I cannot really afford a holiday abroad or anywhere else for that matter, so this year I just spend time walking in the countryside, near to where we live. There is a beautiful wood that is a nature reserve, so we visit there sometimes.
At home we have a large paddling pool in the back garden, where I sometimes go in for a dip when it gets too hot !
I placed the pool in a sheltered spot behind the shed and the fence so it is very secluded. It is my hideaway! Behind another fence is a wooded area, with lovely overhanging trees from the old peoples residential home, so this keeps my garden cool and shaded.
This is a quiet area behind the home, so is not used by many as they mostly use the front door, this part is partitioned off. This spot in my garden is quiet here so perfect for reading in peace.
With this lovely hot weather I can sit outside in my garden, feet in the paddling pool with a cold drink in my hand, read my book and just make believe I am on holiday in France!