Last Days of Summer.........

Saturday, 3 August 2013


While most people are probably thinking that we've had our summer and that's the end of it now, I've been thinking about how I can eek out as much of summer as possible.


In our garden we have a summer house which is currently being used as a shed. Whilst the weather has been so warm, it's been too hot to even think about doing anything, but now the weather has changed a little, I'm thinking about sprucing up the summer house to have as a little late summer/early autumn retreat.


I've been obsessed with the idea of painting the summer house in one of the new Cuprinol pastel shades that have been in the shops recently. I think this Wild Thyme colour is perfect for the main outside, highlighted with the white or cream. I'd probably paint the inside white or cream as well, just to give it a bit of a freshen up - once I've dusted away all the various spiders webs of course!


While the weather is warm, I'll need somewhere to keep drinks cool. We are able to run electricity to the summer house, so this mini fridge, from John Lewis, is perfect for those extra beers when the sun is shining, and the BBQ is out!


Towards the end of the summer, the nights are often much cooler, so this chimenea, from the Range, and blanket (Dunelm) will be perfect for snuggling up in to keep warm, whilst finishing off the last of the beers! The blanket can also double as a picnic blanket, so it's dual purpose. I'm having dreams of me and Scott and the pup snuggling up to watch the sunset now!


Have you got any plans to try an make the most of what's left of the summer?

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  1. Oh my gosh this sounds perfect!! Little garden retreats are really lovely. I've somehow convinced myself that summer is over, even though the sun is still shining here- I'm really not sure how, or why! xx


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