Having a wonderful time,

Oh, look at that white soft sand,

Licking a lolly all day long,

It’s never a boring time out,

Dozing off when the sun shines,

Amazing surfers on the reef

Yellow sunbeds put up

Sunshine is over me!

by Imogen Gowers aged 9 years

What a lovely view of summer and holidays! For me the best thing about summer is the school holidays and not being tied down to so many regimented commitments; school, dance lessons, drama, matches..and so on. I love being having a free day that if we choose to go out we can but if we don’t feel like it we can just laze about at home. My childhood memories of summer appear to contain a lot more sunny days than we seem to have now but also; swimming in rivers, getting sunburnt, summer childhood romances, picnics, mazes, last minute trips to the seaside and ice cream!

The theme for this Brit Mums carnival is Summer and kicking it off is Dorky Mum reminiscing about her holidays from all over the world.

Maggy at Red Ted Art inspires us to think about summer colours  and use them to make pictures with tissue paper and black silhouettes.

At The Good Life Bloggers Ali tells us why everyone has gone bunting crazy and how to make it.

Jax at Making it all up tells us why she is especially grateful this Summer.

Not Supermum shares photos of her first summer in her gorgeous garden.

Unfortunately the summer holidays don’t last forever but Marianne at Mari’s World has an extensive list (100) of things that she would, or wouldn’t, like to do before her beautiful girls start school

Over at Life at the Zoo Maggy gives us some Olympic inspired games to do with the children.

Tasha at Wham Bam shows us how we can all still have that holiday feeling staying at home!

Attracting butterflies and making perfume is the lovely post from Becky at Baby Budgeting, both activities that don’t cost anything and my children would love!

I can totally relate to Just a Normal Mummy‘s post… Fun in the sun with a baby…really? It used to seem more effort than it was worth when my blue skinned children wanted to go out in the sun if the temperature was over 18•C! Wally Mummy, I promise you it gets better, and sooner than you think. 😉

Finally Liz at The Mum Blog makes us all hungry and in need of a drink when she shows us Tastes of summer.

For more information about the Brit Mums carnivals head over to here.

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13 thoughts on “Summer Lovin’- Brit Mums Carnival

  1. What a lovely poem! Great carnival posts- lovely but of reading while I should be house working!

    Posted on August 8, 2012 at 11:53 am
  2. Fabulous carnival. If only the sun would shine 🙂

    Posted on August 7, 2012 at 8:45 pm
  3. Thank you for including me. Lovely poem!

    I am bookmarking to read at the weekend, once my gazillion deadlines are all out of the way.

    Posted on August 7, 2012 at 8:45 pm
  4. Lovely post. Thanks so much for including me! 🙂 x

    Posted on August 7, 2012 at 5:42 pm
  5. Lovely post. Thanks so much for including me! 😉 x

    Posted on August 7, 2012 at 5:41 pm
  6. What a great collection of blog posts. Can’t wait to read through them all!

    Posted on August 7, 2012 at 5:15 pm
  7. Love the poem! Thanks for the inclusion, I’m going to check out the other posts 🙂

    Posted on August 7, 2012 at 12:40 pm
  8. What a lovely post, made me come over all sentimental 🙂

    Posted on August 7, 2012 at 10:40 am
    1. Awww thank you. It’s lovely thinking of summer isn’t it. 🙂

      Posted on August 7, 2012 at 11:19 am
  9. Wow these pictures just make me feel so summery, looking forward to checking out all the posts x

    Posted on August 7, 2012 at 9:50 am
    1. Thank you Emily. Hope you enjoy the posts!

      Posted on August 7, 2012 at 11:44 am
  10. Thank you so much for hosting the BritMums carnival and I ADORE Imogen’s poem, aren’t you lucky to have such a clever girl? Beautiful – well done Imogen x

    Posted on August 7, 2012 at 9:50 am
    1. Thank you! X

      Posted on August 7, 2012 at 11:44 am