Do you remember the joy of hearing the school bell ring for the final time before you broke up for the long summer holiday?
There was nothing quite like that feeling of freedom. Weeks and weeks of adventures, exploring, and playing outside to look forward to. What could be better!
At the time, those long hot days seemed to last forever and school seemed like a distant memory.
From picnics to donkey rides, we've put together a collection of our favourite summer moments. Do you have any of your own? Leave a comment and let us know!
If the sun was shining, us kids would be sent off with some jam sandwiches and strict instructions not to return until tea time...but picnic food was always better when the whole family joined in! Boiled eggs, cheese, leftover cold meat, all washed down with a flask of tea or orange squash. There might even be a few biscuits or a slice of homemade cake if we hadn't caused our parents too much grief that week. Not a disposable barbecue to be seen!
A trip to the seaside
Once we arrived, we tried to cram as much as possible into the day. Donkey rides; sticks of rock that felt like they were going to break your teeth; fish and chips eaten out of yesterday's newspaper. If it was cold, we'd huddle behind the trusty windbreaker that accompanied every trip to the beach. If it was warm, we'd run in and out of the water while our dads paddled with their trousers rolled up or lay back in their deckchairs - still wearing their hats and jackets!
The classic 'end of holiday snap'
We all remember lining up, children at the front and parents at the back, looking straight at the camera and putting on our best smiles. Sticking our tongues out certainly wouldn't have been tolerated, but at least we didn't have to worry about the photo ending up on social media. It was a simpler time, and we'll always treasure those precious summer memories.
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