Last July was swelteringly hot, the evenings were sweaty and it felt like summer was going on forever. I remember watching it out the hospital window, consoling myself with the strong rays I was protecting my children's skin from. We missed a whole month of sunshine, of being outdoors and this July we have tried to make up for it.
Our days have been spent outdoors as much as possible, with plenty of mornings at the beach, picnics at lunch time and afternoons in the park. We have spent lazy evenings eating fish and chips out of paper cones watching the children build sandcastles on a deserted beach and if we need some quiet, we have driven motorbikes round the garden, enjoyed bbq's and played with the sandpit.