So summer is upon us and the weather here in Ireland has been amazing for the last few weeks and hopefully it will last for the rest of the summer. As I will be working most of the summer I want to make the most of my days off and so I have decided to make a list of some of the things I want to do this summer.So here it goes my summer to-do list or I suppose I could call it a wishlist as knowing me I won’t get around to doing half of the things on it but hey we’ll see what happens.
1. Go to the Beach: Okay so I know this sounds obvious in summer but I haven’t been to the beach in ages so I really want to make a day to go just lie in the sand and listen to the waves. If its sunny that would be a bonus but that’s not always guaranteed here in Ireland so I’ll take what I can get.
2. Build a Sandcastle: Well this one sounds a bit childish and obvious if no.1 is go to the beach but I loved building sandcastles when I was younger. I used to try and make it bigger and better than everyone else so I want to relive those memories and make an awesome sandcastle that will be the envy of the whole beach.
3.Have an Ice-Cream from and ice-cream van: Seems silly I know but that jingle to announce the ice-cream van would always get me excited as a kid (sometimes it still does) and there is just something different about eating Ice-cream from the ice-cream van.
4.Have a Picnic: With the days being so nice I want to get out with my friends and go for a picnic somewhere and jut relax for the afternoon.
5.Climb a Mountain: Again I used to love this as a kid , climbing a mountain and feeling like you where on top of the world. With nice weather I think this will be prefect , I’ll be able to get some nice photos and some exercise too.
6.Go to the Zoo: So I think you can never be too old to go to the zoo and it’s been a while since I was there. There is just something so amazing about seeing all these animals up close that you would normally only see on TV.
7.Visit a Museum: Sounds a bit boring I know but I haven’t been to a museum in such a long time.I love walking around seeing all the wonderful pieces and imagining what it would be like if I could do something as amazing as that.
8.Stay up all night: This may sound strange but I want to watch the sun set, stare up at the stars and moon in the night sky and then still be awake to see the sun rise. I just find there is something so peaceful about staring at the stars and the moon and being awake when most of the world is asleep.
9.Go to a Festival: I have never been to a proper festival so this year I want to experience that ‘festival fever’ I suppose you could call it. I’m heading to Longitude Festival in July and I can’t wait to relax and have fun with my friends.
10.Make a Summer Playlist: This sounds cheesy but I want to make a soundtrack to my summer so that when I hear certain songs I will automatically think of summer memories. I know some of the artists that will be on it are Sam Smith, Bastille, Ed Sheeran, Foxes, Haim and The Vamps.
11.Have a BBQ: There is just something about a barbeque in summer with friends that is amazing. It’s so simple but you can have the best time with friends just chilling outside with some good food and music.
12.Go Camping: I used to go camping all the time when I was younger and I really want to go again this summer. I love being in the outdoors and at one with nature and want to experience that again this summer.
13.Get Fit: I say this all the time but I want to make an effort this summer to try and get fitter. With the weather being so nice I wanted to get out in the fresh air and get fit.
14. Laugh until I cry: I know this sounds a little silly and simple but I want to laugh so hard this summer that I cry. There is something liberating about being so happy and free that you can’t contain yourself and I want to feel that way this summer.
15. Document my Summer Adventures: I want to do something that will help me remember all the things I do this summer (hopefully), whether that be taking pictures or making a scrapbook or documenting my adventures here on my blog, I want to make an effort to make memories and a way to remember them for years to come.
So that’ s just some of the things I want to do this summer. I thought I’d keep the list short so that it makes it more achievable for me. I will keep you updated on my progress but for now Happy Summer Everyone.