Blogger: Adam Murray, Communications Officer

In the words of Dodgy (the 90’s indie band) “I'm staying out for the summer, playing games in the rain”. What a great attitude to have – get out there regardless. We tend to fall into two categories with regards to summer. The optimist: “Wahey, here comes summer, it’s going to be great” or the pessimist “Here comes the summer, bet it rains as usual”. Which category do you fall into?  The summer is a very evocative time, think about those ever lasting summers when you were a kid, fishing for sticklebacks, making dens and homemade bows and arrows. Even now, remembering that glorious day with friends one summer with a perfect barbeque or sipping gin and tonics in the garden. This is why the good, the bad and the ugly of the music world have carved up some classic tunes that put a smile on your face. Just take a look at some of these tunes and see if they bring back memories of those golden days:

Summertime by Ella Fitzgerald

In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry

Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Summer in the City by the Lovin Spoonful

Summertime Blues by The Lebron Brothers

Staying out for the Summer by Dodgy

When it is good, a British summer can be very very good, when it’s bad it’s rubbish. Or is it? The beauty of getting out there regardless of the weather is that you it is better than being indoors, sitting in front of the TV, computer or games consoles. So if you have nearest and dearest who air on the pessimistic side of summer, get them out there, visit one of our reserves and make those memories. In the heartfelt words of Ella Fitzgerald “Summer time and the living is easy”.