Reasons I Love Summer

I have no qualms in saying that summer is my favourite season. And I certainly won't change my mind at any other point in the year. I'm a summer baby through and through, and seeing as it's just so warm today, I thought it would be appropriate to remind myself of all the reasons I love summer.

Sunshine and warm weather - I love the feeling of the sun on my skin and the brightness of sunshine, there's not much than can make me happier

Early mornings and late evenings - The days are longer, which means optimum fun-having times

Pub gardens - I love sitting out in the sun, at a pub, drinking a pint of cider with my friends around me

Parks - There is no better time to appreciate and utilise the local, or further afield, green spaces

Picnics - Alfresco dining, little sandwiches, mini sausage rolls, fun-sized scotch eggs, basically everything but smaller

Barbecues - My dad does the best barbecues, hands down, and has perfected his technique to a fine art

Eating outside - Not just at home, but at restaurants and cafes

Festivals - One of my favourite past times, I haven't got any booked in this year but I really enjoyed watching the Glastonbury coverage and can't wait to buy our tickets for next year

Less clothes - In a non-peverse way, I used to get really het up about what to wear in summer but I fully embrace the opportunity to go bare-armed and even legged throughout the warmer months

Dresses - I know they're totally a year-round thing but dresses in summer just feel right

Less makeup - I love makeup as much as the next girl but most of the time I hate wearing it so giving my face a breather and some vitamin D is a welcome change

Lighter food - Something about the sun makes me want to eat less and certainly not as stodgy foods, fruit for breakfast, salad and loads of vegetables for dinner (not necessarily at the same time) makes for a happy Ala

Summer fruit - Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Black Currants, Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots, Plums, just yes

What are your favourite things about summer?