Reasons Why I Can’t Wait For Summer

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like Winter’s been about a year long? I am so sick of the miserable, cold, rainy weather and I’d just quite like a bit of sun. I’ve seen so many people moaning about it and it’s just climate change, isn’t it.

Daylight and mild temperatures really do have such a huge impact on my day, I feel happier and way more positive! I thought I’d do a little research on whether it’s actually a thing, that sun can impact on a persons day and y’know what, I’m right. IT’S A THING!

Have you heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder? Me either, but basically it’s a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. The symptoms often begin in the autumn as the days start getting shorter. They’re typically most severe during December, January and February. SAD often improves and disappears in the spring and summer, although it may return each autumn and winter in a repetitive pattern.

I don’t think I have Seasonal Affective Disorder but it’s interesting, isn’t it?!

We had a glimpse of sun last week in the North East and it was lovely, even though I was at work! It inspired me to put together a post on why I can’t bloody wait for summer.

Great North Run Training

I signed up for the Great North Run again at the beginning of the year and I made a promise to myself to push myself this year to beat my time the last time I did it. I’ve done it twice before and both times I finished around 2 hours, which I’m so proud of but I’d love to do it in under 2 hours. Despite the crap weather, I have been training but it’s been on and off the treadmill. Any sign of a dry evening I’m out running but last week the rain was so bad I was chained to the treadmill in the gym for an hour. It was the most boring hour of my life FYI.

When the weather picks up I can finally get into a proper running routine and follow a plan!

Summer Fashion

I binned all my jumpers last weekend whilst I was cleaning my dressing room out and it felt liberating as I’ve been hiding my figure in them all winter! I literally can’t wait to be able to leave the house without a jacket on. They just downplay every outfit I wear! I’ve been working closely with iKrush who sent me over this amazing bodycon dress! It’s so summery and very extra, like me. *hair swish!* I just love the marine blues and sequins! I think they’ll be in this season, what do you think?

Dining Alfresco

I love enjoying a glass of wine in the sun surrounded by a BBQ spread! I have a lovely back garden which never gets used properly because of the bloody weather. It’s all kitted out with decking, in the summer it’s amazing to just sit outside and enjoy the weather!

Summer, I long for you. Hurry up!

*This is a collaborative post.

30 Comments

  • Reply Katrina Frances April 16, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    I love that dress so much!
    I can’t wait for the weather to start getting warmer and to eat/drink outside! xx

    • Reply Alice April 17, 2018 at 8:38 am

      Isn’t it fab?! Me too! xx

  • Reply Kelly-Anne April 16, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Oh my goodness! Firstly you look super hot! And secondly yes I’m so over all the rain and cold. Bring on the summer.

    • Reply Alice April 17, 2018 at 8:38 am

      Thank you so much! x

  • Reply Mel April 17, 2018 at 6:55 am

    I’m totally with you, it has been hella long! Can’t wait for summer!

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

    • Reply Alice April 17, 2018 at 8:39 am

      Woo! Can’t wait!

  • Reply caitylis April 17, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Bring on the summer yes indeed! You look absolutely fabulous here! That dress is stunning!
    Much love, Caitylis x x

    • Reply Alice April 17, 2018 at 8:39 am

      Thanks so much! xx

  • Reply Rosie April 17, 2018 at 10:16 am

    I can’t wait for it all.. Except the marathon training! The only marathon training I’ll be doing is a food or drink one haha

    • Reply Alice April 17, 2018 at 10:19 am

      Haha! x

  • Reply Sarah Sullivan April 17, 2018 at 10:25 am

    That dress is stunning! I am very much an autumn winter girl, my hay fever gets so bad in the spring/summer that it isn’t a fun time for me, while it’s nice that it’s a bit warmer I dread the hotter months hah my husband things I’m mad loving autumn so much

    • Reply Alice April 18, 2018 at 10:04 am

      Thanks Sarah!

  • Reply Sarah Chappell April 17, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    This dress is gorgeous! And I totally agree – bring on summer!
    Sarah X

    • Reply Alice April 18, 2018 at 10:11 am

      Thanks Sarah! x

  • Reply Jade Wilson April 17, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    I honestly am so excited for summer!! I really do hope to see you rocking the dress again! xx

    • Reply Alice April 18, 2018 at 10:11 am

      Me too! Thank you Jade x

  • Reply Gemma Louise April 18, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    You look stunning in that dress!

    • Reply Alice April 25, 2018 at 11:37 am

      Thanks Gemma!

  • Reply Emma April 19, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Wow, what a stunning dress! Super glam
    Emma | emmadrury.com

    • Reply Alice April 25, 2018 at 11:37 am

      Thanks Emma! 🙂

  • Reply Prettiful Blog April 21, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    You look amazing, I love that dress! Aaaahh we are entering winter here!

    • Reply Alice April 25, 2018 at 11:37 am

      Thank you lovely!

  • Reply Maisie April 21, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    That dress omg! Girl you look amazing! I too can’t wait for summer styling, I love it so so much! x

    • Reply Alice April 25, 2018 at 11:38 am

      Thanks Maisie 🙂

  • Reply Laura Kroczek April 22, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    I also can‘t wait for summer fashion! I feel like my style is so much better in summer than in the winter months haha Xx

    • Reply Alice April 25, 2018 at 11:38 am

      Bring on the summer! xx

  • Reply Lisa April 23, 2018 at 10:52 am

    I get affected by SADS but generally have depression anyway! It’s awful but there are lights that can help it as well! I can’t believe we’ve just had 5 days of sunshine and now it’s gone. Bye summer! haha x

    • Reply Alice April 25, 2018 at 11:39 am

      I totally agree! Hopefully, the sun comes back soon! x

  • Reply Hayley Williams May 2, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    I love your honesty in this post. I don’t personallt suffer with sad but have friends that do. Roll on some sunshine! Xx

    • Reply Alice May 3, 2018 at 8:43 am

      Thanks Hayley! xx

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