CLOSED Thank You To My Readers With £50 Amazon Voucher #Giveaway

There are some really exciting things happening with Zena’s Suitcase over the next few weeks and essentially it’s down to you guys.  I started writing this blog over 3 years ago, and to begin with it was something to keep me occupied while I was experiencing a difficult pregnancy.  It became something I really enjoyed doing, and you guys seemed to like reading what I had to say.

It has now become away for me to generate an income and share some amazing experiences with my family.  It’s a complete lifeline for me as from time to time PND still kicks my butt and I really don’t think I would survive the daily grind of office politics anymore.  This blog allows me to contribute to my family without feeling the pressure of having to get a 9-5 job.

For all these reasons, and many more I want to extend a genuine thank you to everyone who visits my blog, follows me on my social channels and stops by and watches my occasional YouTube videos.  It really does mean such a lot and I feel that I should share some of what my blog brings me with you.

As you know, I love to offer my readers the chance to win some of the cool things we are sent to review.  It makes my day when I can contact a winner and let them know they’ve won an awesome prize.  There are some very exciting giveaways coming up over the next week, but I want to kick off with one just from me.

Today, I’m offering Zena’s Suitcase readers the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher.  I am sponsoring this giveaway, as it’s my way of saying thanks to you all for joining my journey.  All you need to do to enter is answer the question in the rafflecopter below.  If you would like more chance to win, there are bonus entries too.  Good luck everyone, and wishing you all the very best of luck.  Competition ends 30/6/2017.  Other T & C’s apply

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Zena is a 40ish year old Mum with 3 kids and UK travel blogger who is keen to pursue her passion for exploring despite being a busy parent. She’s also partial to coffee and chocolate.


  1. Tracy Nixon
    April 27, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    Seeing my chihuahua playing in the garden – she jumps around like a Spring lamb! When it is cold or wet I have to practically drag her out!

  2. laura banks
    April 27, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    being able to sit in the garden with a beer and a book on my day off from work

  3. Keshia Esgate
    April 27, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    I love sitting in the sun and having a long cool drink listening to chilled music!

  4. Gemma Holland
    April 27, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    I love the long Summer days with the children off school. Planning adventures and relaxing

  5. Tracey Peach
    April 27, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    The lovely light long evenings, I love that it does not get dark until 8.30pm now it makes the days seem longer & brighter

  6. Jodie Cook
    April 27, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    Going to the park at 5pm and it not being dark 😀

  7. Alica
    April 27, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    We moved house last June and we finally have a garden to sit and relax in! I can’t wait to do it again this year! 🙂

  8. melanie stirling
    April 27, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    I like the longer days and being able to sit outside in the sun and generally being warm,I hate the cold.

  9. Chloe brill
    April 27, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    The lovely weather

  10. Rebecca Nisbet
    April 27, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    everyone seems alot happier! you can get out more and my daughter will be able to have her paddling pool.

  11. Emma Louise Elliott
    April 27, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    The sunshine, bbqs and spending lots of time with friends and family outside xxx

  12. olivia Kirby
    April 27, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    It’s not cold and we get to turn the heating off at last! Not that I’m tight or anything!

  13. Kaz Coombes
    April 27, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    The school holidays, being with my two youngest and planning fun days out together.

  14. Solange
    April 27, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    My favourite thing about summer is the longer days and the warmer weather.

  15. MARGARET gallagher
    April 27, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    Feel more free and relaxed – all the outdoor adventures that we have as a family

  16. April 27, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    Sunshine!..Oh I just love the Summer months & being able to get out in the garden with my 5 year old grandson. We have great fun splashing about in the pool & having water fights & many a time I’ve had a soaking with the hosepipe lol

  17. William Gould
    April 27, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    I love getting out in the garden tending our fruit bushes and mini-trees, looking forward to the Autumn harvest! I hate the humidity though…

  18. Michelle Smith
    April 27, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    Ice cream

  19. iain maciver
    April 27, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    brighter nights and warmer weather hopefully fabtastic

  20. Nikki Hayes
    April 27, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    Festival season – Bristol is the festival capital of the UK and we have so many of them in the summer months, already looking forward to the Foodies Festival in a couple of weeks :o)

  21. glenn hutton
    April 27, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    Being able to take my dogs out for walks over the farmers fields behind our house… 🙂

  22. Fay
    April 27, 2017 / 11:38 pm

    I suffer with psoriasis, so for me, the best thing about summer is the sun. (Sun is the only thing that helps psoriasis)

  23. Kevin Honey
    April 27, 2017 / 11:50 pm

    It’s warm enough to play in the garden with my granddaughters

  24. Harline Parkin
    April 28, 2017 / 3:07 am

    I love summer because it means I can get in my garden I love gardening and watching my flowers and plants grow

  25. Gwendolyn Jordan
    April 28, 2017 / 4:51 am

    My favorite thing about summer is warm weather means less clothing

  26. Liz
    April 28, 2017 / 4:58 am


  27. hazel haskayne
    April 28, 2017 / 5:36 am

    I love it in the summer because I get to ride my horse so much more and to spend time with my other horse who sadly is now just a companion.

    April 28, 2017 / 5:39 am

    I enjoy the longer days ,and drier , warmer weather , and reduced energy bills

  29. S Edwards
    April 28, 2017 / 5:43 am

    The longer days and warm nights sitting in the garden reading a good book x

  30. Emily Hallett
    April 28, 2017 / 5:46 am

    I love the lighter evenings. Being able to sit in the garden and enjoy the weather after work is always a bonus.

  31. Sue McCarthy
    April 28, 2017 / 5:50 am

    Being out in my garden in the sunshine, surrounded by birds, insects and frogs. And my 2 cats stretched out sun bathing!

  32. Elizabeth
    April 28, 2017 / 5:56 am

    Summer is usually when my favourite band are on the road. That’s the only time I don’t mind getting up early.

    April 28, 2017 / 5:57 am

    The lighter days and in warmer weather, my appetite is less so its a win-win!

  34. Eleanor Holmes
    April 28, 2017 / 6:02 am

    I love the longer daylight hours and the warmth – especially as I am so bad with the cold! I also love all the summer events in my current city, York! 🙂

  35. Sarah Pybus
    April 28, 2017 / 6:18 am

    I love the light bright mornings and evenings and the fact that my 3 kids can get out in the garden as much as they like

  36. Zoe C
    April 28, 2017 / 7:00 am

    For me it’s all the family days out we have, warmer weather and more free time in the summer

  37. April 28, 2017 / 7:18 am

    sitting in the garden with a glass of wine and a good book BLISS

  38. Bob Clark
    April 28, 2017 / 7:18 am

    being able to get outside in the fresh air and play with the children

  39. jodie beaumont
    April 28, 2017 / 7:21 am

    eating outdoors on an evening- especially bbqs!

  40. Becky John
    April 28, 2017 / 7:22 am

    Having BBQ’s and enjoying the longer nights in the garden.

  41. Jen Schofield
    April 28, 2017 / 7:22 am

    The longer warmer days, so more time to spend out and about.

  42. Amelia Kennedy
    April 28, 2017 / 7:27 am

    The warmer weather, planning, looking forward to and actually going on holiday! x

  43. Margaret Clarkson
    April 28, 2017 / 7:53 am

    Being able to spend more time outside, especially being able to eat and read and more or less live in the garden.

  44. Simon Tutthill
    April 28, 2017 / 8:03 am

    A lovely warm sunny day relaxing in the garden with a lovely glass of wine

  45. Fiona King
    April 28, 2017 / 8:04 am

    I love the long warm sunny days with the light evenings

  46. Cherry Edwards
    April 28, 2017 / 8:10 am

    Going to the beach, sand underfoot, taking a paddle in the water, sunshine, warm breeze, ice cream on the walk back.

  47. Christine Lockley
    April 28, 2017 / 8:23 am

    I love the longer days (and sometimes nicer weather) that enables my son to get out and about on adventures instead of being cooped up at home, lots of fresh air and exercise, it’s also great to spend time sitting in the garden with the other half when he gets home from work.

  48. Eleanor Beavan
    April 28, 2017 / 8:43 am

    My favorite thing is seeing more cheerful faces. People are so much happier in the Summer !

  49. Helen Stratton
    April 28, 2017 / 9:06 am

    Being able to do stuff in the evenings with my husband and kids, more quality time together.

  50. April 28, 2017 / 9:10 am

    I like that I can get out and do gardening. Also the nice feeling of walking the dogs without a coat.

  51. Lorraine Kirk
    April 28, 2017 / 9:16 am

    Summer walks with my family and lazy BBQ sundays!

  52. Ann-Marie Gould
    April 28, 2017 / 9:26 am

    i love spending time with the family, we go for picnics , trips to the park and little holidays . lovely!

  53. Marycarol
    April 28, 2017 / 9:48 am

    Love the long clear evenings and not getting up for work in the dark xx

  54. MM
    April 28, 2017 / 9:49 am

    My favourite thing is the increased hours of sun light. This gives more time to achieve more things. Both personally and with my family.

  55. Annabel Greaves
    April 28, 2017 / 10:02 am

    I love the warmer weather and the chance to do more things outdoors with the family x

  56. Mirjana Radovanov
    April 28, 2017 / 10:16 am

    I love long sunny days, ice creams, summer bbqs, beautiful dresses, swimming, watermelons, flip-flops … 🙂

  57. gabby evans
    April 28, 2017 / 10:45 am

    sitting in the gardeen playing with my nieces and nephews and just relaxing

  58. April 28, 2017 / 10:51 am

    Favourite thing about summer? Probably being able to chill outside in beer gardens and stuff 😀

  59. Kamara
    April 28, 2017 / 10:55 am

    Being on an island getaway with the sun on my skin and a cool, salty ocean to dive into!

  60. Louise Reeks
    April 28, 2017 / 11:04 am

    I enjoy sitting in my garden having my tea admiring my hard work ive done

  61. Samantha O'D
    April 28, 2017 / 11:08 am

    sunshine! is we are lucky enough to get any, i ma moving house soon and im looking forward to doing the garden

  62. Ritchie
    April 28, 2017 / 11:19 am

    My favourite thing about summer is spending the longer evenings in the garden.

  63. Sheena Batey
    April 28, 2017 / 11:23 am

    Being able to sit in the garden in the warm sun.

  64. Liam Bishop
    April 28, 2017 / 11:46 am

    The sun and endless days! Well needed after months and months of Winter gloom.

  65. debbie melville
    April 28, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    Warmer weather, sunny walks, going to the beach and light nights

  66. Mary Heald
    April 28, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    I love the long evenings …getting home and being able to do some gardening. I love the warm weather and not having to wear a heavy coat and vest!

  67. Fiona
    April 28, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    I love being able to sit outside in the evening, watching the swallows and bats fly in our garden.

  68. Claire Nutman
    April 28, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    Walking barefoot, having breakfast and coffee in the garden, late evenings and girly nights in the summerhouse, and of course the sun ! x

  69. Chloe Davies
    April 28, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    Sun, Sunbathing, My Garden, Gin and Tonic, Happy Moods, Sunglasses and more sun!

  70. Tammy Westrup
    April 28, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    I love summer – the kids are off school, family days out, playing in tthe garden, ice-cream and holidays!

  71. stuart hargreaves
    April 28, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Just sitting in the countryside in the sunshine listening to babbling brook

  72. Vicki Davitt
    April 28, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    I love relaxing in the garden especially when the weather is warm and the evenings are long

  73. Emma Wallace
    April 28, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    The thing I like most about summer is being able to get out in the fresh air more with my boy, going exploring

  74. Justine Hughes
    April 28, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    Picnics, BBQs and being able to enjoy the outdoors more.

    April 28, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    My favourite thing about summer has to be having picnics outside in the park with my family and friends.

  76. Susan Smith
    April 28, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    My favourite thing about summer is the light evenings and warmer weather so you can a lot more, enjoying days out, without rushing to get home, enjoying the garden and spending quality time with the children

  77. Heather Bowie
    April 28, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    being able to send the kids outside to play instead of v them sat in front of computers

  78. Stacey Carnell
    April 28, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    I love spending time with my family in the garden having BBQ’s and watching my son playing 🙂

  79. Andrew Petrie
    April 28, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    My favourite thing about summer is spending days on the local riverbank fishing and drinking wine.

  80. Marc H
    April 28, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    The weather, being able to sit outside does wonders for my mood. Always feel far happier when it’s warm.

  81. Sophie Foulds
    April 28, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I love sitting in the garden in the sun!! 🙂 x

  82. Claire Bickley
    April 28, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    Sun, warmth, lower heating bills, beaches, picnics, sand castles, mainly the sun though I 😍It

  83. Alana Walker
    April 28, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    I love seeing all the flowers and trees in full bloom, the sound of birdsong in the mornings and of course the warmer, lighter evenings.

  84. Anthony Harrington
    April 28, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    I like the lighter evenings and the hope of being able to turn the heating down if not off!

  85. Leanne Gidlow
    April 28, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    Summer holidays with the family. Time to relax and unwind and enjoy making memories

  86. Emma Gibson
    April 28, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    Getting to go out everywhere, the lighter nights and everyones happier.

  87. Marc Chivers
    April 28, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    Love having barbecues in the garden and also sitting in pub gardens

  88. Michelle Ferguson
    April 28, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    I love the sunny days although they are very rare in England

  89. ann clements
    April 28, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    the light nights they make you feel so much better

  90. Soph H
    April 28, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    I just love the long days and the sunshine, everyone is more relaxed in summer and happier

  91. Gary Topley
    April 28, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    The lighter nights and the warmer weather and being able to do more with the kids x

  92. Sarah Cooper
    April 28, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Spending time with the family and going on holiday.

  93. samantha woodlock
    April 28, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    long sunny days and being able to be outside with my grandchildren

  94. Catherine McAlinden
    April 29, 2017 / 5:29 am

    Being able to go straight to the park from school

  95. G Keegan
    April 29, 2017 / 6:22 am

    Getting the kids outside to play in the garden.

  96. Kerry Taylor
    April 29, 2017 / 7:57 am

    I love longer warmer nights when we can have tea outside, and just relax and watch the garden 😀

  97. Amanda
    April 29, 2017 / 8:09 am

    I love the light and warm nights, being able to sit in the garden and beach days out

  98. Christine Hall
    April 29, 2017 / 8:12 am

    The start of the sailing season, we love to enter the races in the dinghy which my partner built, she is centainly a flyer

  99. Rachael G
    April 29, 2017 / 8:50 am

    Relaxed summer days at the beach with the kids and then a BBQ for tea. Perfect!

  100. Suzanne
    April 29, 2017 / 9:04 am

    I love spending more time outdoors wth my family.

  101. purpleshoes
    April 29, 2017 / 9:14 am

    being able to get out and about more

  102. Suzanne Jackson
    April 29, 2017 / 10:03 am

    Spending more time in the garden and eating outside.

  103. Hazel Rea
    April 29, 2017 / 10:37 am

    My favourite thing about summer is that we can go bodyboarding at a local beach. Once the sea warms up a bit we’ll be in there in our wetsuits!

  104. Bridget Rayner
    April 29, 2017 / 10:54 am

    The smell of freshly cut grass and sitting in the garden relaxing

  105. tamalyn roberts
    April 29, 2017 / 10:59 am

    coming home from work, getting into my shorts an sitting out in garden and having a nice cold glass of fruity cider

  106. Hilda wright
    April 29, 2017 / 11:49 am

    I love to grab the opportunity for a lazy day basking in the sunshine! Certainly not something you can plan for in the UK but if it happens, I’d ditch everything just to lie in the sun!

  107. Tracy Clark
    April 29, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    keeping my gas heating bills down

  108. terri kelly
    April 29, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    i love the warmth and the longer days and people just seem happier

  109. Edward Guerreiro
    April 29, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    I think my favourite thing about summer is all of the family bbqs we have.

  110. Jennifer Casey
    April 29, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    All the stirrings of life – lately I’ve seen fledgling blackbirds in the garden, and there’s bluebells and cowslip everywhere!

  111. Jade Pawley
    April 29, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    The hot weather meaning family BBQ’s. I love when we’re altogether & having a giggle!

  112. Susie Wilkinson
    April 29, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    I love the long evenings, and not having to put jumpers, coats, etc. on before leaving the house!

  113. Helen Tovell
    April 29, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    Being able to do more with the children in the summer holidays instead of trying to fit fun in at the weekend

  114. Holly Edmundson
    April 29, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    i love having all our friends over and having a bbq together

  115. April 29, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    I love long lazy days enjoying the sunshine, being able to entertain outdoors and have BBQs, and nice road trips in the car!

  116. Laura Jeffs
    April 29, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    my favorite thing about summer is when it’s over..sorry but I do not like summer at all, I’m a winter creature 😉

  117. Abigail Cullen
    April 29, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    I love the warmer weather and the pretty flowers and trees coming to bloom.

  118. Carole E
    April 29, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    BBQs in the garden on lovely warm days with family and friends

  119. Kate ONeill
    April 29, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    Having the time to do more with the kids, and just relax together

  120. Sam McKean
    April 29, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    We love to go camping in the summer, it’s perfect with the long evenings, fantastic sunsets, beaches and cold cider!

  121. Gemma Cook
    April 29, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    I love the longer days and getting to spend more quality time outdoors with my family.
    We enjoy going for walks, riding our bikes, beach days and other fun outdoor activities.
    Summer is my favourite Season. I’m excited for gardening again and looking forward to having BBQ’S and friends round in our garden.

  122. Ellen Sheppard
    April 29, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    I love sitting in the garden with friends and family, watching the kids play and having a bbq and a few summer cocktails 🙂

  123. Lynda Jones
    April 29, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    I love the smell of summer, it seems to have a warm smell, and of course being able to wear nice summer clothes and feel the sun on your skin.

  124. Emma Rawlinson
    April 29, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    My favourite thing about summer is the lighter evenings. It’s so nice to get home from work and feel like I actually have time to enjoy myself and go out for a walk / read in the garden. Makes me feel like it’s not all work and no play!

  125. Sarah N
    April 29, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    I like the warmer weather, then I don’t need to have the heating on all day!

  126. Lorna Ledger
    April 30, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    People have more mojo about them, more smiles , more ompff! x

  127. Richard Tyler
    April 30, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    I love music festivals, highlight of my summer!

  128. Diane Carey
    April 30, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    For me just the fact that it is warm. So I’m not cold and in pain. Also it is nice to be able to get all the outdoor jobs done whilst getting a nice tan

  129. Lynne Durkin
    April 30, 2017 / 11:21 pm

    I love the warmer evenings and being able to sit outside in the garden till quite late x

  130. Jade Hewlett
    May 1, 2017 / 8:13 am

    I like the lighter evenings and being able to spend time in the garden with family

  131. Ann Robinson
    May 1, 2017 / 10:00 am

    The lighter mornings and evenings which means you can be outside more

  132. charlotte
    May 1, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    being able to go out in a nice outfit without hiding it under a jacket or a coat 🙂

  133. Avvie Cunnington
    May 1, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    Barbecues with the family <3

  134. lyn burgess
    May 1, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    I love the longer lighter evenings, and the warmer days

  135. Amanda tanner
    May 1, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    i love warm evenings sitting with friends in a pub garden or someones house having a bbq. being able to wear summer clothes and lighter evenings.

    May 2, 2017 / 9:39 am

    Love evening walks with our dog and being able to potter about in the garden later

  137. Sarah Brokenshire
    May 2, 2017 / 10:36 am

    I love baby lunch dates in the sun and the longer sunny nights x

  138. Susan B
    May 2, 2017 / 11:12 am

    The green and colour of trees and gardens, the birds singing and the feeling of warmth on my skin.

  139. clair downham
    May 2, 2017 / 11:51 am

    love hearing the birds chirping in the mornings then being able to have bbqs in the evening while sitting outside

  140. May 2, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    it would be sitting in my garden listening to music and having a glass of wine

  141. Dawn F
    May 2, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    I love strawberries and cream, Wimbledon and sitting in the air conditioning. 🙂

  142. Kelly E Hirst
    May 2, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    My favourite thing about summer is being able to eat outside- BBQ, picnics, it’s all about the al fresco eating

  143. Iris W
    May 2, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    The warm evenings sitting outside and enjoying a chilled glass of wine

  144. Richard Rowley
    May 2, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    I like the sunny weather and taking walks in the countryside

  145. katrina walsh
    May 2, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    long family bike rides stopping off to treat the family to ice lollies from little village shops on our travels

  146. T Brailey
    May 3, 2017 / 7:19 am

    I love the longer days and the hive of activity in nature.

  147. Susan Ellins
    May 3, 2017 / 8:10 am

    I love the light nights and the colourful flowers in the garden

  148. Suzanne Gaulton
    May 3, 2017 / 8:45 am

    I love the kids being home for the long summer holidays, walks with the dog with ice lollies as a treat when we get back, impromptu picnics and being able to sit in the garden with a glass of wine at the end of the day!

  149. Julie Thomas
    May 3, 2017 / 8:55 am

    Being able to spend time in the garden, growing flowers and veg for the house is really satisfying

  150. tamsyn
    May 3, 2017 / 9:10 am

    Driving in the car, windows down, glasses on, music on – perfect

  151. Jo Carroll
    May 3, 2017 / 12:30 pm

    Such a kind and generous giveaway Zena – thanks as always. Can I just take a moment to say it’s a real pleasure following all your blogs and in the theme of this post…I really look forward to following and reading what you are all up to this Summer – hope the weather’s good. x

  152. Simon Tinsley
    May 3, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    Picnics on beaches, a swim in the sea
    Boozing in beer gardens and feeling so free
    Watching the sunset, hear the nightingales sing
    These are a few of my favourite things (about Summer)

    Driving with the top down, wind in my hair
    The smiles on our faces, cut grass smell in the air
    Hanging out windows, the bell practice rings
    These are a few of my favourite things (about Summer)

    Fish and chips in open wrappers, a roller coaster ride
    Seals basking in the sunshine, what a view from the hide
    RSPB membership and the adventures that brings
    These are a few of my favourite things (about Summer)

    When the mosquito bites
    When the wasp stings
    Or when I’m feeling S.A.D.
    I simply remember my favourite things (about Summer)
    And then I don’t feel so bad.

  153. Sam R
    May 3, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    Having family BBQs, children having fun in the garden and the heat of course! 🙂

  154. cheryl hadfield
    May 3, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Relaxing outdoors with my family, making lots of happy memories

  155. Alison Johnson
    May 3, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    Being able to sit on my swing seat in my garden reading a book.

  156. k dunn
    May 4, 2017 / 11:41 am

    i love getting to spend time with the kids and go off on days out and actually/ hopefully getting to see the sun

  157. Wayne Roberts
    May 4, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    Walking along the coastal paths and enjoying the views

  158. Rachel Collins
    May 5, 2017 / 7:22 am

    Fabulous giveaway thank you! I love that special feeling you can occasionally catch in the summer, when it seems like the sun will shine forever, time will be endless and your children will always be happily playing in the garden! X

  159. judy kennedy
    May 5, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    Going into the sea and eating ice cream my favourite dessert

  160. Pamela E
    May 5, 2017 / 11:08 pm

    Everybody comes alive and steps outside like a tortoise coming out of hibernation!

  161. susan greer
    May 6, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    Sensational prize
    I love relaxing with my fabulous husband Terry.
    Thank you for your blog and this generous prize 💖💖💖

  162. May 6, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    Being able to have all the windows open and the nice airy feel as the curtains blow! And sitting in the garden with a cold drink and a good book.

  163. Michelle McCall
    May 7, 2017 / 3:01 am

    I love taking the kids out on their scooters to the park after dinner and it not being dark and gloomy . we just moved into a flat with a veranda and I can’t wait to go out and relax in it reading a book 😁

  164. katherine s
    May 7, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    My favourite things about summer, include going on lovely long days out and having a picnic, and the fact that it does not get dark early.

  165. Mike
    May 7, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    Being able to sit in the garden on long summer evenings.

  166. Lee
    May 7, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    I love relaxing in the garden in the nice sunshine.

  167. Sally
    May 7, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    Days out at the beach with my family.

  168. Gwen
    May 7, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    I enjoy getting out in the garden with my grandchildren

  169. Adam
    May 7, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    I like going out for long walks with my girlfriend.

  170. Carl
    May 7, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    Getting the BBQ out, for family get together’s on warm summer weekends.

  171. Victoria Hall
    May 8, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    A day at the beach with the children and then Pimms and lemonade in the garden when they are asleep.

  172. Lesley Bradley
    May 8, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    Getting out into the garden (it’s like having an extra room!), seeing the garden bloom and most importantly- BARBEQUES!

  173. Carly Belsey
    May 10, 2017 / 10:00 am

    I love the summer as we live round the corner from the beach and have a beach hut so we spend every day down there that we can and it’s great fun

  174. Karenhutchinson
    May 10, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Long evenings in the garden, summer holidays with the family

  175. carole nott
    May 11, 2017 / 9:53 am

    love to get out in the countryside for long walks in the sun

  176. Laura
    May 11, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Being able to leave the house without worrying about coats and jumpers!

  177. Lynda Graham
    May 13, 2017 / 6:45 am

    Longer, lighter evenings. Warm and fresh outdoors .

  178. Keith Hunt
    May 14, 2017 / 1:17 am

    We like to take lots of short bearks away in my motorhome.

  179. gemma Found
    May 14, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    Finishing work and it still being light. I still feel like I’ve got an evening!

  180. mary chez
    May 14, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    The warmer weather and being able to get out and about more

  181. May 15, 2017 / 5:09 am

    My favourite thing about the Summer is the Summer holidays as I get to spend the entire time with my children 🙂 bonus of working in a school.
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  182. Ema J Lowe
    May 15, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    sitting out in the garden with the children and playing with them.

  183. Barbara Webster
    May 16, 2017 / 7:52 am

    My favourite thing about Summer is the longer, warmer days and trips to beautiful Whitby.

  184. Michelle Carlin
    May 16, 2017 / 10:55 am

    Having all my family together, as my eldest two will be home from uni.

  185. Leila Benhamida
    May 16, 2017 / 11:36 am

    My summer holiday is my favourite thing about summer. Sunshine and creating new memories.

  186. Daniel Porter
    May 16, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    Seeing my little boy play in the sunshine is my favourite thing about summer 🙂

  187. Sinead ORourke
    May 16, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    My birthday is in May

  188. Jayne Townson
    May 17, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    I love the lighter evenings, it makes it perfect for an evening stroll, or relaxing in the garden at night enjoying a drink.

  189. john p
    May 18, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    Sitting in the back garden in the sun

  190. kw
    May 18, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    Sadly I look forward to it being over – my hay fever normally lasts most of the summer!

  191. Joanna Kasznicki
    May 19, 2017 / 10:09 am

    my favourite thing about summer is the BBQs. We all get together and have abit of music on the pool comes out and its great

  192. Julie Howarth
    May 19, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    I love sitting in the garden with a cold drink and a good book and also the light evenings

  193. Rikki
    May 19, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    Relaxing with a glass of vino in the garden.

  194. Natalie Gillham
    May 19, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    My favorite thing about summer is the warmer brighter weather as I have bad circulation so really suffer in the cold.

  195. Emma Hussain
    May 20, 2017 / 5:56 am

    The warmer brighter days & being able to Take my children out in the sun

  196. Emma Donnelly
    May 20, 2017 / 11:01 am

    Just feeling the warmth of the sun. Wearing flip flops. Trips to the beach. Not feeling cold when taking the wetsuit off!

  197. Toni Pearson
    May 20, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    long lazy days on the beach, family bbq’s and no school

  198. Dawn Wilkinson
    May 21, 2017 / 7:11 am

    Summer – the season most people enjoy the most. I do not because the heat and the disagree with me but one thing I do like are the early mornings and the long light evenings to sit in the garden and enjoy the scents of the flowers.

  199. Bev
    May 21, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    Sitting in the sun with a book and a bottle

  200. Nicola Dow
    May 21, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    I love being able to go in picnics with my little boy.

  201. Tania Atfield
    May 21, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    Getting outside in the garden and on bike rides with my kids

  202. pete c
    May 21, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    light nights and warmer weather mean I can enjoy the outdoors a lot more

  203. Lindsey Stuart
    May 21, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    I love the Summer months! I adore being out in my pretty garden enjoying the sun and fresh air, everything is beautiful and full of colours
    BBQ with family and friends are superb and ofcourse having the paddling pool out in the summer is great fun 🙂

  204. Martina Pichova
    May 21, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    The warm temperatures – being able to wear clothes that don’t weight you down…

    May 21, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    It’s when we go on our annual holiday, so I always look forward to that and we try to go somewhere new.

  206. Laura Todd
    May 21, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    I love just waking up and deciding to have a beach day, grabbing a picnic and everyone on way with the sun shining and enjoying ourselves

  207. Simon C
    May 21, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    The best things about summer are the long summer days. I love the long evenings and I love waking up with the sun streaming in.

  208. Sophie B
    May 21, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Drinks With Umbrellas……sticking an umbrella in an ice-cold drink just feels like an instant holiday. Add a maraschino cherry or a slice of pineapple, and you’re practically in the tropics!!

  209. Angela Ellis
    May 21, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    Long evenings which mean I can get out for a jog or country walk after work to de-stress.

  210. Judith Allen
    May 21, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    I love the birds returning. Especially swifts swooping about and screeching. I do like watching them.

  211. tracy sinclair
    May 21, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    My favourite thing about summer is the weather, nice long, hot sunny days and not having to turn the heating on x

  212. Nicki Evans
    May 22, 2017 / 9:30 am

    Being able to spend more time outdoors with my family

  213. Angela Treadway
    May 22, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    taking my sons out for picnics x

  214. Kayleigh Manning
    May 22, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    Im fav thing thins year will be that im having a baby 🙂

  215. Megan Clark
    May 22, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    BBQs, booze, friends, late nights and warmth!

  216. suzanne drummond
    May 22, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    i love walking and walk every day im now into my garden and want to spend time creating a lovely space to relax in outside

  217. Maria Hackett
    May 22, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    I love having BBQs with the family in the garden. 🙂

  218. Michaela Hannah
    May 23, 2017 / 5:40 am

    I like the family days out to places like the seaside or theme park

  219. aj
    May 23, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    I love the big break up from school, I work as a teaching assistant so I get the holidays!

  220. Sian Budgen
    May 24, 2017 / 10:35 am

    BBQ’s are literally my favourite thing about summer, I rarely get to have them as I don’t have a garden!

  221. Keri Jones
    May 26, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    My favourite thing about summer is the long days and warm evenings x

  222. Louise A
    May 26, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    I love being able to walk around with bare legs and feet

  223. Katie Skeoch
    May 27, 2017 / 6:35 am

    Getting out doesn’t seem like such a chore in the nice weather!

  224. Ruth Harwood
    May 27, 2017 / 7:59 am

    I do love a good BBQ – chilled out with a bottle of wine xx

  225. Sheila Reeves
    May 27, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    Long, light evenings meaning I can spend more time out in the garden – and get to see it after work!

  226. Michelle L
    May 27, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    My favorite things about the summer are the great weather and my birthday

  227. Jules Eley
    May 28, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    I love watching the kids playing outside in the summer they just seem so much happier.

  228. bDude
    May 29, 2017 / 3:08 am

    Can’t wait until I can complain about it being too hot!

  229. Emma Slevin
    May 29, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    I love the longer days (even if its raining), I always feel more energised and happy when I go to work and come home in daylight. That, and seeing flowers in bloom everywhere. 🙂

  230. Katie Stone
    May 29, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    Summer…is that when the sun is meant to shine??!! When it does its beautiful, the temperature, getting white legs out, sitting in the garden with an ice cold cider!

  231. Heather Haigh
    May 30, 2017 / 6:15 am

    Being able to do more things outside in warmth and sunshine, it feels so much better.

  232. Michelle Johnson
    May 30, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    I love summer because my birthday is in summer, and means I get to go away for a relaxing break with my husband.

  233. Fiona Timms
    May 31, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    being out in the garden with family and friends

  234. Rai
    May 31, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    Gazing up into a clear, deep blue sky, and the scent and colours of flowers. Thankyou

  235. Hannah Ingham
    May 31, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Longer days, spending precious time with family, days out to the seaside!

  236. Hester McQueen
    May 31, 2017 / 11:11 pm

    The joy of sitting in my garden with the sun shining, blue sky, birds singing, watching (hopefully) butterflies and bees busy in my flower beds.

  237. Danielle Spencer
    June 1, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    I love the bright mornings and evenings, going for long walks in the sun.

  238. Sarah prescott
    June 2, 2017 / 6:35 am

    Going to the seaside, paddling in the sea and feeling the sand beneath my toes.

  239. Lyndsay-Rose
    June 3, 2017 / 10:41 am

    Long beach walks, picnics in our garden.

  240. claire griffiths
    June 3, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    i like that we get to enjoy the garden more as a family

  241. Emma S
    June 3, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    I love getting up in the morning when it’s Summer. I love being able to do more things outdoors. Everyone just seems to be happier in the Summer.

  242. Victoria Walker
    June 3, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    Feeling the sun on my skin…kids making a din…whilst my man BBQ’s the meat….and feeling hot sand under my feet 🙂

  243. Tasha
    June 3, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    I love being a able to have BBQs

  244. adrian price
    June 4, 2017 / 10:12 am

    taking my daft(but very loveable) dog sandy for long woodland walks

  245. maria dhillon
    June 4, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    I hate cold weather so it’s the best part about summer for me

  246. June 5, 2017 / 7:49 am

    Those 2 weeks in a year I get to get away from my job… 🙂

  247. Kay Sherman
    June 5, 2017 / 9:41 am

    My son and daughter were both born in the summer so our summer is full of birthday parties and BBQS

  248. Nicola Perry
    June 5, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    I love waking up to hear the birds singing, it’s a great start to the day.

  249. June 6, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    i love the warmer weather and being able to hang my washing in the garden

  250. Michael Rattray
    June 6, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    I love spending time with the family on hot sunny days

  251. Susan Hoggett
    June 6, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    love working in my garden

  252. Kathleen Bywaters
    June 7, 2017 / 10:46 am

    Relaxing in the garden with books and mangos

  253. barbara madden
    June 9, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    seeing all the lovely flowers suddenly appearing in the garden and the smell of the flowers in the garden heaven

  254. Katie Wood
    June 9, 2017 / 11:37 pm

    Sunshine and mojitos

  255. ann goody
    June 10, 2017 / 6:29 am

    My favourite thing about summer is that it so lovely to be able to play golf in shorts and a polo shirt, carrying a light jacket for showers, instead of numerous layers to keep warm and dry in the winter.

  256. Karen Barrett
    June 11, 2017 / 11:45 am

    I love pottering about in my garden and playing with my grandchildren

  257. Cyra Bellamy
    June 11, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    Taking full advantage of the lighter evenings by driving down to the coast, strolling along the beach then back home for a family bbq 😊

  258. Jo Hutchinson
    June 12, 2017 / 1:29 am

    i love the longer days and brighter nights.

  259. Angela Wilcox
    June 12, 2017 / 6:00 am

    Getting to spend more time outdoors going for walks with my family

  260. Sophie Carter
    June 13, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    I love sitting in the garden with the sun on my face listening to music and a cold bottle of beer.

  261. June 15, 2017 / 9:41 am

    More outdoors time, longer feeling evenings and summer holidays, wooooohhh!

  262. Ashleigh
    June 15, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    My favourite thing about summer is reading outdoors in the lighter, warmer evenings!

  263. smiles
    June 16, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    getting outside in the weather

  264. Lindsay Burton
    June 17, 2017 / 8:49 am

    I love the bright sunny mornings

  265. Elizabeth Smith
    June 17, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    Its so nice to go for a walk or get on my bike without gloves, hats, scarves, thermal undies!

  266. Christina Palmer
    June 17, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Picnics and long walks in the woods with the grandchildren and my dog enjoying the glorious weather

  267. Pam Francis Gregory
    June 17, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    I love the sun and also the warm evenings

  268. June 18, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    The fact that everyone just seems happier in the summer. A bit of sunshine and the smiles come out.

  269. Lisa Wilkinson
    June 19, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    Getting the paddling pool out for my little girl and having a water fight

  270. Adam Clements
    June 19, 2017 / 11:55 pm

    BBQ’s with friends and trips to the beach 😛

  271. Kimberley Ryan
    June 21, 2017 / 11:26 am

    No more school runs or timetables of places to be, to be able to enjoy the company of my children and share some adventures

  272. Laura Brassington
    June 21, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Swimming in an outdoor pool, with an ice cold beer.

  273. June 21, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    I love the sweet smell of the flowers in the early evening!

  274. Beccy Rowley
    June 22, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Day trips out to the seaside with my family is my favourite thing about summer.

  275. Maddy
    June 22, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    I love being able to dry the washing outside. Something rather depressing about pants on radiators!

  276. Rowena
    June 23, 2017 / 1:45 am

    I love massive family BBQs with lots of yummy food, sunshine and laughter 😀

  277. Laura Kevlin
    June 23, 2017 / 9:45 am

    I love the peals of laughter coming from my daughters as they splash in the paddling pool, there’s nothing like it! 🙂

  278. Jordan jarmain
    June 23, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    My favourite thing about summer is just being out and about in the sunshine. Everybody’s happier, everybody’s friendlier and my friends and family are more likely to agree to make plans xx

  279. Renee
    June 23, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    I love how the birds sing to each other super early in the morning, happy and excited to see the sun 🙂

  280. Emma Jones
    June 24, 2017 / 9:58 am

    My favourite thing about Summer is the excitement of late nights, meals outside in the garden with family and friends and being able to go off on more adventures xx

  281. Janet Birkin
    June 24, 2017 / 10:32 am

    Being in my garden, can’t say relaxing though as I’m constantly noticing jobs that need doing

  282. Lulu
    June 24, 2017 / 11:36 am

    I adore the hot weather and everything it brings: sunshine, going to the beach, wearing little clothes, ice cream etc.

    June 24, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    my fav thing about summer is getting out for walks along the cornish cliffs,enjoying the views and stopping for a picnic. its just heaven and makes me feel so alive

  284. Deborah Mackenzie
    June 24, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    The best things about summer:
    1. less washing! and beautifully dried and smelling linen
    2. Eating salads and cold foods instead of having to cook all the time
    3. Being outdoors more
    4 BBQ’s
    5. Sunshine!

  285. Kim Lam
    June 24, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    Getting up in the morning and not having to turn the lights on. I hate dark mornings

  286. Carol Thomas
    June 24, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    The balmy evenings, lighter longer evenings and the feeling of a lighter heart! Last year it was our eldest son wedding in August. This August our eldest son and daughter in law are expecting their first baby and our 2nd Grandchild

  287. jackie grout
    June 24, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    Summer Bills are cheaper than winter ones lol x

  288. Julie
    June 24, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    I looovee summer desserts – ice cream, fruit salad, eton mess, strawberries and cream. Delicious and refreshing.

  289. jools
    June 25, 2017 / 12:42 am

    I love how my son’s freckles come out in full bloom like lots of little sun kisses.

  290. Rose Stephenson
    June 25, 2017 / 7:23 am

    My birthday which is on 21st June – the first day of summer.

  291. Nyx Nyx
    June 25, 2017 / 7:38 am

    my favorite thing about summer is the weather, beach and vacation days

  292. Mike Gerrie
    June 25, 2017 / 9:13 am

    Spending quality time with family and friends at the many BBQ’s during the Summer

  293. Michael Clarke
    June 25, 2017 / 10:09 am

    Camping and enjoying the long evenings

  294. Emily Fowler
    June 25, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    My favourite thing is how much happier everyone is in the nice weather!

  295. Ellie Wood
    June 25, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    I love the sunshine and drinking in pub gardens with friends!

  296. Natasha R-M
    June 25, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    I love to sit in the garden in my reclining chair, listening to the birds and reading a good book with a nice cup of tea – perfect!

  297. Jacqui Allen
    June 25, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    Because the days are longer it always feels like I have more time to be able to spend with my family. Either days out or just spending time together in the garden.

  298. nicky pearce
    June 25, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    I love the light bright mornings and evenings

  299. Ann Skamarauskas
    June 25, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    waking up and going to work in the daylight and it still being daylight when I come home from work 🙂

  300. Pete
    June 25, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    Love being able to ride my bike to work. Makes it much quicker coming home as I beat the jams.

  301. Rachael O'Brien
    June 25, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    Watching the kids play together in the fresh air and not having the toddler climbing walls and teenagers stuck in stuffy bedrooms
    Would be very grateful to win this , would give to my daughter for her 16th birthday next month x

  302. Helen Humphries
    June 25, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    I love that it’s not grey all the time, being able to have the windows open all day, finally getting to wear summery clothes, loads of cheap delicious berry fruits….I could go on!

  303. Sandra Cloud
    June 25, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Having a BBQ, The Sunshine, Lighter Evenings, Days Out and of course The Warmth and cool beers in the sun!

  304. June 25, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    I love that it’s still so light outside, even when it’s late. Although, that is a bit of a pain when you still haven’t fixed your kid’s black out curtains! Eeeek.

  305. June 25, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    My favourite thing about the Summer? SCHOOLS OUT! I get to spend six weeks with my boy doing fun things. Summer fragrances, flip flops and bright, sunny mornings!

  306. Christopher Wall
    June 25, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    Summer BBQ, festivals and afternoon cocktails

  307. Carrie Thomas
    June 26, 2017 / 6:51 am

    The lighter mornings and evenings make everything so much better!

  308. Hazel Grant
    June 26, 2017 / 7:38 am

    Makes me feel happy and smile a lot. Summer is best time of year for spending time in the Garden with family. I love the long light evenings.

  309. June 26, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    Being able to honour without a coat on is great!

    June 26, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    I love summer because I can spend more time with kids and we are going for family holiday.

  311. Mary Baldwin
    June 27, 2017 / 6:15 am

    I love the long, light evenings – means that I feel the day is not yet over when I get home from work.

  312. Natalie Turner
    June 27, 2017 / 8:40 am

    I love summer because of the picnics, the BBQs and the family days out. There is nothing more wonderful than walking around a rose garden in full bloom as the sun is shining!

  313. Stacy Fenemore
    June 27, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    picnics in the park, means the kids get tired and no washing up 😉

  314. Wendy Jones
    June 27, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    impromptu water fights in the garden. lol still a kid at heart

  315. Jamie C Millard
    June 27, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    i love the longer hours of sunshine – it gives brighter mornings and evenings meaning more time outdoors.

  316. Dean Boyle
    June 27, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    Bbq sun garden drink kids playing

  317. Joanna Ford
    June 27, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    Being able to relax in the garden with my lovely cats and a glass of prosecco!

  318. Sheri Darby
    June 27, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    I love going for long hotb walks and not having to be bundled up in jumpers & coat

  319. Nichola Harwood
    June 28, 2017 / 10:12 am

    I love lighter mornings & nights. The smell of cut grass. The happiness the sun brings to everyone. Knowing my kiddies can play in their pool & have fun

  320. kirsty szekeres
    June 28, 2017 / 10:22 am

    The thing I love about summer is that you get to see more people as everyone is out and about and not stuck indoors, I even get to see my neighbours more and have proper catch ups on the front rather than a fleeting hello in the cold or wet.

  321. Kerry Brown
    June 28, 2017 / 11:02 am

    My favourite thing about summer is all the carnivals and long evening walks on the beach with the kids and dogs hunting for crabs and beach treasure

  322. Corinne Wright
    June 28, 2017 / 11:21 am

    I love that everyone seems happier when the sun is shining. Also ice creams on the beach and paddles in the sea with my boys is always a lovely thing to do on a summers day.

  323. ani
    June 28, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    The thing I love most about summer is being able to get out in the garden and seeing all the flowers in bloom.

  324. James Harris
    June 28, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    My favourite thing about summer is being able to get lots of washing cleaned and dried in one day. The joys of being a parent!

  325. June 28, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    My favourite thing is that it means lots of funfilled outdoor adventures with my little girl.

  326. Laura Muir
    June 28, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Long sunday walks with my 2 dogs and fiancé. Proper whippy ice cream at the beach. The smell of freshly cut grass and bbqs.

  327. Caroline Smith
    June 28, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Lovely days out with my family, countryside walks and picnics!

  328. Patricia Dewey
    June 28, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    I love being able to eat my breakfast in the garden

  329. Danielle Pooley
    June 28, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    I love going to the park with my little boy

  330. karen
    June 28, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    I love being able to go swimming outside, at an outdoor pool or in the sea

  331. Sally
    June 28, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    I love being able to enjoy the outdoors in the sun shine.

  332. Time_forfamily
    June 29, 2017 / 6:54 am

    Without a doubt it’s flip flops and the beach! I spend the rest of the year feeling like my feet are in a straight jacket and instantly feel better the minute I can get the flip flops on!

  333. Vicky H
    June 29, 2017 / 8:42 am

    My favourite thing in summer is the six weeks holidays where i get to spend loads of time with my children.

  334. Melissa Lee
    June 29, 2017 / 9:32 am

    I love the fact that we can sit out in the garden so much later at this time of year

  335. Dale Dow
    June 29, 2017 / 9:41 am

    I have to admit, my kids being off school is the best as we can make lots of plans without anything getting in the way

  336. Melanie Burton
    June 29, 2017 / 9:53 am

    I love the warm weather, the long summer evenings and how the sun makes everything look so much brighter!

  337. Kat S
    June 29, 2017 / 10:20 am

    Favourite thing – spending time with family and friends – hopefully in the sunshine!!

  338. Kat S
    June 29, 2017 / 10:21 am

    Favourite thing about summer – simply spending time with family and friends – hopefully in the sunshine! Paddling pool out and ice creams all round!

  339. Ali Fanstone
    June 29, 2017 / 10:28 am

    I love taking my grandchildren to the beach, building sandcastles and eating ice cream,

  340. Caroline Shepherd
    June 29, 2017 / 10:30 am

    Long days, warm weather, baby birds visiting my garden. Six weeks of school holidays with no school runs or packed lunches to make!

  341. June 29, 2017 / 11:07 am

    How fab Zena! 🙂 My fave thing is the food (obviously) but I’m partial to a nice floaty dress too!

  342. RichJ
    June 29, 2017 / 11:57 am

    In MORE THAN 8 WORDS my favourite thing about summer is it’s warm 😀

  343. Marrian
    June 29, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    I love having barbecues and eating lots of ice cream.

  344. Hayley Pemberton
    June 29, 2017 / 12:37 pm


  345. Hayley Elvin
    June 29, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    My favourite thing about summer is beach days with my children, nothing beats it.

  346. Kate Davies
    June 29, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    I love the longer, warmer day as it means more time for adventures and my sons birthday is 6th July so perfect excuse for a BBQ.

  347. Katie
    June 29, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Being able to spend time in the garden with family

  348. Linda
    June 29, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    I greatly prefer warm weather to when it’s cold

  349. Lia Burns
    June 29, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    I think for me it would have to be having both of my kids at home, no stress of school runs and the freedom to be able to go on days out and make memories!

  350. Pamela Gossage
    June 29, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    I love the good weather so we can BBQ in the garden

  351. Ian Campbell
    June 29, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    The prospect of long, healthy walks in the glorious weather and gambolling around in the garden 🙂

  352. Jo Hutchings
    June 29, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    More chances to have days out and explore new places with my family.

  353. Avril Randall
    June 29, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    Long hours of daylight, sunshine and time spent in the garden.

  354. Kim Neville
    June 29, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Lots of fun family days out in the glorious sun, relaxing in the garden, family BBQs

  355. Ali Thorpe
    June 29, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    Throwing on thin layers and being able to step straight outside, no fuss.

  356. Kristy Brown
    June 29, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    I love the lighter mornings as this means that I can get my training runs out of the way

  357. Kath Amis
    June 29, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    My favourite thing is the freedom to walk about not laden down with clothes. And I love the heat!

  358. Angela Kelly
    June 29, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    My favourite thing about summer is time off work spent reading and not worrying about anything.

  359. Cassandra Mayers
    June 29, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    the sunshine and being able to go on more family days out.

  360. Jeremy Hards
    June 29, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    I love the good weather because it means I get out and about a lot more. I love to visit National Trust and English Heritage properties. Great day out with my camera. Not as much fun when it is cold, wet and windy

  361. greig spencer
    June 29, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    love spending time with my family on holiday- so we can relax and enjoy life

  362. Rebecca Powell
    June 29, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    I love spending more time outside and having lighter evenings

  363. sharon stanley
    June 29, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    I love being outdoors and so do my kids but during the winter it can be a case of finding the get up and go. All the beautiful colours and the fact your not restricted by layer upon layer of clothing and indoor based activities makes us all a lot happier and willing to get outside, turn the tech off and enjoy the beautiful weather. It was lovely watching the girls in their pool last week….I hope that’s not the only summer we’re getting this year or I want a refund lol

  364. jessica cook
    June 29, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    i just love a good family bbq! and spending the evenings in the garden x

  365. June 29, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    I love to go to the Lake District in the summer to go on walks around the beautiful lakes.

  366. Allan Fullarton
    June 29, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    The lovely weather

  367. Paula T
    June 29, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    I love long summer evenings with the children, toasting marshmallows on the fire pit with them. Warm balmy nights and family BBQ’s x

  368. June 29, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    My favourite thing about summer is having time off work and not being woken by my alarm at 6.30am every morning. Bliss!

  369. Melanie stanbridge
    June 29, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    I’m lucky and my three jobs are in a school so have most of the summer holidays to my self, so pack a lunch and take the dogs out and no clock watching.

  370. Rebecca Hussey
    June 29, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    I love trips to the park and picnics by the lakes

  371. Ruth Wollerton
    June 29, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    My favourite thing about Summer is the family fun in the SUNSHINE xxx

  372. Vivienne Wilkes
    June 29, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    I love the sun, picnics outdoors and playing with the children.

  373. sharon martin
    June 29, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    i love the colourful flowers and all there wonderful fragrances

  374. Kay Broomfield
    June 29, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    I love getting home from work and getting straight in the garden with our children and if it’s still lovely and warm, dining alfresco too!

  375. Maria P
    June 29, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    I love summer showers and the smell of the woods after the rain, when the sunshine breaks through the clouds

  376. Paula Phillips
    June 29, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    My favourite thing about summer is the warmer weather as I hate being cold.

  377. Kev C
    June 29, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    I like the long warm nights splashing about in our pool 🙂

  378. Scott Fallon
    June 29, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    Definitely has to be relaxing in the garden. Also the opportunity to wear loose comfy clothes.

  379. Natalie Thomason
    June 29, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    Chilling in the garden with my rabbits catching some rays

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