Summer is officially here and many of you are packing or currently on your annual summer vacation. Some of your trips will be new adventures to places like London, for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Wimbledon (on right now), or the Summer Olympics. For many of you, like me, some of your summer vacation is dedicated to time honored family traditions. Spending time at your cottage with friends, particularly on the long weekend, or staying home and enjoying your local community. The Summer is a great time to entertain. The Crawleys’ hosted a lovely Garden Party at the end of Season 1 of Downton Abbey. The family would return from”The Season” in London, to enjoy the great outdoors at their beloved Downton.
In our part of the world, it is Spring until one day it is Summer. And then one day it is Fall, and back to grey skies. My favorite saying to a staff member during the summer months was “There’s only one day of Summer”, as in don’t get too bogged down in work, enjoy the Summer while it lasts.
Summer Note: While I won’t be posting as regularly for the next few weeks, you can still catch me on Twitter (@downtoncooks) or on Facebook.