This year I really want to embrace summer. Take it by the hand and dance with it like its Gene Kelly. Make the most of it. Really enjoy it.
That’s not to say that I don’t always love summer. I am not a natural sunshine baby. But I love bright warm days. I love how they make me feel, and how they seem to make the rest of the world feel around me. So even though I’m prone to getting too overheating and my all black wardrobe perhaps isn’t suited to hot weather. When (not if) the sunshine comes, I need to remember that, and all the grey days we’ve endured to get there, and really bask in it. Nowhere more so than when I’m on holiday this year, because I’m making the effort to take a proper relaxing summer break this year that’s all about the “aaaaah” of feeling the sun warm your skin, then the “mmmmmm” of cooling it back down in the pool, and is completely devoid of worrying about what work I could be doing.
With that in mind, I’ve created these backgrounds so every time I log on to my laptop or pick up my phone I’m reminded I shouldn’t be so attached to them and I should get my pale butt outside. They’re all free for you to download as well, because I think this is an important cause and summer if you’re in the UK is usually gone in the blink of an eye.
NB: please don’t forget to wear sunscreen, especially if you’re as pasty as me, when you head out. I know you already know, but it doesn’t hurt to be reminded. It’s so so important.