung open wide and a cool breeze

Greek Salad - the perfect summer taste and wonderful memories of vacations on Greek islands.

Iced water with lemon and cucumber slices


Chilled Prosecco (with a few raspberries added)

Weekends camping
(oh if only it were this glamorous!)

White shirts and t-shirts.
Sunglasses on almost permanently.
Havaianas / White Converse with almost everything.

Dresses, dresses and more dresses.
A few favourite very old ones that are soft, faded and still look great.
Maxi dresses (never any other time of the year).
Orange (I find I wear a lot of orangey colours - only in summer).



What you are summer essentials?

Happy Friday.


  1. Now only if I had the figure to wear those dresses! Lovely! What is not to love about summer. Are you still in England? We are heading for Colorado next week! A different kind of heat for us East Coasters. Have a great weekend!

    1. Yes we are back from the UK. It was fabulous to see so many family and old friends. And we were lucky enough to have some good weather too (British summers are always so unpredicable). Hope you have a fabulous time in Colorado - looking forward to seeing some wonderful photographs. Enjoy!

  2. What a gorgeous summmery post. I agree with so many of your summer essentials - coral or orange on toes, chilled prosecco and chewy Pavlova
    especially! I love the beach bag in the last photo. At last we are enjoying real summer weather here in the UK and barbecues - what a treat!

    1. Miss b - Enjoy all that wonderful weather there in the UK. I felt so lucky that we got to enjoy some of it too on our trip (those socks and jumpers never came out the suitcase!). Hope you get to enjoy some chilled Prosecco this weekend too!

  3. Greek salad is my favourite and those little water ballons are too cute! Summer is a great time full of happiness and joy! Lovely snapshots, enjoyed each of them! Just started to follow you with GFC and on Bloglovin', hope you can follow me back;)
    Have a fabulous time!


  4. Oh you tease you! We are absolutely freezing here and you do THIS to me ;) xx


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