Warm summer evenings outside

Summer evenings outside in the garden

One of the nicest aspects about this amazing weather so far has been the ability to let the children outside, entertain them outdoors all day in the garden or at the park, and then see them fall into bed TOTALLY shattered at night! The fresh air and sunshine has been amazing.

The next best thing is that Hubby and I then sneak outside to sit on the patio (in the garden of our new build home) and enjoy a few beers and a glass of wine!

It’s been staying so warm late into the night; we were out there last night until gone 9pm.

Summer in the UK - gardens Garden summer fun Summer fun in the garden

We were chatting about work, life, the children (obvs) and getting excited about our impending holidays. Away from phones, TV, washing up and work! It was so nice.

When it got a little chilly we lit our new chimenea – which is Hubby’s new favourite thing – and we watched the flames as we sipped our drinks. We are so pleased with it and it will be perfect for when our summer BBQ’s with friends and family carry on late into the night.

This chimenea is a stylish and contemporary design and looks great in our new garden.

Chimenea - for gardens this summer Lighting the chimenea for summer nights Summer garden warmth

We now have some lovely patio furniture, as well as a BBQ, and our new chimenea! The garden is really proving to be an extension of our new home this summer.

You can find this La Hacienda large chimenea sold here at Debenhams (priced at £122.50 currently in the sale). For more garden furniture and accessories please do check out their website here.

Love, Jess x


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  1. May 13, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    Isn’t it wonderful with this warmer weather? Although sadly it’s gone quite a lot colder here and a chiminea would be great. This one looks beautiful and how great to be able to extend that living space outdoors X

    • Jess
      May 13, 2016 / 8:19 pm

      Ahhh thanks Lins, we love it and spending time out there 🙂 Yay for summer xx

  2. May 14, 2016 / 8:47 am

    Lovely photos! The warmer weather has just been fantastic hasn’t it!?! I love the look of your chiminea, very modern looking. It’s not a chiminea but I’m dying to get a firepit for our garden to go next to the decking, I’ve seen so many I like and La Hacienda actually do some great ones too.

    Gemma x
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    • Jess
      May 14, 2016 / 7:33 pm

      Oh it’s so amazing being able to sit outside in the evening, and not having to rush inside. It’s quite a large chimenea but it’s stylish and looks like a feature even when not lit xx

  3. May 15, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    There’s nothing better than sitting outside in the garden with a glass of wine or cocktail is there? I love it. And that chimenea is lovely- we need to get one of them this year. We also need to upgrade all our furniture as well as ours has gone a bit gross. xx

    • Jess
      May 16, 2016 / 6:56 am

      Ha! With your lovely new kitchen you really will be able to make your garden an extension of your home and perfect for entertaining and playing xx

  4. May 17, 2016 / 6:15 pm

    This is one thing I really want to buy for our outside area – sitting outside in the evenings next to roaring flames is so lovely! Add in a nice chilled glass of wine and you’ve got perfection!

    • Jess
      May 17, 2016 / 8:30 pm

      The wine makes it complete!! Lovely indeed xx

  5. May 24, 2016 / 11:57 am

    I totally agree that sitting outside gives you the chance to switch off from all the chores waiting for you inside the house. With our kids going to bed later, outside could be the perfect sanctuary for the husband and I to catch up at the end of the day. We just need some new garden furniture now to enjoy those sunny evenings with a glass of wine or two x

    • Jess
      May 25, 2016 / 10:09 pm

      Sounds like it Tracey – lets just hope theres a heatwave on the way xx

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