I love reading top picks, wish lists and guide type posts but I actually hardly ever write one myself, so for a change I’ve decided to write one too.
Looking at the calendar summer might not be here for another few weeks but looking at the weather… it is definitely here, it has arrived and it is time to get ready.
I spent my morning today wondering around a couple of car boot sales and I have to admit I wasn’t prepared… I came back home all hot and sweaty with a burnt neck and in desperate need of a glass of water… as I said I wasn’t ready… Well, it is time to get ready as it looks like this lovely sunshine and high temperatures will stay with us for a while.
So here you go, my top 5 summer essentials:
By now you most likely all know about my shoes addiction so it would be very weird to have any sort of list without shoes featured at the top of it… but to the point… summer + sun = adventure; adventure most likely equal walking, which means that a comfy pair of breathable shoes is a must. So what can be better than a suede leather pair of fab looking sandals like the ones from Merrell?
A pair of proper sunglasses
As lovely and pleasant as bright sun is, it is most definitely not ideal for our eyes. A pair of proper sunglasses is a must have! I say proper because I really do not mean ones that are just a fashion statement, which look cool and you buy them mostly for theirs look; I mean sunglasses which actually have some real UV filter and will protect your eyes.
A tube of a sun cream
I don’t know about you but I burn very quickly (I guess this is what you get when you are as white as they come). Even today, after just a few hours out and about this morning in the sun my neck is now totally burnt and it resembles a well-cooked lobster 🙁 Good sun cream with the correct level of UV filter is a necessity. It is much easier to put sun cream on now than try to “cure” sunburn later.
A lip balm
Ok, this one has nothing to do with vanity or looks, believe me. I am talking about clear lip balm to protect my lips from drying out. For me a strong sun is even more deadly to my lips than a harsh winter wind and low temperatures. So again a must have during the summer months and ideally with UV protection and at least SPF30.
I, like most people, hardly ever drink enough water. Mark always has to remind me to drink some, but as always to no effect. Then I discovered that if I use a water bottle and carry it with me I actually drink far more. It is extremely important to stay well hydrated both in the coldness of winter as well as during these summer months and inevitable high temperatures which will lead to dehydration. So due to this Health & Safety issue I will take a bottle of water as my 5th and final choice.
So, this is it… my top 5 summer essentials 😉
What’s on your summer must have list?
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