Summer is officially here! The new season actually started yesterday, so I thought that there was no better time than to share my Summer to-do list. I've got lots of things planned for the next few months and I'd love it if it inspired others too!
Go To A Lavender Field | Ahh, yes! My yearly tradition of going to a lavender field. I visited long before I was attracted to taking some lilac themed snaps here and I'm hoping to go back this year too. I fill up a bag full of lavender trimmings to take home and share amongst others to help keep flies out the kitchen and to make lavender bags for your drawers.
Fruit Picking | One of my favourite Summer activities is going to pick fruit. I love to get lots of strawberries and raspberries if I'm lucky to eat fresh or freeze for later. Often PYO's don't just offer fruit either, but you can sometimes pick up sweetcorn, broad beans and even sunflowers!
Lots of Picnics | A Summer wouldn't be the same without a picnic, even if it is just one in our garden. I like to do the full spread at least once, so it has olives, tasty focaccia, dips, crisps and even Pimms. Of course, it all has to go in my trusty picnic basket that I got a few years back and I may even pack some music to accompany the occasion too.
Find The Perfect Summer Dress | I own quite a few dresses, but I've not yet found the "perfect one". About seven years ago now I found a white broderie dress in the sale from Topshop on a total whim, but a few years later it looked a bit too shabby to continue being worn and ever since I've been lusting after a dress that's similar. This year I want to find my go-to dress for those warm, Summer days; maybe this ASOS White Broderie one will be the one.
Food Festival | I am aware that most of this post consist of Summer food goals for this year, but going to street food stalls is one of my favourite things to do as you get to sample all the treats and tasty snacks on offer. It's a great way to try out new cuisines and it's easy to spend a full day at a food festival at the weekend especially if it's followed up by evening entertainment like a well timed music gig, comedy or even just a stroll in a park as the sunsets.
What's on your Summer to-do list?