One of my favourite things about the summer is the long summer nights.
I love how when I go to bed after 11 it's still a little bit light outside. I sometimes like to keep the curtains open a little too and look at the sky as it finally darkens, but the downside to this is that when the sun rises again a few hours later it wakes you up, so I don't do this too often!!
Up here in Lewis we are over 200 miles further north than where we currently live. Not really that far in the grand scheme of things, but far enough for it to make a difference in the daylight hours.
Here is stays light even longer, I would say about 45 minutes longer, which does make a difference.
I took this photo from my bedroom window at 11.20pm last night.
I remember in the summer holidays when I was younger, my cousins, brother and I would stay outside playing on the croft until 11pm. Now my own boys are doing the same thing, although they haven't quite managed to stay out until 11 yet.
Of course, what it also means is that in the winter time it gets dark about 45 minutes earlier here too, but let's not think about that in the summer!