what are your summertime rituals or must-do’s for the season?


It’s the long holiday weekend in the U.S., where Monday is Memorial Day, and in the U.K., where Monday is a bank holiday: summer has begun, unofficially, at least. (Canada beat us to the fun last weekend, with Victoria Day last Monday.)

What are your summertime rituals or must-do’s for the season?

Trips to the beach? Barbecuing in the backyard? Tending a garden? Hangin’ out by the pool?

I am looking forward to enjoying the ridiculously long English summer evenings, which seem to go on forever. And I hope to find a day where I can rent a car and just go for a long drive in the countryside.

What will you get up to while the weather is nice and the days are long?

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Sat, May 25, 2013 12:13pm

Sitting in the evening sun on my balcony after work, drinking a G&T (or V&T, either will do!) and smelling that summer evening smell. Except that this year, I’m still wearing a coat and my balcony is too sodding cold to sit out on.

Paul Wartenberg
Sat, May 25, 2013 1:57pm

Summer movies with my friends. If there’s one we can agree on seeing as a group. It’s trickier this year since I’ve moved further away so… :/

Sun, May 26, 2013 9:39am

1. Clean up the summerhouse
2. Eat groundnut stew in the garden.
3. Get drunk on Amaretto in summerhouse with Russians

Sun, May 26, 2013 8:11pm

Yeah, in latitude terms London is half-way between New York and Anchorage, well into rural Canada…

For me it’s outdoor working, which I do any day the weather is warm enough. (I work from home on computer.) I’ve only had a couple of weeks of it so far this year.

Mon, May 27, 2013 2:37am

Really no different than any other time of year. I spend pretty much every free moment in my garden all year long. Summer is no different. Sure, we try and find things to do as a family, but, to be perfectly honest, it’s all about my garden. It always is.

Mon, May 27, 2013 8:36pm

it’s sailing season. which of course means it’s also beer season.

Tue, Sep 09, 2014 2:06pm

Best Beach Wallpaper that i ever seen.

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