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Summer Solstice


Summer Solstice

Tomorrow, Tuesday 21st June, is the longest day, otherwise known as Summer Solstice, which means we shall be enjoying 16 hours and 43 minutes of daylight! The sun will rise at 4.43am and will be setting at 9.22pm.

There is something poignant about the longest day – marking the beginning of summer, the schools winding down ahead of the 6-week summer break and holiday time with friends and family.

Do you celebrate/recognise Summer Solstice? If so, we’d love to hear what you do.

Here are some suggestions we have come up with:-

  • Spend time outside – just a short time soaking up the sun (assuming its sunny!) or perhaps enjoy a picnic or a bike ride
  • Host a bonfire – a solstice bonfire is a perfect excuse to get together with friends and family and enjoy some food
  • Set intentions – as we are 6 months into the year it’s a perfect time to reflect on what you’ve achieved over the past 6 months and set goals and intentions for the coming months
  • Practice yoga or meditation – the summer solstice is also International Yoga Day. 
  • Give back – get up early to see the sunrise and spend time focusing your thoughts on gratitude.  Then consider helping a local organisation, neighbour or friend and giving up some of your time. 

Whatever you choose to do we hope you enjoy!




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