Summer dining, al fresco


What’s not to love about eating outside in the Summer months? Whether it’s lazy Saturday lunchtimes with our little family, a BBQ with friends on a hot Sunday afternoon, or simply a glass of wine and snacks with Hubby when the twins have gone to bed.

Our family adores al fresco dining.

And the colours in the shops for accessorising the garden this season seem to be all about the brights. Blues, pinks, greens. Strong, bold colours.

HomeSense have got some fantastic products in store, getting us sunshine-ready with everything we need for al fresco entertaining and lazy summer barbecues. I love this blue lantern below, and the green tumblers.

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We are moving home in a few weeks time, ready for the Summer holidays – which I am hoping *crosses fingers* will be warm and full of fun this year. We’re going to a new build house. And so the garden will be quite bare and ready for us to add our own personal touches through this Summer.

I am therefore going to be packing up and taking along our garden dining set. Hopefully, with the bright colours from that, and setting our garden table full of plates, cutlery and food, ready to feed my hungry monsters it will make for perfect al fresco days and nights!

For some inspiring and delicious al fresco recipes this Summer – here’s the BBC Good Food link which has some tasty and amazing treats! Easy to make too!


Cheers x


Please note: this post was written in collaboration with HomeSense.



  1. June 23, 2015 / 12:16 pm

    Fab post. I love summer dinning outside, it is fun but also makes me want to eat healthier with lots of salads.

    • June 23, 2015 / 12:36 pm

      Oh yes me too 🙂 Love the food; the healthy salads and barbecued meat is so appetising isn’t it? Thanks lovely xx

  2. June 23, 2015 / 4:53 pm

    Is it sad that I want some of those picnic plates just because the colour matches my blog?! 😉

    I love that lantern too. 🙂

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    • June 23, 2015 / 7:12 pm

      LOL! No, not at all. They really do match your blog too!! The lantern is fab. It would look even more amazing next to a bottle of wine 😉 Jess xx
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    • June 25, 2015 / 9:21 pm

      Me too – here’s to better weather ahead xx

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