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June 22, 2013

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mrsbrownmakes

How lovely and happy solstice! - definitely worth celebrating when we live in a country ruled by weather and seasons. My eldest's birthday is the day before, so it also reminds me of being awake with a newborn a 3.30am and it starting to get light! More than a few years ago now thankfully. x

Ada Bea

It looks like the perfect place to spend summer evenings! Hoping you have lots more fun in Connievan! :) x

Jenny

Very tranquil! You'll have lots of happy memories when you look back on your blog. Nippers don't stay small for long.

Emma

Lovely pics as usual. Glad you are feeling better Lucy...the long days always help I think. Connievan looks happy in the sunshine! xx

Rachael Iddon

How lovely. Caravan sites are great for making new friends aren't they. I watched the moon coming up too, on a rare, child-free night spent in our allotment (rock and roll). Apparently it is a 'super moon' tomorrow so better hope for clear skies around moonrise time. At least we got some sun on the longest day.

Christabel

Perfect Lucy, just perfect.

Joan

Somehow, you always make us feel like we're right there with you. :)

PinkCatJo

Amazing - absolute bliss!
I can't wait to get to Yorkshire in August! x

Kate

I envy you your sunshine- been really dark and grey and wet for most of the past 48 hours here- just doesn't feel like the solstice at all! Currently a chilly 14 outside- not wine outdoors watching the moon rise weather at all- well, not without a big jumper,scarf and waterproof!

maggie

What a lovely way to spend the longest day. I wish I could have been with you :)

5ladybirdlane

When the sun shines any day feels great. Looks lovely your new caravan home. Sarah

Angela- Southern U.S.A.

WOW still daylight at 10:30,nice! Love the two tone cup,a must have for sure ;)and how wonderful for the kids to find new friends,even with the tumble and slugs(more memories to laugh about later)sounds like a lovely way to celebrate the longest day.Our celebration(a day late) will be roasted hot dogs and marshmellows over an open fire,while waiting for the Super moon to put in an appearance,the closest moon of the year.Happy summer!

maypole

As ever, a lovely descriptive post. Sunshine cheers us.

Helen

Sounds like a perfect longest day
we had lots of drizzly clouds in Manchester so it wasn't the best,but I'm really loving being able to be out later in the evening and have it still be light and warmish
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Denise

We are in Iceland at the moment....sunset is 12.30 am and sunrise is 2.30 am...there is no darkness just dusk.... It is just lovely but it becomes difficult to sleep with the sun pouring through at 2.30 in the morning.

Thistle

I'm so envious, I would love to do everything you just did. I can't believe how light it still was at 10:00, that's amazing.

Clare

Happy Solstice, a perfect end to the day in Yorkshire, it was cloudy here, I tried to get some shots of the moon,but it was not to be this year. x

CJ

I feel exactly the same about winter and summer solstice, I love them. They somehow make me feel so connected to the earth and the rhythm of the seasons. But yes, I think if it wasn't for me the others might not even notice them! Hope you enjoy this midsummer weekend Lucy.

Jen Y

Don't let your family's lack of enthusiasm discourage you. I think it's pretty normal for moms to initiate & organize memories. dads & kids don't usually appreciate it until years late when they look back at all the great memories made. You're doing such a great job creating those wonderful memories for your family!

I'm working on some 4th of July memories to make soon here. There's always moaning about but then lots of laughter afterwards.

Eleanor from Stitches and Seeds

Not crazy at all - longest and shortest days are far more real than our culture imposed festivals the affect mood and something even deeper - if we let them and aren't totally ruled by the lightbulb and curtains. Keep celebrating!

Eleanor

Kyle

It stays light until 10:30 in the UK? That is so awesome!!!!

Sandra

Inspiring. Matariki is the maori New Year here in New Zealand and it starts when particular stars arrive in the sky and obviously lasts longer than a day. I think you do a wonderful job creating lovely moments for your family. I shall have to think of a winter solstice tradition for my not so little ones

Marylin

HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE, LUCY! You had a grand day!
Hugs, MO
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Jaynicknitknacks

I am so jealous of the connievan. :(

Crafty mermaid

I celebrated the longest night (and shortest day) in Taupo New Zealand with two friends, a cosy fire, tarot, and candles. We wanted to reflect on the year behind and ahead - I miss Christmas in the middle of winter! The solstice means a lot to me as my mother always remarked it and I'm super aware now that we're on opposite ends of the globe.

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