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Monday, October 13, 2014

Summer of '14


A word of advice: 
Never, under any circumstance, fall asleep in the blazing sun for over two hours while on the beach in your bikini. 

Especially without lathering sun-cream onto yourself first.

Even more importantly: Do NOT rest your hand on your stomach while drifting off into that blissful slumber. 

I am scorched. 
Sizzled. 
Roasted. 
Uncannily resembling a crusty lobster.... with a beautiful hand imprinted into the middle of my stomach.

I am thrilled to have gotten some sun however.
Seeing a bikini line tan that although now is red and too sensitive for you to even comprehend, will turn to bronze soon.

Summer is on its merry old way to South Africa and I can hardly wait.
Even though it's the busiest time of year for me on the work front - it is also my favorite season.


I ADORE Summer.
Here's a list of some of my favorite things about Summer:

Sun-Dresses
Mix 'n Match Bikinis
Big Floppy Hats
Orange Sunsets
Salt-Ridden, Sun-Kissed Hair
Sand Between My Toes
Ice Cold Cocktails
Playing In The Warm Waves
Fresh Oysters
Soy-Sauce Soaked Sushi
White Wine
The Warmth of the Sun on my Skin
Reunions with Old Friends and Family
Hikes in the Forest
Outdoor Showers
Camping
Bonfires
Barbecues
Fishing Trips
Picnics
Canoeing
Skinny Dipping in the River
Summer Salads
Surfing
Barefooted Bliss

And this Summer, there's one other very special thing that make's The Summer of '14 incredibly special...
Above and beyond what I just listed... I will also be:



Falling In Love With Sam






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38 comments:

  1. As you world begins to heat up, I am surrounded by falling leave and chilly winds. I pulled out my favorite slippers the other day, I'm so ready for winter.

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    1. I do love Autumn, such a beautiful season.. enjoy it - and the slippers <3

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  2. I love your list! I cannot wait for Summer '14 and all the happy adventures it will bring.
    Maybe one of those adventures will be a roadtrip to your side of the world? I've wanted to experiece the Garden Route in it's blissful Summer state for so long now!!
    Take care of that sunburn!

    xxx

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  3. I am a summer kind of girl and just hate winter , may be because in india its summer for most part of the year
    I agree with each and every thing in the summer list
    Every time i see a [ic of you and sam , I feel so good to see you so happy
    Keep in touch
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com
    www.indianbeautydiary.com

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    1. I LOVE Summer - winter used to be my fav season of all but now I'm becoming a grinch in the cold weather hahahaha

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  4. It's getting chilly here. It's the autumn time again. I miss summer (summer vacation time, to be exact) I already miss going to beach gaaah!!

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    1. hehe the horrible thing about Summer here is that it's right smack in the middle of the busiest season so work is crazy - and we are cooped up inside all day. Boo hoo.

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  5. Oh sweetie, hope the sunburn is not that bad and it really turns into broze tone of skin. Until then, just bear it somehow. I love summer too, it´s my fav season, I hate that it´s almost winter here. :)
    Fashion Happenss

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    1. hehe luckily so far I'm only peeling in my cleavage. AWESOME.

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  6. aw great list. I'm with you--summer is the best. I live for it! Not so much a fall person, although this fall I've been kind of enjoying it :)

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    1. Yeah everyone seems to be so excited for fall your side - enjoy the change of season xxxxx

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  7. Oh I dream of outside showers! We just wrapped up Summer and are now in Fall, which I love too!

    Silvia

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    1. Me too - they are my favorite invention in the world. Fall is stunning, I completely agree xx

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  8. Yikes!!! It wouldn't be a vacation without a sunburn, though. Looks like tons of fun. We're heading for winter here, as someone above pointed out, but we went to the beach just after summer ended. I covered myself in sunscreen every time I went outside and still sat under an umbrella while on the beach!

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    1. hehe it wasn't even vacation Stephanie! It was just the weekend! hahaha

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  9. Oopsyyy....that sunburn sounds...rather terrible. Have you tried applying aloe vera gel to it? Hope it gets better, babe! We are unfortunately just done with summer, and now moving on to Fall and winter! :p Not looking forward to that :'(

    http://anshul90.com

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    1. Hahaha it is rather terrible but going away now :) I can finally relax in a bath without feeling like I am burning from the inside out hahahaha

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  10. Ouch! That sunburn sounds nasty! I want to see photos of it with the hand print though haha. Don't worry, just think of how gorgeous you'll look when everything turns golden bronze soon <3

    http://www.thestylishbipolar.com

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    1. hahaha I tried to take a photo or two but they look so inappropriate it's not even funny...

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  11. sunburn is nasty.... but i believe that due to last info you already forgot about all the bad things and can fully enjoy... falling in love :)

    (this first moments are awesome, don't miss a thing!)

    xoxo
    anjage.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Indeed - falling in love makes everything better :D

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  12. Photos of the handprint or it's a lie :p

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. haha I assure you it's not, but my hand was pretty high up so photos would be slightly inappropriate hahaha

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  13. BAHAHAHAHAHA! I know I must not laugh at others misfortunes Jade but the visual in my mind, oh man I've LOL'd several times. Luckily I'm at home and avoided embarrassment here. I know those moments all too well. My entire teenage years were spent burnt to a painful red crisp (that results in zero brownness whatsoever. Curse my pasty skin) can't say that I've fallen asleep though. Or I just can't remember because it's happened that often. I turn red at the drop of a hat so... Which is also why I hate summer. I can't actually enjoy it. Period.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  14. Oh, sorry to hear about the sunburn! I've been there, myself--more than I'd like to admit. Fab pics! Sounds like one awesome summer is on the horizon. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Tina :)
      I need to start taking better care of myself.... skin cancer is not something I want to encourage!

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  15. Hehehe I shall hold back my chuckle, tho I hope the hand tan fades soon <3

    You make me miss summertime. So glad you had an incredible one !!

    ~ Lu
    xx
    http://littlestepsbigheart.blogspot.com

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    1. hahaha thanks for your 'sympathy'.................. hahahaha

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  16. I'm bracing myself for the nasty winter ahead here in Canada. Definitely not looking forward to it because it tends to last anywhere from 6-8 months and our seasons are lately summer and winter, with maybe a dash of spring and fall sprinkled in between.
    I've always said my mother gave birth to me in the country in a sense that I'll never, ever get used to this damn cold. I HATE it! :(

    I hope your burn is feeling a bit better.

    Jeff and I got smashed on a catamaran in Barbados and I got a nasty, nasty burn that day that resulted in some awesome colour, which I still, remarkably have. lol

    Take care love xo

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    1. Yeah last winter in canada one of my very good friends lost all of his fish as they froze in their tank!! crazy right?!?

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  17. oh, your sunburn sounds unfortunate and painful! but your summer sounds good, i wish it was already summer here again, haha:-) x

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    1. hehehe sounds like you had a lovely warm day recently when you went blueberry picking though xxxx

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  18. Oh dear. I'm so sorry to hear about the sunburn. I have very fair skin and easily burn, so I know how painful that can be. Your summer list sounds like fun. Spring is my favorite season, but summer comes in a close second. :-)

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  19. Haha it's Autumn here, so things are completely different! :)

    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Always amazing to see all the other blogs enjoying the colder season while I'm gearing up for summer :)

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  20. Girl...I think I am in love...with your blog. :) hahaha

    It's my first time here and I already can't get enough. I just adore this post. I am from the Caribbean so I enjoy everything you just listed all year round. :)

    I am also a blogger...you can find me here. http://www.tami-marie.com/

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  21. It's so weird that you're doing summer and I am oh so doing Fall. The leaves are falling, the wind is windy as eff.. the temp has been dropping. We just bought Alina a new winter coat.. omg- cute as hell. And here you are.. enjoying bbq's.. burning in the sun and what not..
    I love that you are in love and I enjoy seeing it all go down. Enjoy every last minute of it my South African Friend..!

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  22. Even though it's attempting winter here in Florida, I love summer best! Everything slows down, and you can just relax in shorts and flip flops!

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