A sneak peek of Summer

I’m not sure I can recall as gorgeous a Bank Holiday Monday as the one we got at the start of May. I knew we were going to get some lovely weather, but my gosh it delivered.

Clara and I wanted to make sure we made more use of our garden this year, so we spent the Saturday afternoon before the Bank Holiday, purchasing garden furniture and some nice solar lights. M stayed with his Nanny Saturday evening, so it was a nice surprise for him Sunday when he returned home.

Paddling pool summer

By Monday the weather was at Summer levels, we spent the morning at our local village fayre, where M and I volunteered for an hour on the Scout stall. We then headed home with a disposable BBQ, a desire to get the paddling pool filled as quickly as possible and a need to get out of our warm Scout uniforms into some shorts.

cooling down Summer

Splash Summer fun

Splashing toucan Summer

We ended up having an epic water fight with huge jugs of water which was one of those moments you feel you’ll never forget. It’s usually the small fleeting moments I find create the best memories.

Splashing Mama Summer

Summer puppy

After cooling down and then getting in to some dry clothes I put my Scout skills to the test by lighting the BBQ without matches. It was good practice for a future Beaver meeting, as I’ll be teaching the Beavers how to start a fire with just a fire steel and cotton wool.

Once the BBQ was lit it wasn’t long until dinner was cooked and we were sat at our new furniture eating our first garden BBQ of the year. I am looking forward to many more garden BBQs this year. Though I think I’m going to have to invest in a decent BBQ as I slightly singed (more like melted) some heat pads beneath the disposable BBQ. It would be nice to have a lovely little BBQ I can whip out of the shed and cook up some burgers without melting our camping table.

summer BBQ food

Family BBQ Summer

We are hopeful the coming Bank Holiday will be just as gorgeous, if not better. I’m ready for an other epic water fight.

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