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It’s the first day of Summer and I just want to smile


I look forward to summer, after winter has dragged on, then spring and it’s flowers show the promise of a brilliant summer. It’s probably going to be a hot one this year but that’s just a reason for a dip in the ocean to feel the salt water on your skin. If you don’t like the beach perhaps a pool is more inviting. People get outdoor more often in summer. They socialise more and reconnect with family and friends. It’s definitely my favourite time of year. Is it yours?

The world just seems brighter and full of promise when summer comes around. Some of my favourite things about summer are:

  • The smell of freshly mowed lawn after a summer shower.
  • The blue of the ocean reflecting like diamonds when the sun shines.
  • Sand between my toes.
  • Good books and long lazy days.
  • Long walks along the wet sand  with cool ankles and ocean breeze in my hair.
  • Wearing swimmers or shorts all day.
  • Early morning boot camp in soft morning light an growing humidity.
  • Summer storms in all their magesty (be storm ready).
  • Coconut water (the best hydration).
  • Oceanfront beer gardens and good company.
  • Granddaughter learning to swim.
  • Barbecues with family and friends.
  • Feeling healthy and happy and glad to be alive.

What are your favourite things about summer?


Donna Munro is the author of The Zanzibar Moon, Kendwa's Secret and Elephant Creek, freelance writer, blogger, graphic designer, content writer, book marketer, administrator, web editor and book reader. She's been published in Take Five, The Australian Woman's Weekly, For Me, She, That's Life, Woman's Day and Club Life and other smaller publications. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of Australia and the current Administrative Assistant. Donna lives in Queensland and is addicted to beaches, reading, Peanut Butter, elephants, koalas, Sydney Roosters and Home & Away. You'll often find her digging her toes in the sand with a book in her hand.

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