The Last Days of Summer & a Competition

It’s not long until the month of August is over and with it, summer.  September is the beginning of the autumn and also a busy season of birthdays and events for us.  But whilst there is still some summer left we are celebrating our favourite things about the summer and a little competition to enjoy the final few days.

Why Do We Love Summer?

Summer is always the season that people seem to look forward to most.  The sun, sea and sand are definitely winners, but that’s not the only reason why we love summer.  I asked a few other bloggers what they loved about summer and these are their responses.

Louise has a great point, in summer you need ‘less clothing! No armfuls of hats, gloves etc (Well, usually!).‘ I have to say that I completely agree with this, it’s great being able to walk out with just the clothing you are wearing and a few snacks!

Lewis beach

Neelika tells us that the summer allows her to ‘Have time to spend with the children in a relaxed, creative and spontaneous way. The rest of the year is taken up by ferrying them from one extracurricular activity to the next. A constant stream of “hurry up” all day too. The summer allows me to be a “fun mum” and a less stressed mum, which the kids love.’ This is so true as a parent, it’s great to not have that pressure and just enjoy life together.

Being able to dry the washing outside on the line!‘  Ha ha, yes Beth, that is true, although I am normally so busy I forget until it’s a wet day and need to use the dryer!

Of course we can’t forget one of the best things about summer, as Amy explains.  ‘The lighter evenings! It means more hours in the day to be out and about!

Our Favourite Summer Activities

Summer is the time to be outside and do everything that you ever wanted.  From hot air balloon rides to visiting the beach, it’s the perfect season to enjoy the world.

Cat, Rachael and Karen all agree that picnics are the perfect part of a British summer, having the time to relax together at the beach, in the countryside or on a National Trust property.  We personally love to take a picnic to the football field and let the kids play in the long jump sand pit and kick a ball around!

cliad beach

Jaki‘s family’s ‘Favourite activities are spontaneous trips to the seaside when you wake up and find it’s a sunny day. Picnics are great fun too, packing the car up and seeing where the road takes us. This is of course, when it’s a typical ‘warm’ summer….!

Well, when you visit the beach you really need to round off the day with fish and chips, so that of course had to be on our list of favourite summer activities.  Irina and Nyomi both agree and active beach days finished off with fish and chips (or a fish supper up here in Scotland!) is THE best summer activity.


To celebrate the last few days of summer and the start of autumnal fun I am giving away a bundle of summer gifts. They will be great for enjoying the last of sun, particularly as I am giving away a Solar Powered Machines Kit from Keycraft and Usborne’s Bird Identification Cards.

To win simply fill in the form below.
Summer Days Competition


  1. Rebecca Brown
    August 23, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    My favourite thing about Summer is not being cold ?

  2. iain maciver
    August 23, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    the warm sunny weather hopefully

    August 24, 2017 / 12:07 am

    The weather and beer gardens.

  4. Tracy Nixon
    August 24, 2017 / 4:29 am

    Picnics and bbqs in our garden and being abole to hang my washing out to dry in the sunshine!

  5. Emma Fox
    August 24, 2017 / 7:48 am

    The longer days make it feel like there is more time in the day to do things 🙂

  6. August 24, 2017 / 8:31 am

    These look like great fun! My favourite thing about summer is having both girls at home for the summer holidays.

  7. Diane Hull
    August 24, 2017 / 8:49 am

    My 3 grandsons will absolutely love to win your wonderful prize. How wonderful!!!

  8. aj
    August 24, 2017 / 8:49 am

    Making amazing memories.

  9. Laura Pritchard
    August 24, 2017 / 10:51 am

    The long, light evenings!

  10. Annabel Greaves
    August 24, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    Fun activities with the family

  11. Rachel Craig
    August 24, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    Opportunity /ies to get outdoors :- Enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. Nice to see and appreciate nature :- flowers, plants, trees and animals. Love to see people out walking their dogs. Children playing outdoors, fun, games, exercise, etc.

  12. Bryan Murphy
    August 24, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    Barbecues with friends

  13. Naila
    August 24, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    Spending time with the family and strawberry picking 🙂

  14. Karen Usher
    August 24, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    The school holidays! Not having to get up so early to get the children out the door in a rush! love that I can take it easy for 6 weeks. 12 more days till school goes back

  15. Adrienne McGroder
    August 24, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    Not having the school runs and all the clubs, and going on holiday!

  16. Kevin Honey
    August 24, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    The heat!

  17. Rachel
    August 24, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    My favourite thing about the summer is getting to spend more time with my children during the summer holidays! Well, most of the time….!

  18. Chris Hall
    August 24, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Sailing with the family and at the end of the day enjoy bbq

  19. August 24, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    My favourite thing about summer is spending quality time with my girls. x

  20. Solange
    August 25, 2017 / 12:29 am

    Grilling burgers, after-dinner walks and sleeping with the windows open.

  21. Sally Collingwood
    August 25, 2017 / 9:46 am

    All the flowers

  22. Graham Ross
    August 25, 2017 / 11:29 am

    The long summer nights and the nice hot weather

  23. Ren Taylor
    August 25, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Long days, fizz in the garden and sitting outside at the pub x

  24. stuart hargreaves
    August 25, 2017 / 5:11 pm


  25. Stephanie Green
    August 25, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    Going out with summer clothes on and not layers.It’s great to feel the sun on you.

  26. Claire glace
    August 25, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    Going for picnics and light evenings in the garden x

  27. amy bondoc
    August 25, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    being able to be outside int he warm!

  28. Sarah Mackay
    August 25, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    The longer days

  29. Kim Neville
    August 26, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    Having family days out in the glorious sun to parks, farms, theme parks and BBQs

  30. Ruth Harwood
    August 26, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    My birthday at the end of August xx

  31. Helen Tovell
    August 26, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    Not having to do the school run

  32. Charlotte Carter-Dunn
    August 26, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    How happy the sunshine makes everyone!

  33. Samantha Atherton
    August 26, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    Long Summer Evenings

  34. Jo Carroll
    August 26, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    Long walks and bike rides with my family in the fresh air.

  35. James Wright
    August 27, 2017 / 9:32 am

    the family BBQ and the family holiday

  36. Stacy Fenemore
    August 27, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    picnics in the park, meaning no washing up and tire the kids out

  37. Tracy Newton
    August 27, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    The kids being off school. Being able to have lots of family days out and family activities. Plus being able to wear flip flops

  38. maria blythin
    August 27, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    enjoying lovely family picnics in our local park x

  39. Amanda tanner
    August 27, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    lighter evenings and got weather to have friends round to sit I the garden.

  40. Ella
    August 27, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    The sun, the balmy evenings, the bbq’s, being able to spend time out in the open air – without it raining!

  41. Jodie A Green
    August 27, 2017 / 11:44 pm

    warmer lighter evenings where we can just sit out in the garden

  42. jo liddement
    August 28, 2017 / 11:33 am

    Enjoying sitting out in the garden on a warm and sunny day with a good book.

  43. Susan B
    August 28, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    Opening the windows and doors in the morning and leaving them open until bed time. Lovely.

  44. Kimberley Ryan
    August 28, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    my favourite is making jam from the fruit that has grown in our garden

  45. Kim Styles
    August 28, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    lots of walking with the family and the dog

  46. Tracey Belcher
    August 28, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    Quite honestly it is eating alfresco – we love being outdoors and cooking and eating outside is fabulous

  47. Elaine Savage
    August 29, 2017 / 12:13 am

    I love going to the beach

  48. Pauline black
    August 29, 2017 / 6:28 am

    The smell of freshly cut grass!

  49. donna l jones
    August 29, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    having bbqs in the garden

  50. carol boffey
    August 29, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    making memorys

  51. Rich Tyler
    August 29, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    Summer Festivals!!!

  52. Chris Fletcher
    August 29, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    I love bbqs and long days down the beach!

  53. Nancy Bradford
    August 29, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    I love having lots of time with my daughter to visit and explore.

    August 29, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    In the summer i love going to the park and beach with my family enjoying having fun in the sun outside.

  55. Arabella Bazley
    August 29, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    My favourite thing about summer is lying down in a cornfield and watching the clouds pass by.

  56. Lisa Wilkinson
    August 30, 2017 / 11:13 am

    Going to the beach or walks in the country

  57. sheri Darby
    August 30, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    Going for long hot walks

  58. sarah fielding
    August 30, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    Definitely the change in nature!

  59. Linda Guest
    August 30, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    I love us all being at home and having family adventurs

  60. Jenny Jones
    August 30, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    has to be the longer lighter nights and all the flowers that are in bloom

  61. sandy Ralph
    August 30, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    having lots of BBQ’s with the family and friends

  62. Jenny Rogers
    August 30, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    Just the light, brighter and more of it.

  63. Katy Malkin
    August 31, 2017 / 8:20 am

    Being able to swim outdoors and not get cold!

  64. Maria Jane Knight
    August 31, 2017 / 9:11 am

    That hazy golden hour before sunset where everything looks sun-kissed.

  65. Emma K
    August 31, 2017 / 9:48 am

    Having the kids home from school

  66. Patricia Avery
    August 31, 2017 / 10:31 am

    Having the grandchildren to stay 🙂

  67. Michaela Campbell
    August 31, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    BBQ’s and freshly cut grass

  68. Jayne Townson
    August 31, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    I love the flowers and the lighter evenings. Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

  69. Jo Hutchinson
    August 31, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    My favourite thing about Summer is longer light evenings

  70. natalee gosiewski
    August 31, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    picnics days out and adventures with my little ones

  71. Victoria Prince
    August 31, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    My favourite thing is definitely the longer days and lighter evenings 🙂

  72. Adrian Bold
    August 31, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    I love BBQs and family holidays!

    August 31, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    Love getting out in the garden

  74. sandy
    August 31, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    the long light evenings 😀

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