For some reason, every year I assume that July is going to be a scorcher of a month. I think it’s because my memories of childhood include school wrapping up for the summer, and giving way to beach visits, ice creams and garden parties. Whatever the reason, I need to get it out of my head, because it’s clearly a wildly inaccurate assumption!
July has not been kind to us, even in the usually sunny North Tawton, but ever the optimist, I’m hoping that the latter half of the month improves. And not just because I want to stop running in the rain!
Lockdown taught me again just how nice it is to spend time together as a family, and to make the most of where you live and what you have, which is why I’ve resolved to organise a few more picnics, just as soon as the weather picks up.
With restrictions still on indoor gatherings, I know that garden parties and picnics are the order of the summer, and with that in mind, we’ve unsurprisingly had plenty of enquiries about our summerhouses.
Whether you want a shelter to escape the summer rain, somewhere to put the food or store the ice bucket, or just a place to read away from the heat that we’ll hopefully get at some point soon (!), a summerhouse could well fit the bill.
As you might guess, being unable to do any installations in April and May has left us with quite a backlog, so if you’re serious about a summerhouse (or any garden building), I’d advise you to get going with it ASAP to ensure you don’t have to wait too long for it.