Welcome to this week’s Romance Writer’s Weekly Blog Hop. If you’ve arrived from Brenda Margriet’s blog, hi, and thanks for joining me!
This week we’re talking about summer. It’s winding down (boo) but there’s still little warmth in the air. So we’re going to share our favorite summer activities.
When I was a child it felt as though summers stretched into forever. Long days were spent playing in the fields with my friends, or laying in the grass reading a book. I’d get through at least 20 books over the 6 weeks we had away from school. I was intimate friends with our local library. And through my very rose-colored glasses, I have to say I can’t remember feeling any stress at all. Just the wide open sky of opportunity that arched over my head.
Nowadays, summers are a little less easy. I’ve spent half of it being Mom’s Taxi Services, ferrying my daughter around from social engagement to social engagement (whatever happened to building forts in the fields?). Plus I also have taken on the new role of Human Alarm Clock. That one’s for my son. Somehow over the course of a summer he’s become nocturnal, sleeping all day and staying awake all night. It doesn’t bode well for his first day back at school!
But in the middle of all this, there’s still my love of reading that keeps me going. And my favourite summer activity of all is to take a book and a glass of something cool out into our beautiful garden, and spend an hour in the easy chair reading under the blue sky.
That’s the beauty of reading. You can do it anywhere, anyhow, and somehow it’s perfect for every season. I love being curled up under a blanket and reading my book as the rain beats on the window, and I love reading a wonderful story as the multi-coloured leaves fall down from the trees. But my very favourite place of all to read is the beach. It’s not something I get to do very often, but when I do I can spend all day doing it. And this year I got to read all day on a lovely beach at Caorle, on the Mediterranean coast of Italy. It really doesn’t get much better than that!
Now let’s hop over to Jenna Da Sie’s Blog to find out her favourite summer activities.
Until next time,
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