summer activities

  • Hufflepuff: How's your summer going? Have you read a lot of books?
  • Ravenclaw: No. Most days I plan to start a book and I instead spend hours analyzing the story of the last book I read and forget to start the next one.
  • Hufflepuff: Okay... well have you done anything else with your time?
  • Ravenclaw: No. Well, I did go outside once, but that was a mistake...

EATING FOOD DOES NOT MAKE YOU A BAD PERSON!!

EATING JUNK FOOD DOES NOT MAKE YOU A BAD PERSON!!

EATING CAKES AND SWEET FOOD DOES NOT MAKE YOU A BAD PERSON!!

EATING HIGH CALORIE FOOD DOES NOT MAKE YOU A BAD PERSON!!!

IF YOU ENJOY IT…DON’T FEEL GUILTY ABOUT EATING IT!!!

SHAMING SOMEBODY FOR EATING FOOD BECAUSE IT IS FULL OF CALORIES MAKES YOU A BAD PERSON!!!

httyd modern AU- water gun war XD

Team Snotlout VS team Hiccup

PS: Sorry i’m not good drawing you know.. water doodles there haha..i’m still learning ;D and sorry idk which best pose suits to them, so sorry if it’s not suits xD and idk if i can add bun to tuffnut’s xD

hope you guys like it xD :-)

“thinkin bout you
that night felt like a dream”
you felt like a dream
I was between you and the dock
and you were between me and the stars
and that was all I could see
you and the shimmer of the cosmos
and it was a wonder how little of it all mattered
the night was all beauty and wonder and our bodies
pressing the dregs of summer
the sky swam in the water with us
when we slipped out our clothes
and into the endlessness that was
the river swallowing us whole
all perfect and pure
no questions just free people floating
and we weren’t in love
but there was love in the breath in our lungs
and in the waves as they licked the shore
and in your mouth on mine
love for the moment
love for the act of being alive
and seizing the life in our bodies
—  A.O.A.M. - That Night Felt Like A Dream

*Summer Solstice/Litha Celebration and activities:*

Litha is a time for healing of all kinds, and protection rituals. Some work can and should be done alone, but there is room for more social gatherings.

Gather family and friends together with some drums and rattles, and dance the whole night through.

Go berry picking.

Go bird watching.

Burn a Wreath in bon fire. Wreaths of Vervain and Mugwort were burned in ancient times at the end of the festivals to burn away bad luck.

Place roses on your altar, as this is the Goddess flower.

Leave out milk and honey as an offering to the Fae.


Make a seashell charm to hang around your neck.

Create a fire divination, stare into the fire and look for forms in the leaping flames.

Create a ritual to bring healing and love to Mother Earth.

Make protection amulets for friends and family:
Examples:

Witches Ladders
1. Use feathers in colors that correspond with your need

2. Braid a yard each of white, black, and red cord for Goddess

3. Chant while braiding:
“Maiden, Mother, Ancient Crone
Your powers to these cords please loan”

4. Add feathers to chain as it grows

Make a quill pen to use in your Book of Shadows:


1. Scoop out the back of the quill and remove the core

2. Cut a tiny notch on the front of the quill

3. Cut a slit on the front of the quill from the notch
down

5. Cut the tip of the quill to form a point

*Midsummer Symbolism:*

Symbolism : Nurturing and love are key actions related to Midsummer. If you haven’t yet done so, Litha is a good time to perform your Self-Dedication Ceremony to witchcraft.

Great time for herb gathering. Longest day of the year, marks the time when days begin to get shorter again.

Symbols: fire to celebrate the power of the sun, sun wheels, god eyes, mother goddess, ripening fruits, sun dials, feathers, and swords, blades.

Deities: Father Gods and Mother Goddesses, Pregnant Goddesses and Sun Deities. Goddesses Aphrodite, Astarte, Freya, Hathor, Ishtar, Venus and other Goddesses who preside over love, passion and beauty. Athena, Artemis, Dana, Kali, Isis, Juno, Apollo, Dagda, Gwydion, Helios, Llew, Oak Holly King, Lugh, Ra, Sol, Zeus, Prometheus, Ares, Mother Earth, Father Sun, the fey, fairy folkand Thor.

Magick: Healings, growth spells, empowerment spells, and love magick are all incredibly potent at this time

Tools: drums, rattles, bonfire, mirrors for reflecting the sun or bonfire.

Colors: white, red, maize yellow or golden yellow, green, blue and tan.

Stones: all green gemstones, especially emerald, jade, tigers eye, lapis lazuli, ruby, diamonds, amethyst, malachite, golden topaz, opal, quartz crystal, azurite-malachite, lapis lazuli.

Animals: include robins, wrens, all Summer birds, horses and cattle.

Herbs: chamomile, cinquefoil, elder, fennel, hemp, larkspur, lavender, male fern, mugwort, pine, roses, Saint Johns wort, honesty, wild thyme, wisteria, oak, mistletoe, frankincense, lemon, sandalwood, heliotrope, copal, saffron, galangal, laurel, ylang-ylang, Basil, Betony, Dogwood, Oak, Rue, vervain, trefoil and verbena.

Incense: frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood, lemon , pine, jasmine, rose, lotus, or wysteria.

Foods: fresh vegetables of all kinds and fresh fruits such as lemons and oranges, pumpernickel bread as well as Summer squash and any yellow or orange colored foods. Barbecued food especially chicken or pork. Midsummer is also the time for making mead, since honey is now plentiful. Traditional drinks are ale, mead, sweet wines, fresh fruit juice of any kind and herb teas.

Element: fire

Flowers: sunflower and rose

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How to get a summer body
  • Eat whatever you like and don’t care about the calories
  • Exercise but don’t push yourself as it will put too much strain on your mental health
  • Wait until summer 
  • Vola! You have a summer body!!
  • Enjoy the summer and wear whatever the fuck you want no matter how much of your body it shows!
Build your Vocab Day 4: 活動

活動・かつどう・activities

ハイキング・hiking

バイクに乗る・バイクにのる・biking

排球・はいきゅう/バレーボール・volleyball

野球・やきゅう・baseball

水泳・すいえい・swimming

ジョギング・jogging

バスケットボール・basketball

散歩・さんぽ・walk

散策・さんかく・exploring

(楽器)の練習・(がっき)のれんしゅう・(instrument) practice

言語勉強・げんごおべんきょう・studying a language

観光・かんこう・sightseeing

読書・どくしょ・reading

季節性情動障害・きせつせいじょうどうしょうがい・seasonal depression

音楽を聴く・おんがくをきく・listening to music

ゲームをやる・play games

バーベキュー・barbecue

夏の情事・なつのじょうじ・summer affair/fling

アニメ・anime

夏バテ・なつバテ・summer fatigue

日光浴・にっこうよく・sun bathing