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Ways to get the most out of Summer

Written by C Wolsey

Summer is nearer than you think, and while previous years might have been a little quieter, now is the time to start planning for a great summer. Here are some ways to get the most out of the warmer weather and longer days.

A barbeque with friends

Having a barbeque with friends is a great way to spend the day; enjoying the weather, food and good company. Usually, there will be someone in your social group who has a big garden, and the others can all bring something to contribute.

The perfect way to finish the day after the sun sets is to put on a small firework display. Ghengis are open all year round and have fireworks which are perfect for using in an adequate sized garden. These are high quality and safe to use if you follow the instructions. They make the perfect end to a day spent with friends.

Go to a festival

There are usually lots of festivals; from music to comedy or literature and everything in between, to suit all budgets. Often, the experience itself can be more memorable than the featured acts. So, even if you haven’t heard of them, you will still enjoy being outside in the sun and discovering new musicians, writers or comedians. Of course, because this is the UK, you should pack waterproof clothing, just in case.

Trips to the beach

You don’t have to travel thousands of miles to go to the beach. Many locations have a beach just a short drive or train ride away. When the weather heats up and you don’t feel like doing much, the beach is the perfect place to relax and bask in the sun. If you feel a little more energetic, it’s also a better place to take a walk than if you live in a busy city.

Take advantage of the light mornings

When the sun wakes you up earlier during the summer, it’s tempting to try getting back to sleep. By taking advantage of lighter mornings, you can be more productive. Outdoor exercise is always better when it’s sunny. Although it might get too hot to go running, a leisurely walk is still better than not doing any form of exercise.

Enjoy the lighter nights

While the nights are lighter for longer, you can stay out later. So, you can enjoy food and drink with friends, while sitting outside a restaurant, go for an evening walk and watch the sunset or anything else you feel like doing. The day doesn’t have to end at 6pm. If you haven’t seen much of your friends over winter, now is the time to catch up and make the most of all the events which take place over the summer.

While the weather can be unpredictable, there are always warmer times and the days are longer. By making the most of this, you can have a summer to remember and create memories for you, your friends and your family to look back on later.