Sunday, 20 June 2010
Tomorrow is summer solstice..... the longest day/shortest night of the year and traditionally marked as the first day of summer.
So we're flying in the face of convention and taking two days out of our busy working schedule to go camping, in order to better appreciate the longest hours of daylight.
Tomorrow evening I fully anticipate sitting outside our little campervan long after the very last of the light has disappeared. I might even raise a glass or two to toast the solstice.
Small Dog has already packed her accoutrements and is fully in favour of sitting in our little awning till well after sunset, candles twinkling, glasses clinking, laughter sprinkling through the evening.
Even if it's raining.
Which it might well be.
In order to offset my guilt at taking time out of the working week I will be taking a box of 'tiny toy doll stuff to do' which usually elicits comments from passing campers along the lines of "Good grief what ARE you doing?!' Oh how they laugh when I try to explain.....
Life is way too short to worry about what others think. If the last few weeks have taught us anything, it is 'seize the day and live in the moment'.
Which is EXACTLY what I'm going to do.
Happy summer solstice to one and all............