Now for those of you who are long-time readers of The Dizzying Heights will probably be slightly confused with this title, as I am a huge fan of the winter months and the colder climate.
H-o-w-e-v-e-r, even I have to admit that on occasion that I am prone to a ~teeny~ bit of that ever so special Vitamin D. Honestly, I don’t have a split personality or anything, I promise! Basically, I associate the winter with getting shit done, and the summer with doing nothing and just relaxing. Soooo, after what does feel like the loooooongest winter ever, I cannot wait to get on a beach and eat and drink and relax and swim and just chill the eff out!
As if my own reasoning wasn’t enough, here are 10 more reasons for you to get booking your very own beach holiday this summer!
Yes, as already mentioned Vitamin D is fabulous for you! Of course, too much of anything is bad for you but sunshine is a great source of Vitamin D, which helps your body gain calcium and allows your bones to grow stronger – basically all the good stuff!
Now I know exercise isn’t the first thing you think of when someone says ~summer~ but I do think the warmth gives a great excuse to go for a swim. Swimming is one of my favourite activities, but in the winter it’s so bloody cold that I can’t motivate myself to get down to the pool. If I lived closer to a beach, I’d also love to go for a morning run on the beach, but perhaps that’s wishful thinking!
O-M-G, I bloody love a good BBQ, please show me someone who doesn’t! First off, the food is always incredible, I love burgers and hot-dogs and chicken wings and potato salads and cocktails! Secondly, there is something about being with family and friends in the gardens on a nice warm day, playing games and having fun! My family like to have an annual BBQ where we play giant Jenga and giant Connect-4 – it’s the best time of the year I tell ya!
Being at a beach or on a summer vay-cay, forces you to unplug from your phone, your emails, your current life. Sure, you will probably want to snap a few pictures of the beach for your Instagram, but when you realise you’re in the midst of summer, you (hopefully) won’t be glued to your phone!
Okay this is a super selfish one from me, because in the winter time I can’t take blog photos without good natural lighting, which means that I have to wake up early on the weekends to capture all my photos. I just can’t wait to finish work and it still be lovely and light outside!
This is one of my favourite things to do in the summer. I love having a few drinks in the sunshine and spending time with friends. Some of my local beer gardens have dogs as well, so as if I needed another reason to love them?!
I mean, not one person is saying that you can’t eat ice-cream when it’s not summertime, but with the warmth, it does make a lot more sense! I love ice-cream, Viennetta is one of my favourites and I love ice lollies too – yum!
This is such a selfish one from me, and I do apologize if you have exams, but the summer makes me so grateful that I no longer have to take exams in the summer. I used to hate having to go to the library everyday when it was nice and warm outside to revise for exams, and it was so much worse when you had exams later than everyone else so you had to still study whilst everyone else was enjoying their summer. Now I get to work in the summer, so who is the real winner?! All jokes aside and as much as I love my job, I slyly miss Uni, enjoy your time there whilst you can!
Now I’m not the biggest fan of the beach, I like it and everything and yes I do look forward to visiting when it’s summer, but I don’t think I could go there everyday! Having said all that, there are a few things I do like about it. Apparently, you get a better night’s sleep after spending the day by the sea, which is great news! Also the colour blue of the ocean helps us to relax more, and the sand is a natural exfoliant so you can get rid of the dead skin from your feet and your hands – #winning!
Booking a Holiday
Speaking of beaches, booking a summer holiday is definitely one of the best things about summer! I know England can get warm on occasion too (!!!), but getting away from everything and not having to worry about cooking or cleaning for a week is just heaven. For this year’s holiday, I’ve been using Holiday Gems to find a great deal. I’ve heard lots of good things about Holiday Gems but the best thing I know is that you can find the cheapest holidays from Holiday Gems.*
What are your favourite things about summer?
*THIS POST WAS KINDLY SPONSORED BY HOLIDAY GEMS BUT AS ALWAYS, ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN! READ MY DISCLAIMER HERE TO SEE HOW I WORK WITH BRANDS.