Hello July!

Summer is well and truly here now, and we’ve got plenty lined up over the next few weeks!

Are you ready for summer? The weather may have been a bit grey recently, and we’re not travelling as much as usual, but we’ve still got plenty lined up here on SallyAkins.com!

A couple of weeks before we were all plunged into lockdown, I took a trip up to Manchester to explore the Northern Quarter. It’s a fantastic, atmospheric area full of unique independent shops and great places to eat – certainly somewhere to visit when we can travel again. I’ll be sharing some of my favourite spots in my Guide to the Northern Quarter later this month.

And I’ll also be giving some ideas for things to do in the Lake District, which is a beautiful location for your summer holiday this year.

Summer Reading

We’re probably all going to be planning staycations this summer, and I have lots of inspiration for UK Staycations here on the blog.

If you’re looking for a relaxing read during your staycation, I’ll be reviewing Michelle Gorman’s latest book, The Staycation, later this month. In the meantime, I’ve got plenty of other book recommendations in my Summer Reading List as well

And there’s still time to enter our fantastic giveaway to win a Kindle, which will be perfect for reading in the garden this summer!

Home and Garden Inspiration

Lots of people have started spending more time on their garden during lockdown. If you’re looking for gift ideas for a gardening newbie, or even looking for ideas for your own wishlist, we’ll have plenty of inspiration in our Gift Guide for Beginner Gardeners.

And if you’re still missing all of the usual garden shows, why not take a look back at our visit to RHS Tatton Park from 2018.

If you would like to give your bedroom a new look for the new season, I’ll have some tips for a simple Summer Bedroom makeover.

Hopefully we’ll have a return to proper summer temperatures soon, after that gorgeous spell of weather we had in the Spring. Later this month, I’ll be sharing some of my tops tips for staying cool in summer time. They’ll be perfect for if the temperatures do start to rise!

We’ll also be launching another summer giveaway later on this month – keep your eyes peeled for that!

There’s lots planned for July 2020 here on SallyAkins.com. What plans do you have for the month ahead?

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