I keep expecting summer to be over, but it really isn't that cold yet. Basically, it seems to start out cold - so on go the black tights - but then it gets all sunny! Which is nice, but confusing, and it makes me very warm.
We risked it this weekend, anyway, and had a picnic in the park. So many of my friends have had babies recently, and it means that we rarely see them because it's hard to do nighttimey, pub-based things when you have a little 'un in tow. It's crazy how suddenly things move on. It doesn't seem too long ago that we were all meeting up in the university holidays, but now 80% of our group are married - in some cases to each other - and the babies are a-coming. Growing up is a funny thing, because as much as life seems to move quickly, more often than not, you move with it. So whereas a few years ago those landmark 'grown-up' moments seem terrifying, suddenly you feel ready for them.
That said, I'm not sure I'll ever grow out of drinking al fresco. A few cans of Pimms were the perfect accompaniment to our picnic, as were these Ritz Breaks. Real talk: I got sent these a few weeks ago in this beautiful red Zatchel, and have been cheerfully munching away on them so much that I had to save my last two packets for the purposes of this post. I'm seriously addicted to the new rosemary & olive ones - not only can you just pop them in your bag and head out for the day, you also get lots in a packet, they're super tasty, filling and not too naughty. Oooh, and they're good with houmous!
How pretty is the Zatchel? It goes perfectly with my red Converse, too. And the rest of my extremely red wardrobe, because red is the best.
Have you been making the most of our last few summer days, or are you already in hibernation mode? I'm about ready for the transition - I'm already planning evenings filled with red wine and slow cooked beef stew...