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6 July 2020

Summer Indoors?!

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I've resigned myself to the fact that I shall be spending my Summer sitting in the front/back garden talking to the birds and watching my cat attempt to catch them.



With me and so many others having to shield for a lot longer than we thought we was going to be, our shielding sentences will go on long into the midst of Summer (August 16th for people in Wales) which means no beer gardens, no beaches (except for the idiots who decide to crowd down there on weekends) and no holidays (same for everyone also). But I've grown to accept that and I shall be trying to make the most of Summer at home. 




Anyway, Summer indoors. How can I possibly make the most of Summer when I'm not going to be allowed to go further than my front garden. I have been racking my brains on this one and have come up with some ideas of how to bring Summer inside -



1)  BUY  FAKE  TAN
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Yep, buy the stuff in heaps. I usually apply fake tan on my legs in the Summer, it's nice to give them that bronzed glow from the lack of sunshine that seems to be missing in a UK summer. Give yourself the illusion that you've just come back from somewhere exotic, it does work, I promise!



2) GO  SOMEWHERE  QUIET  FOR  A  WALK
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Shielders are allowed out for 1 hours worth of exercise a day. Hurrah! I'm currently searching for quiet places in my local area to take a walk right now, I live in a busy area so the job of finding somewhere quiet within a 5 mile radius has been tricky. But once I do, I'll be heading out, masked up and enjoying some Vitamin D.


3) HAVE  A  BBQ
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If you have your own BBQ and can get some decent meat or peppers to cook on the BBQ, then have yourself a little BBQ! I love BBQ food, every Summer my Aunty does a BBQ and I always love the way her and my Uncle cook the food, it always tastes so nice! I miss family BBQ's. I miss BBQ's in general. 


4) SIT  OUT  IN  THE  GARDEN
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Yes, quite an obvious one. But clean down the garden chairs and furniture, grab yourself a drink and your sunglasses and chill outside and imagine yourself on the beach somewhere abroad. Sometimes imagining that doesn't really work when you can hear neighbours dogs barking or somebody putting decking down in their garden. 



5) GET  A  PADDLING  POOL
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My neighbours have the biggest paddling pool in their back garden and I look at it in complete jealousy. I would love to have a paddling pool in my back garden. I have to make do with a washing up bowl and dipping my feet in it. Mind you, it does keep you cool in the sunshine!



Let me know your plans for your Summer indoors!



*The bikini I am wearing in this post was part of a PR Product being sent to me from Figleaves. There was no obligation to write a blog post including the item. All Summer views are my own. For more information, please read my disclaimer.


52 comments:

  1. That Bikini looks fabulous on you Lucy. I hope you'll be rocking it on every beach possible this time next year.

    I am so sorry you're still shielding but I hope you are able to enjoy your summer, it certainly sounds like you have some ideas to keep busy x x

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    1. Thank you Claire! I'll try my best to keep myself busy during Summer! xx

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  2. There's definitely so many nice things you can do to celebrate Summer at home. I actually prefer staying at home in the Summer and relaxing in the garden. We used to have a paddling pool - it was lush! Hope you have a lovely Summer at home! You look lovely too!

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    1. Relazing in the garden for Summer is definitely one of the best things to do in the Summer! x

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  3. Love this post idea and it is such a great way to make the most of summer!
    Grace xx
    gracexkate.com

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    1. Thank you Grace! May as well make the most of it! xx

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  4. I really want to get a paddling pool!

    Love, Amie ❤️

    The Curvaceous Vegan

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    1. So do I Amie! I'll be looking to see if I can get a cheap one from Argos or something for the next few weeks! Hopefully we'll have some warm weather! x

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  5. Sadly I live in a flat so pools aren't possible, but we are lucky we live close to a park that we can sunbathe in when the weather is nice! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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  6. You are me and I am you. I'm definitely spending my summer indoors. I went for a walk the other day. It felt good but kinda weird. I always sit in the garden as it makes me feel peaceful and it a weird way of exploring the outdoors while indoors.... I had a sip party.
    I going to have a bbq soon as I miss going out. I might as well.
    You look amazing in that 2 piece.
    Slay girllll!
    xxxx

    https://ooomaye.com

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    1. Glad to hear I won't be the only one spending summer indoors lovely! It feels weird stepping outside doesn't it?! It feels like we shouldn't sometimes! Good for you lovely, I'm hoping to have a BBQ soon as I do love BBQ food! xxx

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  7. I'm pretty bummed about the prospect of a dinner stuck indoors as well. I love outdoor activities. I've been sitting in the backyard a lot too. And definitely reading and writing more. Thanks for the tips!

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    1. It's not brilliant but it's something we'll have to get used to Clarissa! I hope you have a lovely Summer!

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  8. Wow can't believe it's still so long! Sending you all the strength over and wish you a great summer indoors! Love your bikini.

    lots of love, Miri
    www.meetmiri.com

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    1. Thank you Miri! It feels like it's been going on forever hasn't it?!

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  9. I can't believe the fiasco with the beach either, it's mental isn't it? You wouldn't think there was a global pandemic from the photos. Buying a paddling pool is such a good idea, they're a fab way of cooling down xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

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    1. It drives me mad seeing the beaches packed, it's people are forgetting that there's a pandemic going on! Also after seeing the pubs this weekend, we're heading for a second spike! Yeah they are a fab way of cooling down! xx

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  10. I'm sorry you have to spend your summer at home! At least you can sit outside in your garden and go for a walk so you won't be completely stuck indoors!

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    1. Yeah that's true Serena! I've kind of accepted the fact I shall be spending Summer indoors so I'm going to make the most of it!

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  11. The bikini looks fabulous! I've been making the most of going for walks in my local area and I've found so many nice places I didn't know existed before! Try to keep positive staying at home

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    1. Thank you very much! That's so good that you have discovered new places where you live, it must be lovely to find somewhere nice where you can take a walk everyday!

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  12. I'm so grateful for having a garden YES. It's been really nice to just sit in the sun and have an ice lolly. Literal highlight of my day ! It's the little things haha
    Susan Books Etc

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    1. Oh I love an ice lolly in the Summer! You're right, it is the little things!

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  13. Great ideas! and omg that bikini is beautiful and you look gorgeous in it :)

    www.blossomikebana.com

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  14. Thanks for sharing your tips, I keep thinking of getting a paddling pool to cool my feet down when it's hot :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. I think it's a great idea to help you cool down Nic x

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  15. When the weather is nice all I want to do is spend it outside but I never really like going to beaches when it’s super hot because it’s always packed, I much prefer going to a nice quiet area to enjoy it! X

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    1. I definitely wouldn't want to be going to beaches at the moment! Going to quiet areas is much more enjoyable! x

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  16. Theres definitely some great ways to spend Summer at home. I live in a flat at the moment though so I only have a balcony so I don't have much of a garden so thats paddling pools and bbqs off the list for me haha, but I do like going for quiet walks near by!

    Chloe xx
    www.chloechats.com

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    1. Ah that's such a shame Chloe! At least you can go for quiet walks near where you live xx

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  17. I love your swimsuit, I hope we get some sun here in the UK, the weather is always changing lol

    Serene xoxo

    http://www.surrealserene.com

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    1. Thank you Serene! So do I, it'll make shielding a whole lot easier if the sun is shining! x

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  18. Love the idea of channelling summer indoors, a great way to look at it! Lovely bikini 😊

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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  19. Although I know we're allowed out a lot more now, I'll be joining you in staying firmly in my garden other than my daily dog walks (which I'm grateful for because it's pretty much the only time I see the outdoor world). Seeing the way some people behave when they get a sniff of freedom scares me a lot. I feel much happier at home, I hope you can make the most of it the best you can. And good luck finding a walking route soon! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. I agree Sophie, I hate what this newfound freedom has done to people now, they just think that the pandemic is over and that it's safe to go out again now the pubs and shops are open, when it's NOT! I'm like you, I feel happier and safer at home, I hope you make the most of your Summer too Sophie! x

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  20. I love your bikini!

    https://www.emilyclareskinner.com

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  21. The bikini is gorgeous and you look amazing in it! I'm certainly going to be making the most of my garden this summer - I normally smash through a big stack of books on holiday so this time around I'll be lounging in the garden with them!

    Amy | sassycatlady.com

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    1. Ah thank you Amy! Nothing like a good book to get your through the Summer is there?!

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  22. A paddling pool is something I need to invest in, would be great to dip in why drinking a cocktail and reading a book!

    I love all these suggestions 💜

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  23. These are fab ideas! I love your bikini as well, you looking stunning x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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  24. I am basically living in my garden & paddling pool right now. This summer is so much different than any before. Also, you look absolutely gorgeous! <3

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    1. I like your way of living Aiden! I don't think (and hope) we will experience anything like this again! Thank you so much! x

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  25. You look gorgeous! BBQs, fake tan, reading outside, are my definitive at-home summer staples, I just wish the weather wasn't so miserable still! x

    Evie x || www.eviejayne.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Evie! Oh I know, it's been like a typical British Summer so far hasn't it?! x

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  26. I love that you're staying positive in light of the situation and still finding ways to enjoy summer! Sometimes there's nothing better than a few drinks in the sun in your own garden- granted it might get a bit dull by the end of the summer but it will save most of us a fortune to spend next summer as well!
    Soph - https://sophhearts.com x

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    1. Thank you Soph! Yeah definitely, having a few drinks in your own garden is just as good as going to the pub sometimes! x

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