I'm taking this summer to chill out and relax. I haven't had a summer where I've been in the UK the whole time for a longgggg time, about 10 years I think, so it will be weird but quite nice not having to pack or get ready for a holiday (having said that, I wouldn't mind a holiday haha).
I said I can't wait to chill out and relax this summer but that's not exactly what my whole summer entails. Sadly, I do have a job to go back to for the rest of July, but I'm free from it the whole of August as I am planning on quitting my job as a lifeguard, after three years of working as one. This means I have August to sit back and enjoy a quiet summer before the chaos of my final year at university kicks in.
Besides all the above, I do have a few exciting things to look forward to when I move back to the UK. I can't wait to be reunited with all my friends and family, be back at my home in Wiltshire, embracing the countryside life again and having summer nights enjoying cocktails and BBQs. What other things do I have to look forward to?
The day after I get back (so I'll be majorly jet lagged but that isn't stopping me), my friend has her 21st birthday party, which was actually in January but she wanted to celebrate it with everyone, including her friends and family so it's her birthday part 2 haha. This means that less than 24 hours after touching down in the UK, I'll be reunited with all my friends back home. Even though I may be a little exhausted for it, I cannot wait.
The following week, it's my sisters graduation. More time for celebrations!! She goes to Hull university so the family will be driving up for a night or two and watching her get that Chinese degree she's worked so hard to get for the last 4 years. It will then be me the following year, how scary is that thought?!
Come August, it's the month of my Dads, my best friends and my birthday...what a great month that is. It's not just my birthday, but my 21st birthday. OMG I'M NEARLY 21!! My best friend and I usually celebrate our birthdays together so we are in between planning for a 21st party that we'll remember (hopefully it will be a success). Either that or we will escape to London for a weekend or possibly Cornwall.
More things I'm planning on doing lots of this summer:
- Road Trips - who doesn't love a good road trip, and my sister and I have planned a few down to the coast possibly. I'm really eager to get down to Lulworth Cove which looks gorgeous to visit in the Summer.
- Evening BBQs - This is no surprise as it's a must for every summer to have plenty of BBQs. It is one of my favourite parts about summer, you can't beat BBQ food.
- Countryside Walks - I've missed having the countryside on my doorstep this year so I'm going to make the most out of it this summer, as I always do, and go on lots of walks, taking my Nans dog with me.