Bright Summer Days

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What beautiful weather we are having in my little corner of the world. It’s been stunning, sunny days. Those endless summer days stretching out before me, giving a little hint of what my summer will look like.

Summer Days

Summer is most definitely my favourite time of year. Barbeques, beach swims, the feel of sand in between my toes, and the smell of sunblock and trees. Christmas and summer combined is perfect. It might seem strange to you from the Northern Hemisphere, to have a summery Christmas.

Summer days

I love any excuse to go for a beach walk, and yesterday was just the perfect weather for it. I went early in the morning so that it wouldn’t be too hot. It was still hot.

I was lucky enough to grow up really close to the beach, so it has always been a constant in my life. I found it so hard living overseas with no beach nearby! My local beach is very close, only a 3 minute walk away!

Summer days

The most important thing to do in summer is to make sure that you are sufficiently protected from the sun. I get burnt very easily (very strong sun here in NZ), and I have to wear heaps of sunblock and cover my arms from the sun. My worst nightmare is getting lots of freckles from the sun.


Summer days


I couldn’t forget to get a photo at the giant throne:

Summer days

When I was a kid, we’d call it the wishing chair. I had to stop there every time we walked past it so that I could make a wish. I’m still waiting for those wishes to come true, which means I can’t tell you what I wished for. It may have been something to do with fame and fortune though!

Even these days I still stop and make a wish sometimes.


Summer Days OOTD:

What I wore:

White cotton shirt from the Warehouse

Jean shorts from Glassons (similar)

Jandals from Havaianas


How about you? What makes your summer the perfect summer?


Have a read of some of my other posts:

The Friday Dress

My Travel Plans For 2018


  1. Reni E.

    03/12/2017 at 1:48 PM

    Lucky you! We had the first snow today. But I like winter in combination with christmas time. It must be funny christmas in the sun!
    Anyway, enjoy the beach. And I´m looking forward to our next summer!
    xoxo Reni

    1. kattie

      05/12/2017 at 7:12 AM

      I really enjoyed winter Christmas in the UK. It was so cosy! And there were so many markets to visit.
      It is funny having a sunny Christmas 🙂
      Thank you! Enjoy your Christmas and winter time.

    2. kattie

      15/12/2017 at 7:07 AM

      It is funny having Christmas in the sun. Christmas carols don’t make much sense here, because they all talk about snow and cold! 🙂

  2. KRIS

    10/12/2017 at 10:46 PM

    I absolutely love the fact that while I read this it was snowing here Lol! Great post!

    1. kattie

      15/12/2017 at 6:59 AM

      Haha, it’s been stunning summer weather over here 😀 No rain for ages! Thank you 🙂

  3. Char

    19/12/2017 at 6:19 AM

    The wishing chair literally gave me so much longing for a place I’ve never been!

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