I’m a creature of comforts. Blankets, jumpers, soft PJs, a good cuppa; I love them all. I’m also very fortunate to work from home and so Sunday’s for me have become a favourite. The day is normally filled with family and food. The evenings are a chance to relax and look forward to a brand new week ahead. It can be so therapeutic, especially on bad days, to take a moment to reflect on the small things in life that make you smile. These are my Sunday comfort in July 2019.
Sunday Comfort in July 2019 – Light Evenings
We’re in the height of summer at the moment. Thankfully (as I type this at least) the UK has been blessed with some beautiful sunshine. Other than the odd spot of rain the weather is perfect from dawn until dusk and the evenings might just be my favourite part of the day.
The morning sun is always so welcome in summer because it gives me a gradual wake up call and puts me in the best mood. I’ve never been the best in the midday heat and often hide from it indoors. It’s just too much for me and I’ll always enjoy a siesta when on holiday to get through it!
The evening though. The evening light is always my favourite. The same evening sunshine that meant you were allowed to stay out to play far later than normal when you were a kid. It stretches the day out long after dinner is finished and is still poking it’s head over the horizon as I’m heading to my bed. If we’re lucky we get a bright pink sky letting us know tomorrow will be just as lovely.
At the weekends the long evening means more time in the garden. A blanket might be needed if there’s a breeze, but that’s never been a problem for me. It just gives us the perfect excuse to light the fire pit and toast some marshmallows. We have a fire pit just like this one and make sure to keep a stash of fire wood in the garage just in case.
Light evenings mean more late night walks. They mean more time with friends. They’re the perfect excuse to open a cold bottle of wine on a Tuesday and always have me dreaming of my next holiday. They’re my Sunday comfort in July.
You can read my last Sunday Comforts post here.