It’s Summertime again. The perfect time for connecting with friends and family, and taking care of things around the home.
In last week’s newsletter, we asked you to share what you will be doing this Summer. Thanks to all our wonderful readers who shared their plans with us. We have included some of your suggestions in this article.
Let’s get on with this list of things to do this Summer.
It is a bit hard to think of something more fun and heart warming than a bonfire night. Gathering with your loved ones is already one way to warm your heart. But to be all gathered around a fire under the stars warms the heart even more. Picture everyone having long sticks and roasting marshmallows. Eating, drinking and telling stories and jokes. Make this Summer one to remember by having a bonfire.
It is time to dust off those baking pans and tickle your neighbours’ noses. With the strong scent of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg, all mixed up and placed in the warmth of your oven, you’ll have them drooling over those cupcakes, cookies and pies.
Get that grill pan ready for some outdoor fun with family and friends. Enjoy the smoke coming from the grill pan and the delicious flavours of some really yummy food.
If you have a reasonable size garden or yard, create some memories this summer with some of your favourite people. Make some lemonade and sandwiches and let the fun begin.
You could volunteer at a foster home, or even with a charity program. Maybe a neighbour needs some help. The hospital is always full of people who would be delighted to have a visitor even if you are a total stranger to them. Make a nice impact in someone’s life with a genuine act of love.
How about packing your pretty picnic basket and spreading out your blanket on the fresh Summer grass? Relax with a book and enjoy some sunshine and the smell of the grass.
Maybe you have already started your gardening activities in Spring. But Summertime is great for gardening too. Grab your bucket and gardening tools. Put on your straw hat and enjoy the sunshine while you dig deep in the soil.
Make use of the sun that you’ve been dreaming about all winter. Plan a trip with your family or gal pals and get a nice dip in the salty water.
Weekend Road Trip
Grab a friend or two and hit the road. Where are you going? Anywhere that is too hard to resist. Drive out for that road trip of a lifetime. Don’t forget your camera! You can’t do this without capturing the best sights and moments.
Camping Or Glamping
Get your tent ready and go camping. Maybe you can even step things up a notch. Add a little luxury and comfort and call it glamping.
It is not yet harvesting season. But a lot of quick crops will be well ready in Summer. So start your canning and preserve some of your crops and enjoy your canned food in months to come.
Drying Herbs and Flowers
It is the perfect season for drying your favourite herbs and flowers. Use your dried herbs in meals or make wreaths for your kitchen with them.
From our readers…
Mary: “My sister, a friend and myself have a day trip plan to go to the beach. Other than that we will take it a day at a time.”
Elaina:”This summer I will be working on my balconies. I would like to learn a bit more about potted plants and finish two cross stitch projects.”
Susan: “We are doing a little painting. Already shampooed our rugs, doing mowing, weeding, cleaning, organizing, more mowing, volunteering at a nearby assisted living facility, getting together with friends and of course, mowing! (A lot of rain this Spring has made constant mowing of our 3 acres of grass an ever-present chore.)
Whatever your plans are for this Summer, do make the best of this wonderful time of year!