A Great British Summer Weekend

For the last six weeks the weather has been pretty incredible across the UK, which for the Northwest is totally rare. Amazing for me because I’ve actually stayed in the country for the duration so have been able to fully embrace a great British summer!

If you read my last post about some of my summer plans you’ll be aware that I embargoed myself from international travel in June after having a busy few months away from home. I actually don’t remember the last time I actually stayed home in June and have been yearning to explore more of the UK whilst the weather is at it’s best.

This past weekend we hopped on a train to the closest coastline at Formby Beach.

Totally tropical sand dunes, Fiji or Formby?

Formby beach is surrounded by sand dunes that are absolutely stunning. With the skies crystal clear and temperatures reaching 28 degrees I seriously could have fooled you into thinking that I’d been exploring somewhere much more exotic than Merseyside!

Red dress: Primark

Stunning beaches. I never thought I would ever catch myself describing Merseyside as stunning. Alas, I am doing. This national heritage site is surrounded by incredibly soft  yellow sand and the beach is not a typical British seaside bucket-and-spade affair. Formby itself is a pretty affluent area; which extends to its coastline.

Isn’t nature beautiful?

To balance out the quaint picnic on the beach we later got our fill of good old northern British seaside tackiness ten minutes up the road at Southport. Come on, who doesn’t like a good old Fish’n’Chips at the seaside?!


The next day we headed to try clay pigeon shooting. As part of my summer bucket list I wanted to try my hand at a few new activities. I was by far the worst in our group but a great day out nevertheless!


 Top: New Look; Shorts: Pimkie at Asos;  Trainers: New Look

In my head June was just going to be a typical British summer weather wise, but nope; even Manchester has enjoyed this bought of tropics!

Not only am I feeling refreshed and rejuvenated at having limited my travel for an extended period for the first time in what feels a long time, I’ve even got a bit of a tan without trying. Winning.

Thanks for reading ❤

Lianne x

Published by Lianne Marissa

I’m interested in so many things, but mainly self-help, wellbeing and travel. This is my little corner of the Internet to write about things that interest me - a bit about the things I think, the things I do, the things I eat and the places I go!

27 thoughts on “A Great British Summer Weekend

      1. When I was there in 97 locals were asking me how I was going with the heatwave. It had been 24 for about a month. I had to laugh each day as our summer gets into the 40’s

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      1. My father was a professional cricketer so these days he’s had a lot of his ears removed due to skin cancers. It is a small price to pay for having an oval to stand on all day that no one can follow you onto a get in your ear


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