With all the uncertainly in the world at the moment, there's something grounding about being able to find comfort in nature and the changing of the seasons.
The summer solstice can be a day to pause, a time to reflect and to celebrate the season ahead of us.
Here are a few simple ideas on how to mark this year's Summer Solstice:
Bake a cake
a simple victoria sponge stacked high with summer berries on top, or you could try this glorious rhubarb cake.
Make a wreath
use what you can find in your neighbourhood, a simple wreath of lavender and foraged foliage would be perfect.
Watch the sunrise
wake up early, and sit in your garden or on your doorstep to watch the light arrive for the day.
feel a connection to the earth by taking a barefoot walk in your garden, or a grassy patch with a cup of tea.
Make a cocktail
I love the sound of this summer solstice collins ~ 1 part vodka, 1 part blood orange liqueur, 1 part lemon juice, 1/2 part sugar syrup, topped up with soda and a sprig of thyme. Enjoy!