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Image courtesy of the BBC

Today marks the longest day of the year aka the Summer Solstice or Litha, whereby thousands of people gather at Stone Henge to watch the breathtaking sunrise behind the Heel Stone (a celebratory tradition that dates back to prehistoric times)

Here in the UK we will enjoy an uninteruppted 16 hours and 38 minutes of daylight today, with the sun rising at 4.43am and setting this evening at 9.31pm.

In Reykjavík however they will have an astounding 21 hours of daylight (eye masks and blackout curtains will be de rigueur tonight we're sure!)

To welcome in British Summertime we've compiled a playlist of some of our favourite sunshine sounds - and you can stream it HERE


  1. Daft Punk - Get Lucky

  2. The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze

  3. NuYorican Soul - I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun

  4. Greg Wilson - Summer Came My Way (Luxxury Radio Mix)

  5. Martha And The Muffins - Echo Beach

  6. Nelly - Hot In Herre

  7. The Style Council - Long Hot Summer

  8. Rockers Revenge - Walking On Sunshine

  9. Nina Simone - Here Comes The Sun

  10. Roy Ayers - Everyone Loves The Sunshine

  11. The Beloved - The Sun Rising

  12. Chris Rea - On The Beach

  13. Boney M - Sunny

  14. Diana Ross - He's My Sunny Boy

  15. Bananarama - Cruel Summer

  16. Wham - Club Tropicana

From now on in our days will start to grow shorter... but with news reports that the good weather is here to stay for a while longer, there's Vitamin D in abundance for everyone.

Wishing you a fabulous, sunshine filled Summer!

Kerry x

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