A hot day by the pool

No, this is not a holiday post if that’s what you’re thinking…. this was how we spent the hottest day of the year so far this week.

My friend has recently moved into a new house that has an outdoor pool, so there was only one place to be on Wednesday when the weather was going to be good!

We packed our swimming things and headed over. My friend was doing a picnic by the pool and had invited a couple of other friends over too.

The pool was actually rather cold as the heater hadn’t been on as long as needed, but that didn’t stop the kids jumping straight in!

outdoor pool

outdoor pool

hot day summer outdoor pool


It felt wonderful being in the sun, it really was hot! The kids were smothered in sun cream and had so much fun all day long. The house is in beautiful surroundings in the countryside, although not too far from where we live…. it seems like it could be in the middle of nowhere!

The gardens here are beautiful and quite extensive, plenty of space for the kids to run about! There’s also a riding school at the bottom. The horses come up to the fence and the children can touch them!

It really is gorgeous, I can see ourselves spending lots of time here this summer 😉



  1. sarahmo3w says

    Kids are so brave, aren’t they? No matter how warm the weather, I couldn’t jump into a pool that wasn’t warm enough!
    These pictures are lovely. Looks like you’re going to be having a lot of fun with your friends this summer 🙂

  2. Wow how lucky are you to have a friend with a pool like this in their back garden! I predict lots of fun over the summer!

  3. Ah now these are friends to have, what a wonderful looking pool and a perfect way to spend the hottest day of the year. I can’t think of anything better and as you say it doesn’t look as though the cold worried anyone. We don’t have a pool but my kids have been jumping in the river all this week, cold but great fun. Thank you for sharing a very special April day on Country Kids.

  4. Wow, how amazing to have that in your back garden – your friend is so lucky. Not sure I’d be brave enough to jump in though! #CountryKids

  5. What an amazing way to spend the day! my friend has a pool and we will be heading there next time lol

  6. A house with a pool! How awesome! That is going to be handy as this weather is going to last long! Looks like you had fun! #countrykids

  7. What great friends to have! And brave kids, we haven’t even been into our pool yet in the south of France!

  8. God, i would love to have a friend with a pool….Never mind the kids it would be me first in there xxxx

    • Mummy Endeavours says

      Haha! It was freezing on this particular day in water – although it did warm up as the day wore on and the heater kicked in!

  9. How wonderful! My kids are always asking us to dig a swimming pool in our back garden!

    • Mummy Endeavours says

      I’d love one too! We do have room but realistically we need more hot days in this country!

  10. Looks so nice cant wait to get away for my honeymoon now.

  11. Wow, I am very jealous of your friend, how amazing x

  12. I would love a house with a swimming pool in the garden or even indoor hehe it would be amazing! what a great way to spend the day

  13. Great to have a pool at home. A friend who lives up the road had one when she moved in, but they found it too much work and filled it in. Such fun on a hot day though.

  14. Wow, I want that garden and pool! I’ll bet your friend won’t be short of playmates this summer.

  15. Oh I need a friend like that! All the joy of a pool, but none of the expense and hard work looking after it!

  16. Oh gosh that is amazing – I would love my own pool.

  17. I am shivering just thinking about leaping into a cold pool – would love one in the garden though

  18. Now that is a good friend to have!! That pool looks gorgeous, as does the whole place…days spent by the pool in summer are the best!

  19. Cass@FrugalFamily says

    Ha ha guess where you’re going to be most of the Summer xx

  20. oooh the luxury .. I wish I could swim .. hold on I will just get my arm bands

  21. Your friend’s new house looks wonderful. Bet you’re going to have a brilliant summer!

  22. I miss summer! It was so nice lately but it looks like we are back to wind and rain again

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