There’s that moment every year when you suddenly realise that the Summer is over. It almost happens overnight; you wake up one day and there’s a certain chill to the air and the sun doesn’t quite shine the same way and you know that Autumn’s on it’s way and Summer is left in your sun-soaked memories for another year. I felt the shift in the seasons this week and for the past few days while I’ve been enjoying the last sunny days of the season in Manchester, I’ve been walking around knowing that the change is coming!
This morning I woke up feeling nostalgic for the Summer past and especially for my amazing holiday this year to Silver Island Yoga retreat (read my review here) so I decided to post these sun-dappled photos from my time there. There’s something about them that sums up just why I love the Summer so much. Looking at them I can almost feel the sun on my skin, the salty windswept feeling my hair gets after a day by the beach and that carefree sense of absolute freedom that only the Summer can make you feel. As much as part of me is looking forward to boots-season and hunting for the perfect coat/fur/knitwear to layer-up my look, I am definitely a Summer girl at heart and I can’t help but feel a little pang of sadness when it’s over and I’m stuck with the grey English weather for another year.
This year, the end of Summer is even more momentous for me because it also marks the end of an era: I am moving out of my Manchester pad and finally making the move to London! As much as I can’t wait (this move has been a long time coming), the 6 years I’ve spent in Manchester have been the best of my life. I came here for Uni and never left, and although this city isn’t home I feel like it’s where I grew up, figured out who I was and who I wanted to be, met the friends I’ll have for life and made the best memories I have (so far at least!) I know what comes next is going to be even better but it’s still sad to let go of a place that has shaped you so much and been such a huge part of your life. So I’ve spent this weekend – my last weekend in Manchester – wandering its streets in the lingering Summer light, visiting my old haunts one more time, and walking through my memories of this city for the last time before it’s time to go and start the next season and the next chapter. Here’s to making new memories in a new city!
Playsuit – Ark
Raybans – Sunglasses Shop