Spring has caught me off-guard and now I’m way too excited for Summer! Let the planning begin!
One of my favourite things to do as the weather starts to improve is to write a list of things I want to do this Summer. Admittedly, it’s not quite the same when you’re in a full-time job with a house and puppy to look after as it was when you had a 6 week school holiday, but I can sure make the most of it!
1. Go Kayaking!
My dad bought some kayaks last Summer, but I only ended up going out once! I need to step my game up this year and force N to come too, because there’s nothing more peaceful than floating around on the Cornish rivers.
2. Do the coast walk from Portreath to Godrevy
It’s a long way, but the scenery is honestly some of the best in the country! Equipped with snacks, sun-cream and sensible footwear, I think it could be a perfect day out.
3. Try Paddle-boarding
Paddle boarding seems a little more do-able than actually surfing (correct me if I’m wrong!), and looks like it could be a lovely, peaceful experience on a calm day.
4. Go to Boardmasters festival
I’ve been twice before and had an amazing time (it’s a festival on the cliffs looking out to sea, within walking distance to the beach, and with surf competitions all weekend, what could be better?), and have you seen the line-up this year?
Bastille (awesome), Clean Bandit (sweet), Duke Dumont (brilliant), MNEK (yes please!), The Darkness (amazing!) Rudimental (YES), Faithless (oh my God, yes). How can I refuse?
I need to quickly gather a motley crew to join me and buy my ticket.
5. Have a BBQ on the beach
Obviously this has to happen every year, multiple times.
6. Make lemonade
I have never made lemonade before but I am adamant that I must try it, because homemade, still lemonade is one of my favourite drinks ever.
BONUS: If we end up going to Thorpe Park, I need to go on Stealth.
We probably won’t (it’s not really on my agenda), but if we do happen to go there again, it is my goal to actually go on Stealth this time. Anyone who has ever been to Thorpe Park before will understand this; the Stealth ride is horrible. I hate rides that launch you from 0 to 80mph etc, and I completely chickened out last time we went. However, I refuse to be beaten by a ride so I really need to do this at some point in my life.
What are you planning for Summer?