With Midsummer’s Day just around the corner, it got me thinking of what really kicks summer off for me. Lots of thoughts crossed my mind like the long daytime BBQs with friends that go on to the early hours of the next day when you lose track of time from all the laughter or packing up an impromptu picnic to take over the park as soon as the sun cracks through the clouds. As much as these do define summer for me, they don’t quite kick summer off, they tend to be a little further into the year.
And then it hit me; Summer really kicks off in the Squibbert household when we can sit out on the balcony and enjoy the warmer evenings.
Whether it’s sitting out and eating dinner after work or grabbing a few of our favourite mouth-watering Wild Berries and refreshing Passionfruit Rekorderlig Ciders and simply chatting the night away. Some weekends we’ll grab a few snacks, a couple of bottles and our tablet; we’ll the sit out on the balcony until the small hours of the following morning playing songs that meant so much to us in childhoods. Don’t worry, we’re very considerate of our neighbours with our noise!
In Sweden Midsummer is a beautiful Swedish celebration of the summer where families often dance around a maypole and flowers and greenery is placed over houses and barns asthis was supposed to bring good fortune and health to people and livestock. This old tradition of decorating with greens does still continue, even though most don’t take it as seriously as they did back in the day! It sounds like a pretty darn cute festival to me and Rekordelig fits this perfectly as they’re a fourth generation family brewed cider.
Rekorderlig are helping me to #StartTheSwedishWay by giving away almost £400 worth of prizes to one of you lucky readers! I’m a huge fan of taking photos and going out on adventures during summer as you’ll know if you follow me on Instagram and I want to help you do the same this summer so we’re given away an incredible Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens and a super trendy Classic Kånken backpack to carry your new camera around it!
Want to be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is post a photograph on your Instagram telling me how you get your summer started! Don’t forget to tag both me (@SquibbVicious) and Rekorderlig (@RekorderligCider) in your entry and use the hashtag #StartTheSwedishWay and we’ll pick our favourite entry shortly.