Day 809 summer solstice 2022 – Scotland has up to 18 hours of sunlight today!

Of course it’s cloudy today and I had to put the lamp on as it’s dark cloud…. But today is the longest daylight of the year. The first day of summer.

It’s been up to 16C today though so it seems warm (remember it’s Scotland so that’s warm to us!) tomorrow will be hotter. 🙏🏻

I’ve just filled the van with diesel on the way home…. only put £70 in and just got over half a tank…… 😳 I paid £196.9 per litre….. I remember when we went over £1 and that was horrifying. Where will it stop?!?

Some good news though, I was renewing my van insurance which is a usually a task in itself. I like to pay in full rather than pay the monthly fee and pay money for nothing. They quoted me £406 and I said that I couldn’t afford to pay that…. Said I would have to do monthly amounts so they stood to get £469 if I did that….. they came back and knocked it to £298. I couldn’t believe they took so much off it. So just thought I’d mention this in case anyone else wants to haggle at insurance renewal time. It was so easy and better in my pocket than theirs. Same insurance. 🤷🏻‍♀️

I’ve been shattered this week, really lethargic and eating really badly which I know doesn’t help…. Early night tonight 😆

Took this photo of Calaidh out in the garden after work… she’s a cutie.

Jus’ throw the ball!! 🎾

Also took a photo of our rose bush at the back door, it’s really beautiful if a bit scraggy.

A lot of foliage fell off it last year. I’d love it to bloom all up the wall.

Oh that reminds me (the word bloom is the trigger 😆) I won an online competition yesterday on FB – a page called Tiree Photgraphic.

I don’t win anything but it’s so lovely to have one of my photos mentioned on the page. This was the lovely Balevullin Beach on Tiree on the most beautiful day.

I love the light nights that summer brings.

Tomorrow we will all be saying “aye the nights are fair drawin’ in…… 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤣 a wee Scottish joke… the first person that says that to me will get a slap. We can’t think of winter just yet. 🤣

Remember this for tomorrow morning ♥️

Stay safe everyone ☀️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿☀️