It’s highly likely that the summer of 2018 will go down in legend. Not only did we get more than 2 weeks of sunshine (for once), it was actually hot. And as an added bonus, England did well in the World Cup. So, it’s understandable that people might be looking for ways to keep the summer going that little bit longer…here are some of our favourite ways.
One of the best ways to keep summer going is to make the most of the seasonal food that’s still around, before the stews and slow cooker recipes of autumn kick in. BBC good food has some great recipe collections – from epic salads to marinated meats to delicious deserts. Make use of ingredients synonymous with summer. Take a look and whip yourself up something tasty, if it’s a nice evening you can even eat it al fresco to really keep up the summer vibes.
If you’re making a summer feast, you’ll need a summery drink to go along with it! As the nights pull in and the weather gets colder during autumn and winter, people generally go for warmer, heartier drinks – but before we get into the swing of autumn why not enjoy a last few light, fresh summer cocktails. There are loads to choose from – a gin fizz or aperol spritz might take you back to the light summer nights or make you feel like you’re on holiday again, have a look and find a drink that means something to you – and enjoy.
If you’re not ready to say goodbye to the sun quite yet, then you could look for a last minute getaway to catch a few rays. And in the UK we’re in a great position to hop on a plane or a ferry and be somewhere sunny within just a few hours. Spain, Portugal and Greece still have lovely weather in September – take a look at some holiday comparison websites and see if you can bag yourself a bargain.
Around September time, a lot of people do a wardrobe switcheroo – getting the jumpers, jackets and coats of the loft and putting away their summer clothes. It’s not always necessary to be quite so brutal though, and it can ease you into the seasonal transition to hang on to your summer clothes a bit longer. Layer them up, add a jumper over a summer shirt or put tights on with a summery dress; only a small tweak but it might help the seasonal blues slightly if you don’t pack everything away in one fail swoop not to be seen again for the next year.
So what do you think? Have you ever tried any of our tips before?
See you next year summer – it’s been a pleasure.