The three ingredients for my perfect summers day.

I’m sure everyone has their own feelings about what makes a perfect summers day for them. A little like a unique and bespoke summer ‘secret sauce’. The perfect combination of ingredients that just make you relax, unwind and go “ahhhhhhhh…..”.

My summer secret sauce.

So here are ‘my’ ingredients:

  1. Sunshine
  2. Friends
  3. Cricket. (Playing it on a beach, watching it at a local park or even just having it on in the background on TV or on the radio.)

‘Number 3’ is probably not an essential item and when in isolation isn’t so important to me. However when it combines with the cogs of friendship and sunshine it can easily transcend a day into the sublime. At least for me. It’s fair to say I’m pretty low-key and laid back which ironically is exactly what I love to do on a grassy bank at the cricket.


The view from the Fitzroy cricket oval back towards the Melbourne CBD.

In Summery (Not misspelled)

Here is a gallery of what I am trying to allude to above. A restful day spent in the company of friends under the welcoming shade of some venerable old trees. Conversation was the hero but the cricket was the soundtrack.

The sound of ball hitting willow, excited team mates encouraging each other and the occasional applause emanating from the smattering of other onlookers was cathartic.


Beer tastes even better on a hot day and in good company.

A day in a local park in inner city Melbourne. Sunshine, friendship and cricket. My perfect summer triumvirate. As simple as it was pleasurable.

Just another example of the fact that you don’t have to travel far to Escape Ordinary!

Sunshine, Friendship & Cricket. A Gallery.

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About Saxon

I'm passionate about travelling, music, photography, blogging, 'Social Anthropology' (the posh term for people-watching) and creating content. I travel to learn and observe to understand. My dream day would look something like this.... A bottle of red (or two), fresh baguette (or two) & wedge of Camembert (or two), a balmy Paris September eve spent people-watching in fine company on the banks of the Canal St Martin.

There are 4 comments

    1. Saxon

      Haha. Grass is always greener. I am so jealous of you living in the UK. I lived in London for many years but didn’t explore the countryside any where near enough. I’m going to have to come back with my family and do a decent roadtrip as soon as possible. Thanks for your comment 🙂


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