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Slowing Down Our Summer.

Slowing Down Our Summer.

Red Flower on a stone wall.

We are off for our summer break, myself and Sid for a full nine weeks. We are middle way through the second week and I have been thinking about how summers now differ from when I was a child. This year I wanted to have a slow, easy summer. Well as much as you can when you live on a farm. I didn't want the summer to be taken up with having to do anything or visit anywhere. I wanted to spend this summer at home as much as we could doing the simple things. Summer holidays have become a rush to get as many camps in as possible, visit as many places, trips to the cinema and just an endless need for money. 

We spend all year planning all the things to do durning the summer only for the weeks to go by in a blur and before you know it you are heading back to work and school worn out. I still have really great memories of my summers up till I was nearly 16yrs old. We spent everyday on the beach, coming and going to our Grannies house for food as we were hungry. We got to the local town once a week and that was a Friday where we got a treat of some sort. We played for hours, built forts inside on the wet days and watched cartoons. There was no rush, it was slow and simple and we loved every minute of it. 

At the start of June I made a list of some of the things we would like to do and i have since gotten rid of it. I didn't want the list anymore I want our summer to be relaxed. So we are just going with the flow. Getting our work done as its needed, spending time doing things like watching movies on an afternoon, going to the beach, playing with our new pup and just spending time at home. Do you know Sid has never built a fort !! that is one plan we have for a wet day. We are also going to the RDS Dublin Horse but this year we probably wont go everyday. Another thing myself and Sid have been doing a lot of is Art and Craft which is much nicer than him being glued to a screen for hours. 

I am hoping my slowing our summer down Sid will have some treasured memories of his summers just like I have. Memories of doing real things not just spending summers in camps or inside glued to a screen. I am also hoping this will give me more time to blog again and do some Art, fingers crossed.

What are your summer plans ? Do you find you get caught up in the summer rush of camps and having to do stuff? let me know here or on my Twitter or Instagram the links to them are below.

Chat again soon.

Elaine

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