So it looks like we’ve skipped a whole season and summer has started today. It’s been the hottest April day since 1949 and it’s been blissful. Its strange to think a month ago we were snowed in!
The sun can change everything so here’s a list of things I’ve done today on our first hot and sunny day of the year…
I’ve dressed the children in their summer uniform, I love the cuteness of summer uniforms, a gingham dress for Little Miss and grey shorts for Little Man. We didn’t need coats today either.
At work, I changed my lesson plan and took my class outdoors to do their lesson. It was spontaneous and fun and turned out to be a really good lesson, sometimes you just have to go with the idea and embrace where it takes you.
Instead of heading home, I took Little Man for an ice cream and a walk whilst we waited for Little Miss to finish her music club after school. We admired the blossoms and looked for other signs of spring, Little Man played in the little brook and I may have dipped a toe into the water.
As soon as we got home the children changed into shorts and t-shirts after school. Is there a simpler outfit and I love all it symbolises, sunny days and outdoor playtime.
During the afternoon, Mr S had set up Swingball in the garden after it had been stored away for winter and we all played it in the garden before tea.
After tea, Little Miss and I went for a walk on the beach, the outdoor café was busy with people enjoying a drink in the warm weather and the beach was filled with people enjoying a bonus play. The atmosphere was so relaxing and happy.
When we got home, I sat in the garden and read. My summer soundtrack were the birds chirping and the hum of people happy pottering around in their gardens and outside.
There is no doubt that I am a summer person and a day like today just fills me with happiness and sparkles. Here’s hoping for a wonderful summer in 2018.