Summer Planning


Summer is here! Or so I am told…. I am currently sat in my living room, binge watching ANOTHER episode of Castle, whilst trying to organise my life a little. No sign of summer yet – but a heatwave is promised this week. And I have booked some time off work starting next Monday.

So with that in mind, I need to get my summer thinking hat on. Time to organise some fun! Here’s what I have on my to do list so far.

Day out to Newcastle

Newcastle isn’t all that far away, and I do happen to there pretty often. But day number one of my holiday is going to be spent with my sister and the small people. Along with Jools and her small people. We intend to spend as much of the day as possible outside – hopefully with a picnic. Definitely with some ice-cream. Tollymore is likely to be our area of choice. I can’t think of much better ways to start a week of relaxation.


When I asked Matt what he fancied doing this summer, the top of his list, actually the only things on his list were outdoors adventure type activities. Hence why our second holiday activity will be kayaking in Strangford Lough. The team down at Clearsky Adventure offer all sorts of courses and activities – and we are set to go on a sunset session. And I must say I am really looking forward to it!

Afternoon Tea

I expect my summer to include more than one afternoon tea, however this one is already on the cards. Any trip to Galgorm is a treat, but I am yet to test out their afternoon tea offerings. And I can not wait! A few hours of relaxation in the sumptuous surroundings are sure to set me up nicely for the weekend.

London #1

I am luck enough to be heading to the International Wine Challenge Merchant Awards in London later this month. Any excuse to get dolled up and I’m on board! I am looking forward to a day in the city before hand, scouting out the best of the wine shops – and possibly treating ourselves to some great grub, and even better wine ♥

Cardiff & London #2

A second short break, including a few days visiting grandparents followed by the weekend in London visiting friends. My only wish is that it isn’t too hot. Warmth is ok, but I hope not to get too hot among all that London concrete!


A late summer trip to Spain is our main holiday this year. I am so looking forward to relaxing in the sunshine and exploring the surrounding areas. We are staying in a small village called Rubite, which is exactly how we like it. And plan to visit Lobo Park – which I am unreasonably excited by! Wolves are so fascinating, and I am looking forward to watching them play. Oh and horse riding – I am dying to go on a trek while we are there. But I will have to teach Matt a bit of horsemanship first….


Now I need a few adventures to fill in all the gaps! Today will mainly mean baking – but apart from that any ideas? I fancy fun, frolics and new experiences – and at least a few much involve the pooches! Do you have any exciting summer plans?