5 things to enjoy in a sunny garden

It’s such a relief to be able to talk about warm temperatures and to think about getting  outdoors with the family. Spring is definitely here and it’s time to make the most of that sunny garden.

Barbecue

There is something very special about eating outdoors perhaps with a picnic laid out on a tartan blanket. However, as we all know there is nothing quite like persuading the men in our lives to get involved in cooking than suggesting a barbecue. You can make it a social affair with extended family and friends too. Break away from just meat and look at fish and veggie options to add to the menu. Barbecues are fun whether you use disposable ones or invest on something more pricey.

Reading

When I am indoors I always feel like I should be jumping up to do something usually housework sadly. Funnily enough when I am in the garden it seems more holiday-like and that I can give myself a proper break. I think most of us women and  mums need to do this with increasingly busy lifestyles.

Paddling pool

When it gets hot, there is nothing more fun than splashing around in a pool. Most UK households do not have a swimming pool in the  garden but much like barbecues, there are pools for any budget readily available. My advice is not to watch the children but to join in. It’s OK to be silly sometimes and we need to remember that.

Garden furniture

It’s always a good idea to have at least a table and some chairs outside the house. Barbecues are better when you have somewhere to put the food. Chairs are essential for that afternoon snooze or when indulging in the latest summer read. Check out the latest trends and I love the look of modern teak garden furniture and can see myself sitting in a chair with a comfy cushion as the family play.

Trampoline

If you have the space, invest in a trampoline. It is such good exercise to jump and dance around. There are different sizes available and you can get some good bargains out there. Make sure you have a camera handy to take some action shots as they happen.

So there are just 5 things to make the garden ready for summer fun. Do remember to stay safe in the sun and also ensure you cook food appropriately.

Get outdoors a lot and make memories because that really is what life is all about.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mum Muddling Through
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  1. Talya April 20, 2018 / 8:52 am

    We are in the process of getting our garden re-done and we have really missed being able to whip out the paddling pool over this hot spell…hopefully everything will be sorted by the time we get another heatwave….if we have another one that is! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub Kate x

  2. Helena April 25, 2018 / 11:14 am

    These are great suggestions for a lovely sunny day in the garden. We bought a paddling pool for £3 from a charity shop all boxed up and hopefully ready to be used. #CoolMumClub

  3. Cheryl @ Tea or Wine April 25, 2018 / 11:42 am

    Great suggestions! I totally agree with you about reading – it seems to be more acceptable to read outside in the sunshine as a break rather than doing it indoors on a cold day! #CoolMumClub x

  4. Tubbs July 12, 2018 / 1:12 pm

    Some lovely suggestions here. The weather’s been so great at the moment it’s a great time to get out there

  5. Mummy in a TuTu July 18, 2018 / 9:56 am

    Some great ideas here ready for summer
    #ablogginggoodtime

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