25 things to do this summer
1. Ride a bike
Pedal, substitute your face in the warm wind, laugh for no reason and feel the delight of harmony with the world.
2. Have a picnic on the grass
Favorite plaid, comfortable pillows under the back, real, not plastic dishes, beautiful napkins and a whole basket of delicious homemade food. This day your family and friends will remember for a long time.
3. Make a wreath of wildflowers
Remember how in childhood you went to the field with girlfriends, tore flowers, and then, waving quietly talking or singing something, weaved wreaths? This summer must be repeated. Do not forget to take pictures in all this beauty!
4. Lie in a hammock with a book
In the shade of the orchard, swaying lightly, lazily brushing off the annoying buzz. Flipping through your favorite novel, thinking about your own and taking a nap for a while.
5. Drink tea from a samovar with fresh mint.
Taste with bagels, fresh jam and buckwheat honey. You can drink from a cup, but better from a bowl or even a saucer.
6. Pick up a basket of mushrooms and cook mushroom soup
It’s good: after breakfast, go to the nearest woods from the cottage, wander around the sunny edge, inhale the incomparable smell of earth, grass and pine needles, collect a basket of mushrooms, and when you return, quickly clean them and cook the fragrant soup.
7. Make a herbarium with children
Herbarium plants (leaves, flowers, twigs) are best harvested in sunny, dry weather so that they are completely dry - without dew and traces of water.
8. Run barefoot through the dew
In the country, each of us has affairs and cares since the morning. But, if you wake up early, when the sun is just starting to warm, and walk barefoot through the slightly moist, still cool grass, this will fill you with energy and joy for the whole day.
Berries and Badminton
9. Collect beads from wild strawberries
First, carefully - berry to berry - we string on a blade of grass, and then at once we eat the entire "string of beads". Magic taste!
10. Make a mask of fresh strawberries
While summer is in the yard, use natural products grown in your beds as cosmetic products. Mash several ripe medium-sized strawberries in a smoothie and apply a mask to your face. Moisturizing and nourishing the skin.
11. Play badminton
It would seem that catch and beat off the shuttlecock, but there is something fascinating and joyful in this game in the fresh air. Definitely have it!
12. Go hiking
Better, of course, not on a one-day trip, but overnight: to pitch a tent, light a fire in the evening, look at the stars, sing songs with a guitar, and in the morning wash yourself with ice-cold water from a stream and drink hot tea from a camping mug.
13. Bake potatoes at the stake
Do everything according to the rules: firewood - bonfire - coals - potatoes. A yearning expectation and anticipation. And now, hot, you flip it from hand to hand, stain fingers, cheeks and nose in ash, hurry up, burn yourself, but you can’t do anything, you can’t wait any longer. A piece of oil, a pinch of salt - mmm, how delicious!
14. Lying on a haystack
It happens that you go somewhere outside the city by car, fields, forests, villages pass by the window. And suddenly they are wheat-yellow haystacks. Stop! Feel how resilient and slightly prickly they are.
15. Run a kite with the children
You can make yourself - a simple snake from improvised means, or you can buy colorful and large in the store. In any case, the enthusiasm and good mood of the whole family are provided.
16. Ride a Ferris Wheel
To get a little scared at first, and then laugh with relief. And to see the city from a bird's eye view and wonder how some areas and neighborhoods have changed.
White nights, sunrises and fishing
17. Go to St. Petersburg during the white nights.
Since this phenomenon can only be observed in the summer, it’s worth planning a trip strictly from June to mid-July.
18. See the dawn
At least once during the summer, meet the sunrise - wake up on the alarm clock (at about 4-5 in the morning). You will not regret!
19. Ride a bungee
Let it be short, like a swing. But the very feeling of flying, believe me, will be powerful and unforgettable!
20. Swim in the river naked
It is possible in the morning when the water is warmer than air and a slight fog is floating. Or in the afternoon, when the sun mercilessly bakes and the body asks for saving coolness. Or in the evening - water will take away all fatigue.
21. Go fishing with her husband
On the one hand, fishing is a calming activity, and on the other, how it starts to peck, it’s very gambling. And it’s great to cook an ear from a freshly caught fish! But most importantly, a common hobby makes marriage stronger.
22. For fun, pour water
from watering cans or garden hoses. It is always fun and memorable. The camera will be at hand, take a group photo of "We: Wet and Happy."
23. Build a sand castle
If you plan a family vacation by the water, plan and "construction". Yes, you have to tinker, but the result is worth it, right ?!
24. Make fragrant jam
according to my grandmother’s recipe. Berry or fruit, five minutes or jam - you decide. And be sure to eat impossibly delicate and tasty jam foam!
25. Take a walk with your loved one in the park
Rent a boat, wander along the alleys, definitely stop at the old-fashioned dance floor and watch the couples waltz, or maybe you decide to dance yourself.