The sun in Newcastle might be slightly elusive, but the summer isn’t. With the temperature soaring to well over 10 degrees and warm coats in Primark getting replaced by beachwear kimonos and colourful slippers, it’s time to decide what to do for summer.
For most university students the end of term is time to let loose. Or, as Tom Haverford from Parks and Recreation would say, “Treat Yo Self!” As an imperative, students might want to party the night away. But how about taking a day trip to the beach, or for that matter the pop-up beach at Quayside, and have fish and chips for breakfast? Or visit the beautiful Alnwick or Bamburgh Castles, located less than 50 miles from Newcastle?
For someone like me, who has recently joined the gym, summer also means that I can exercise outdoors, go for a walk or run in one of the many parks in the city. And maybe also plan a picnic with my friends.
More than anything else, after two grueling terms, summer is here reminding us to take a breather. Even if it just sipping a fruit cooler in a cafe while rereading your favourite book, or going for a movie, a play or a food festival. Whatever you choose to do, this is the ideal time to recharge our batteries before another semester or college year beckons.