I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to summer, despite being a season that I usually detest due to the humidity and heat (I have really thick frizzy hair you see). The straw hats and beach snacks in particular are going to be hard to part with. Viewing these scenes of summer really shows me just how much I really embraced the heat this year and I think I’ve conquered my distaste for the warmer months completely. Before you judge me as a complete Sunshine Scrooge you have to hear me out…
“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops” – Kellie Elmore
I’m lucky in that where I live, we experience summer (or at the very least) Spring style weather pretty much all year round. There is a short minute in the middle of year where my neighbours and I dress in jackets and may even throw on a scarf if we’re feeling adventurous. This behaviour lasts all of maybe 4 weeks so buying an investment blazer is a big call, because it tends to stay in the cupboard with the two other winter style garments I own. They don’t call Queensland the sunshine state for nothing! (Well they used to, until the slogan got changed to The Smart State. Who agreed to that change anyway?)
This past season there was hardly a fortnight where we weren’t at the beach. I bought an additional beach umbrella (because sun safety is no joke you guys) so we could lay on the sand more comfortably for longer, and I don’t think I’ve ever given my dear old lady bones more Vitamin D ever before. I just sort of got over my hang up with all the discomfort of being a sweaty hot mess, rolled in sand, and embraced it.
“The biggest thing for me was probably the realisation that there in’t much that the sun and sea can’t fix. Even on my laziest of days, a trip to the beach was all that was needed to put a little more pep in my step”
Here’s one thing to celebrate about the end of summer…. it signifies that magical time of year when all the TV shows return from their mid season break or end of season finale before Christmas. I’m talking Homeland, Suits, new seasons of Real Housewives. Don’t even get me started about Designated Survivor (I owe my sis for this wonderful recommendation). They are all back where they belong, and my Foxtel box is overflowing with recordings to catch up when I walk through the door after work.
The seasons may have changed, but the good times are still rollin’. I know it’s been a while but I hope you’ve been well and you’re favourite TV shows are being just as kind to you as they are to me.