As we all know in the UK we usually have approximately 4 sunny days over our so called summer before it’s back to rainy, cloudy and dreary. We all rush to get out our summer clothes, drink Pimms in the garden and of course moan about how hot and stuffy it is during the nighttimes. There is also another sunny day staple that is compulsory over the summer- and that is an evening BBQ.
I absolutely love a BBQ. Ours unfortunately blew up last year (and singed Mr E’s eyebrows in the process!) so we currently don’t own one, but whenever my mum (or any other friend or family member) offers to have one at her house we are there in a shot. There is something so lovely about sitting in the garden as the sun begins to set, eating, drinking and generally enjoying the sunshine. Especially when I am surrounded by my favourite people.
Last week we had the most glorious weather here in the UK and as a result I was itching for my mum and stepdad to invite us over. In the end I rang up and invited ourselves over, but luckily she was willing to except. So armed with a bottle of prosecco, our Boots Soltan suncream, and my camera, we headed over for an evening with family. As I mentioned in a previous post, we were very kindly sponsored to go to BML with Boots, and as a result they sent us a big hamper of Soltan goodies. They reminded us that we should be putting on sun protection as even in the evenings when the sun is setting you can still burn. Plus you can also burn in the shade.
We had a lovely evening together. My sister and her boyfriend were also over and it was just one of those random nights where everyone is relaxed, happy and the night goes on later than you thought. Someone bizarrely gave my stepdad an old golf buggy a while ago and he was giving the girls so many rides around the garden on it- Mads even had a go driving it (on his lap) which was rather terrifying. We ate far too much food, the girls played in the garden non stop, and I took advantage of the beautiful golden sunshine to take far too many photos.
I absolutely LOVE these photos. In fact they are some of my favourites I have taken recently. Just simple, happy family times. There’s far too many but I just couldn’t choose which ones I liked best. I love them all….
More sunshiny weather please, there’s nothing better.
That awkward moment when you turn up and someone (my sister!) is wearing the same sunglasses as you. 😉
NB: Boots Soltan kindly sponsored us to go to #BML16 and I have mentioned them again in this post. All words and opinions are entirely my own.