We're off to Cornwall and Devon this Summer and I am very happy to go exploring in the UK again. I've been lusting after a beach day for some time and it'll be so nice to get away and see another area of the country. I've currently got Tintagel Castle and Clovelly village on my to-visit list, but I am always happy to have more recommendations.
Aside from going on holiday, I also want to explore more locally especially at the weekends when we can take day trips and visit stately homes. The gardens are always so beautiful to walk around and take photographs, but in general I feel like there's lots of places in the UK that I've been meaning to visit for a couple of years now, but never have got around to it.
Go Fruit Picking
Last year, I kept my eye out for local fruit picking places, but had no success as everywhere was booked up. I have been yearning to go strawberry picking for a couple of years now, so that I have an excuse to bake a delicious tart or use them to top a Victoria sponge cake. Nothing quite says Summer like having the sweet, red juice dripping down your hands whilst listening to a hum of bees in the sunshine.
Visit A Few Flower Fields
I've been learning about seasonal flowers for the past couple of years as I love to see different blooms sprout up throughout the Summer. Roses, rhododendrons and hydrangeas are my three favourites, but I also love appreciating the fields of poppies that make their appearance in June. It's hard to find a good place to visit them through as many don't allow footpaths running through, but this year I'm determined to find a place.
Last year, we took a trip to the local lavender fields to have a picnic for a date night. It was one best evenings, so I'm definitely going to try to go back this Summer. It was the perfect way to spend a couple of hours, digging into a delicious picnic and watching the sun begin to set. The lavender fields also have wildflowers and sunflowers, although they don't usually come out in full bloom until the end of August, so I must not forget to go back!
More BBQ's and Picnics
We've already made a good start with this, but I'd love to have even more picnics and maybe even host a BBQ for friends and family. It's the perfect excuse to finally sort out our garden, adding a few hanging baskets, getting the rattan furniture we want and maybe even hanging some fairy lights around for the ultimate evening ambience.
Here are some more ideas:
- Go to an outdoor cinema.
- Make ice cream from scratch.
- Visit a farmer's market.
- Read five books.
- Watch the sunset or sunrise.
- Go camping.
What's on your Summer to-do list?