As this glorious summer draws to an end, the Moonies reflect on their favourite summer pastimes and how they celebrate sunny days.
Favourite summer song - Sitting on the Dock of the Bay Otis Redding
Favourite summer activity - Going to the beach
Favourite summer destination - Alicante - a combination of beach, old town, museums, castle, lovely restaurants and hand bag shops.
Favourite summer food - Barbeque
Favourite summer cocktail or beverage - Gin and Tonic over looking the beach at sunset!
Favourite summer read or podcast - A mix of anything by Harlan Coben or Elena Ferrante
Favourite summer song - Anything playing on Jazz FM
Favourite summer activity - Relaxing in my garden or the garden hothouse room. Just gently pruning, removing spent flower-heads, bringing into the house a few blossoms does me the world of good. And it is a great way for my husband and I to chill out together.
Favourite summer destination - A south-facing Devon or Cornwall beach suits me perfectly. Among my favourites are Salcombe, Falmouth and Fowey (technically on a river, but you get my meaning). There are many places I would like to explore on that coastline. If money were no object, then my husband and I also love going to Sorrento where we have developed strong friendships with several Italian families over 20 years. Spending time on the Amalfi Coast is like going home.
Favourite summer food - Grilled prawns will do nicely, thanks. If money were no object, then why not have lobster! By the way, I can’t remember the last time I had grilled lobster!
Favourite summer cocktail or beverage - A bottle of chilled prosecco shared with family and friends creates a lovely and enjoyable atmosphere.
Favourite summer read or podcast - Please give me a book. I like turning the pages. At the moment, I’m reading ‘My Brilliant Friend’, by Elena Ferrante. The novel is set in Naples, Italy so I feel like I both know the area and the culture of the characters.
Favourite summer song - Kid Rock – All Summer Long
Favourite summer activity - Anything outdoors, especially on, or in, the water
Favourite summer destination - Cornwall
Favourite summer food - Fresh fish and interesting salads
Favourite summer cocktail or beverage - G&T
Favourite summer read or podcast - A good thriller or interesting autobiography
Favourite summer song - Summer of 69, Bryan Adams
Favourite summer activity - Sipping cocktails on the deck as the sun goes down.
Favourite summer destination - France
Favourite summer food - Anything BBQed
Favourite summer cocktail or beverage - Peach Bellini
Favourite summer read or podcast - I can’t read a book more than once, so it changes every year
Favourite summer song - Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams
Favourite summer activity - Going for a walk and a picnic with the kids
Favourite summer destination - Jersey
Favourite summer food - Caesar Salad
Favourite summer cocktail or beverage - Pimms with Ice
Favourite summer read or podcast - I don’t have a lot of time to read but OK or Hello Magazine when I get time to sit down
Favourite summer song - DJ Jazzy Jeff and fresh price- Summertime
Favourite summer activity - sitting outside til late, and then cutched up around chiminea toasting marshmallows with the kids.
Favourite summer destination - Spain, want to retire there
Favourite summer food - anything BBQ!
Favourite beverage, ice cold beer, or rose wine
Favourite summer read - chance would be fine, with 4 kids!
Favourite summer song - Summertime by Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
Favourite summer activity - Walks on the beach with a picnic thrown in
Favourite summer destination - Cornwall if it’s sunny, Spain if it isn’t!
Favourite summer food - Anything BBQ’d
Favourite summer cocktail or beverage - Prosecco, although I enjoy it all year round, so maybe I could add a splash of sloe gin and berries to spruce it up for the season?!
Favourite summer read or podcast - I love reading magazines to see what fashion and make-up tips there are for the summer!
Favourite summer song - Come on Eileen by Save Ferris
Favourite summer activity - Sitting in my garden in Cornwall, swimming in the sea, adventures
Favourite summer destination - Any Cornish beach, or the Canaries
Favourite summer food - Rice salad with lots of gherkins
Favourite summer cocktail or beverage - Rhubarb Gin and Prosecco cocktails!
Favourite summer read or podcast - I read a lot! Currently finishing The Night Circus (for the 3rd time)