It’s summer!

In case you haven’t noticed, the summer is here!

We in Kent have been very fortunate with our weather – the last two weeks have been just glorious sunshine, with only one rainy day. It’s quite hard to fathom that other areas of the country are suffering with downpours and flooding while I’m driving with both windows down and applying suncream while I’m sat at traffic lights!

Anyway, all this lovely weather has got me thinking about my summer plans.

This is the first year of my life (that I can remember) that I’ve not had a proper “summer holiday” – in the way that for the past twenty years I’ve been in school (or University/Impact) and my academic years have ended in July, and not started again until September.

This year, I have officially joined the ranks of the full-time employed, and am faced with the (if I’m honest) slightly miserable concept of working throughout the whole summer and possibly missing the sunshine while it’s here.

Never fear though – because I have decided to make a Summer Bucket List.

My friend Esther visited a little while ago, and we watched this film. (It’s a bit sad, but at times uplifting)

I already have a (sort-of) Life Bucket List, but that’s all really long-term stuff like ‘own my own home’ and ‘travel across America’. I don’t want to feel like summer is passing me by so I have come up with…

So far I have 15 items, which I think are manageable.

These include, but are not limited to:

  • travel to a foreign country
  • eat s’mores
  • stay up late and Skype with my American friends
  • have a belated birthday picnic

I’m open to suggestions for additions to my list, and will publish it on Saturday!  Oh how I love Summer 🙂

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