The glowing sun which radiates your skin, brings out speckles of freckles and best of all brings your favourite cousins around for a picnic in the blistering heat.

This indescribable desire we have to feel like we are living in the Bahamas for just a week brings excitement and joy to thousands of us in the UK.

Well, this time is coming. Fast.

As we approach these next few summer months of long nights, barbecues and bikinis I urge you to stay cautious of all potential dangers which lurk in the small print of your action packed activities for summer.

Shockingly, we are soon due to have hotter weather than Mallorca with blistering temperatures of around 30 degrees Celsius.

Although your dream tan seems reachable in this weather, I plea for you to wear factor 30 suncream as a minimum and check up on children too.

Every year, more than 250,000 new cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are diagnosed and more than 13,000 melanoma cases are diagnosed also.

This results in approximately 2,148 deaths annually.

This can be reduced by applying sun cream and taking time in the shade throughout the day. I personally am a true believer in sunshine bringing excitement, yet relaxation to people and therefore am 100 per cent not putting you off the summer fun, however, an awareness on poisonous insects is an awareness you should have.

In the summer of 2012, I witnessed what can only be described as an evil creature in which stung a friend of mine resulting in poor health for months.

Please, read up on basic first aid to reduce any accidents in which could hinder your health this summer.

Wouldn’t you love to sit and read your favourite novel in the beautiful sunshine? The answer for most of us is yes.

Summer is the time to kick back and soak in that vitamin D you need. It isn’t the time to get in your ever growing garden and start picking your strawberries ripe and ready to eat.