9 Great Things about Summer ...


I know that not everyone enjoys the summer.

Plenty of people find the hot weather too much, and long for cooler temperatures.

Personally I love summer!

I’m lucky to live somewhere where it gets hot but not unbearable (I know someone suffering in 110F heat right now).

Here are some of the reasons to enjoy summer.

1. Sunshine


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Even if you don’t sunbathe (I avoid it), there’s something about the long sunny days that just makes you feel better.

When I lived in the UK, I found the lack of sunshine depressing, especially in winter.

Now I’m in Spain, where there are lots of beautiful sunny days!2

2. Simplicity


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Getting dressed becomes very easy.

You don’t have to think about coordinating outfits, just pull on a t-shirt and pair of shorts and you’re done!2

For footwear all you need is sandals or flipflops.

3. Siesta Time

Siesta Time

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The warm weather is a great excuse to enjoy a nice relaxing snooze.

Heat tends to make you feel drowsy, so put your feet up and take that nap.

4. Eating outside

It’s not often that I go out to dinner, but when I do it’s very pleasant to be able to sit outside (providing there isn’t a lot of traffic passing).2

Even just having a drink or coffee is more enjoyable sitting at an outside table, and watching the world go by.

5. Parks


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I love taking a stroll in a park on a warm day, or lounging on the grass.2

On a summer day, my favourite park is filled with people playing instruments, juggling or simply relaxing, and it’s a very pleasant place to be.

There are also quiet parks, where you can get away from the heat and enjoy the fresh breeze.

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