Letters to Summer (2015) Day 10

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Dear Summer,

Where did you put the sun? I know we can’t expect sunshine every day. That is the one thing we can rely on with the British weather.

The one thing I do like about this type of weather – when it’s cold or raining is that I can go and snuggle up where it’s warm, get into a film and just chill out. However, it’s not something I expect to do in August.

Come back sunshine, all is forgiven.

See you tomorrow, Summer.


Letters to Summer (2015) -Day 9

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CatblindDear Summer,

A lazy start to my Sunday morning. I woke up to the sunlight peering through the blinds and I smile. It’s so lovely to see. It wont be long until you’re gone so I want to make the most of you whilst I can.

I like mornings where I don’t have to be anywhere and I don’t have anything urgent to do. I can just lie there and read for a while and take in the peace and quiet. That is what Sundays are all about (and my Cat, Buddy agrees.)

See you tomorrow, Summer.


Letters to Summer (2015) – Day 8

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Dear Summer,

Today you showed your dark side. There was sunshine all day and heat but I spent most of the day in bed because of a little bit of heat stroke coupled with a bad reaction to the insect bites I had picked up from being on the river the day before (another downside to the heat. Trust an English person to find a downside of summer.)

I didn’t mind though. I got to spend some time in bed just catching up on my sleep – sleeping off the temperature I had. It’s a shame I missed such a nice day but a day in bed is not always a bad thing is it.

Until tomorrow, Summer.


Letters to Summer (2015) – Day 7

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PrioryDear Summer,

Today was a good day. One of the main advantages of you as a season is that we get to go out onto the river in a little inflatable boat that has been in Chris’s family since he was little. It’s incredible to believe that it’s only twelve years younger than he is.

Today, you brought your sunshine and it was so warm. Going down the river on the boat with the sun shining and the warm air on my face makes me peaceful. It calms me down (which is good considering that there always seems to be an anxiety war going on in my head at the moment.)

I also got a chance to walk around Christchurch Priory. It is a pretty church with such stunning scenery around it. It’s beautiful and I was pleased to revisit. I’d not managed to for a while.

I am grateful for every moment I get to spend in that boat and I hope there are many more opportunities to go on it again before the summer is out.


Letters To Summer (2015)… Day 4

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flowers-sunDear Summer,

We’re already on day four of August. Time goes so fast.

I have been thinking a lot about time lately. When I was little, time seemed to stand still. I used to break up from school at the end of July and the thought of four weeks off meant just a big amount of excitement.  I had an infinite amount of time stretched out in front of me – it felt as though it would never end.

Now I am older, time seems to be going too quickly. The older I get, the quicker you come and go Summer. It’s almost like I blink and you’ve gone and it’s September.

Please try not to go too quickly Summer. I want you to hang around for a while.