Summertime! It’s my favourite time of year. Something about Summer always brings about this carefree attitude of not planning anything, if I can help it. I rarely plan dinner in the summer, I like to see where the day leads, and sometimes dinner ends up being a bowl of cereal on the deck watching the sun go down. I love the longer days, which means more time to hang in the warm summer sun and to me, that makes everything better. This year, with no significant travel plans, we are fortunate enough to live in a place where we can stay home and still feel like we’re on vacation. The best is waking up early and heading down to the beach before the crowds arrive, just you and the local surfers checking the conditions. The water is always so inviting, and the way the sun hits the ocean at that time of day, you feel reborn. Everything that seemed stressful or daunting in your daily grinds melt away, and you can escape into the beauty of your surroundings.