Thursday, 24 January 2013

List 2: Summer


What I'm loving about Summer

    Daylight savings - long days - can spend more time outside -the sun is just setting in the photo above just before 9pm.
     Going to the beach for sand and water fun!
    School holidays - which means some work holidays for me. Getting to do fun things with the kids.
    The warmth - can wear funky dresses rather than jeans and coats, can play outdoors
      
     Strawberries and ice-cream



    What I could live without

    • Daylight savings - so hard to get the kids to bed at a sensible time as it's still so light out!
    • Hot rides to work on trains without air conditioning
    • Days over 40 degrees - to hot too do anything
    • Humidity - so sticky - feel like you need to shower multiple times per day
    • Flies and mosquito's

    Linking up with Deb at Listmania.

    28 comments:

    1. Yes to everything. But I have a love/hate relationship with day light savings.

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      1. It certainly have it's positives and negatives, but I think if I didn't have kids it would be all positive!

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    2. Definitely agree it's much harder getting kiddies to bed when it's still daylight out. I struggle even getting dinner before 9pm some nights cos I don't realise it's gotten so late.

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      1. Oh I know, so easy to lose track of time, especially on the weekends!

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    3. Love your list :)
      It's horrible getting the kids to bed during daylight savings. Can't believe I didn't put that on my list.

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    4. i agree the humidity slays me.... isn't it terrible with the insane temps lately!

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      1. It's all over the place too - hot one day, freezing the next!

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    5. Your list is great! Hot weather and daylight savings is a killer for me too, luckily it's not humid as well where I live!

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    6. Oh, hot rides on trains with no a/c - yuck!! We don't have daylight saving here - would love it though.

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      1. Yep the no a/c sux...but what's worse is my trains are now out of action until Sept...so hot buses are even worse!

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    7. Love your photos Bec, takes me back to living near the beach - soooo summer to me.

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    8. How lucky you are to be near the beach. Great lists I hear you about not being able to get kids to sleep early.

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      1. Yep we are quite close now, don't manage to get there as often as we should though.

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    9. Love yr lists. I cannot imagine coping in 40 degrees especially with children! We live 90 miles north of the equator so bedtime is dark year round...whenever we go home to New Zealand in the summer daylight saving is a nightmare.

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    10. Wish we had daylight saving here in Perth, the tried it once and they all declined it. Bah Humbug!!
      Nearly the end of January and I can feel it already getting darker earlier, or is that just my imagination. xxx Rae

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      1. I had friends in Perth when that voting went on - they were annoyed too that it didn't get in.

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    11. I find it interesting that many southerners have mentioned daylight savings as a con for summer. I'd love to have it here in QLD!

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      1. It is great, it's just getting the kids to bed. It's okay in the holidays but come school time - real nightmare!

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    12. Wish we had daylight savings in QLd - its insane that we don't .. I love long summer nights sitting outside.

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      1. It always confused me when we visited our sister in QLD in summers and it would be dark by 6.30pm - but sunny by 5am in the morning!

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    13. Great list - i agree with it all and love that second pic Bec - beautiful

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      1. Thanks Deb - that's my 3 year old daughter on New Year's Eve!

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