Soundtrack to the Summer*

Music has a powerful way of bringing back memories - sometimes even those you thought you'd forgotten! A specific beat can take you back to a lazy summer afternoon spent lounging in the park with your friends, or to the crystal blue swimming pool abroad where you first heard the tune being belted out over the loudspeakers. Today I've teamed up with Destination2 Holidays, who challenged me to craft my ideal summer playlist, packed with my own holiday memories! My lovely friend Abbie has also decided to compile a summer playlist of her own, as part of our regular Ab Fab Collab series, so make sure you go and check out her choice of tunes too! Let's get cracking!

One of the first songs I selected for my playlist was Waves by Mr Probs. This absolutely had to feature on my summer soundtrack as it was one of the major anthems I remember listening to on My Big Fat Greek Road Trip in the summer of 2016. We had this song blaring with the windows wound down in our little old car as we drove across Greece, taking in some breathtaking landscapes. This song brings back goosebumps for me even now!

This little number, Metro Station's Shake It, takes me back even further, to my Girl Guiding days! I was a member of the Girl Guides from age 6 onwards, becoming a Young Leader volunteer at age 16. When a group of leaders, myself included, took a group of younger Guides away for summer camp, one of the older leaders made a montage video of all the action-packed activities that we got up to, including abseiling and a huge zip-line! The video was set to this song, hence my fond memories!

Of course, I had to include a little of my favourite band on my playlist! I get quite a lot of stick from my friends for my love of Coldplay but I don't give a toss! Their more recent albums have a fantastic upbeat vibe, and this collaboration with The Chainsmokers is no exception. This song always makes me want to get up and dance, which is definitely a desirable quality for a BBQ tune! If this small flavour of my playlist has whet your appetite, you can scroll through my entire playlist below!

Of course, when I ran out of ideas for summer anthems, I turned to my trusty Twitter followers to help me complete the playlist! Here are just some of the fab suggestions that I received - never underestimate the helpfulness of lovely people on social media!

What is your favourite song at the moment? Do you have any essential music on your summer 2017 playlist? Share in the comments below. Abbie's post will also have some great ideas for you, so don't forget to head over to her blog! Make sure you check out for their 2017 holiday deals as well!

Until next time,

A x

*This was a collaborative post with Desination2 Holidays