Summertime … a britmums carnival

I always lovely reading blogs best at Christmas and at summertime because the images shine out with colour, excitement and anticipation. The school holidays are almost upon us the flowers are blooming and the sun is shining.

Let’s hear what is going on in summer blog world.



Britmums carnival


Summer home and garden

To start us off Rachael shares her bits and pieces post, my favourite sort of blog post if truth be told. As Rachael says it’s a ‘cup of coffee kind of post’ A catch up of her world and a little tour of her summer garden.  Lovely

Jen at Love Chic Living is showing off her garden makeover one year on from totally replanting it and its looking blooming!


Summer crafts

Liz from me and my shadow share  her seaside in a jar craft which looks great fun

We have seashell art over at Fun Crafts Kids and over at Red Ted Art we can find some exciting nature craft play ideas.

Seashell artImage from Fun Craft Kids

Cass from Diary of a Frugal Family has put together a bumper list of 50 things to do this summer in the only blogpost you will need to have an amazing summer



Summer Food

The gorgeous Carolin from Mummy Alarm is sharing her yummy and easy veggie burger recipe

Mario from Adventures in Frugal is contemplating his peanut curry and how learning how to cook better it has reminded him to love life

Lucy form Wonderthrift shares a lovely picnic recipe with us (quite an unusual one too!)

Over at Chez Maximka Galina is sharing her recipe for Orange and rose petal shortbread which is very ‘in season.’

Maggy shares her DIY fruit ice lollies at Life at the Zoo.

And just to give you the head up Emma writes a new blog called Free from Farmhouse about living with a child with allergies and offers lot of useful advice


Summer Plans

In  Unfinished Business  Kanchan  is reflecting on bucket lists (often created by people in the summer- maybe it’s the buckets and spades thing?) and talks about  what she wants to achieve in her life. Her wishes for her daughters so resonated with mine I had a little cry!

Paula from Mummy Vs Work is sharing her more traditional summer bucket list and I love that it has a water fight on it as well as some other great aims. Good luck Paula!

Joe over at Daddy Joe Blogs is sharing his Summer goals a project many bloggers are linking up too. His are rather random and rather fun.

Joanne is sharing a list of books to read with your child this summer and has inspired me to seek these out. I love the idea of reading the same book as your kids. Maybe time to finally read Harry potter?

Over at Motherhood Diaries Leyla is sharing her top tips for travelling with toddlers something many parents worry about.


Summer days out

Summer days out are so precious aren’t they…memory making.

Kate from My family fever shares a lovely record of her family fun day at the beach

Ellie from The Mummy Diary tells us all about their lovely day out strawberry picking



Wow! Thanks to all the contributors…lovely reads at the britmums carnival  x



  1. July 15, 2014 / 11:44

    What a brilliant collection of posts! I love reading about what everyone is getting up to, it really inspires me when I come to plan our summer 🙂

  2. July 15, 2014 / 11:47

    What a lovely selection of posts – there are some great ideas for the summer holidays here!

  3. July 15, 2014 / 12:52

    So much inspiration for the summer, I dare my children to tell me that they are bored!

  4. July 15, 2014 / 19:35

    What a brilliant collection of summer posts – I still have so much to sort – the reading list is especially ideal thanks.

  5. July 15, 2014 / 20:05

    Thank you so much for featuring our post – lots of great ideas here! Shared with our followers too, inspiring a great summer!

  6. Penny Carr
    July 15, 2014 / 21:58

    Fab collection of posts – that’s my reading list sorted for when I have tomorrow morning’s cuppa! Thank you x

  7. Katy Hill
    July 15, 2014 / 23:09

    Ooh – thanks for the reminder to go strawberry picking! I’ve added that veggie burger to my “must make” list, and ADORE that seashell idea! Thanks for sharing such fab posts x

  8. July 15, 2014 / 23:44

    I’ve bookmarked this to come back and look at the posts.Such a fab collection!

  9. Nikki Thomas
    July 16, 2014 / 07:39

    Ooh what a lovely selection of posts there. I shall be back later with a cup if tea for a nice read.

  10. Manneskjur
    July 16, 2014 / 11:21

    We’ve never been to a PYO before – it’s on my list of things I must do this Summer though! x

  11. July 16, 2014 / 16:31

    Oh I love the shell craft. We’re always collecting them on the beach and I never know what to do with them – now I know!

    Also, thanks for including my veggie burger – I hope you enjoy it

  12. July 16, 2014 / 19:35

    What a brilliant carnival so much to see and do AND I forgot to submit didn’t I? Arrrghhh, too much in too little time.
    Never mind there is plenty here for me to get my teeth into

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