The sun shines brightly and bathes nature in its soft light. Under its rays, the skin takes on beautiful colours. It’s summertime.
We share with you our tips for a bucolic afternoon of well-being to enjoy with family and friends
MAKING A FLOWER CROWN
You will need to gather a bunch of small vines and flowers from the fields and forests. Wire is essential to form the base of the wreath, as well as kitchen twine. To make the plants last longer, you can put them in water before starting.
1. Cut two lengths of wire a little longer than your head size.
2. Intertwine the two wires together to form a circle, making sure to round off the ends.
3. Start by placing the small vines, attaching them with the string to your crown.
4. Add the flowers in layers and make your own arrangement. Any protruding stems can be cut off.
You now have a flower tiara that will make you Queen of the afternoon.
ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
Many activities can be enjoyed in summer to bring children into contact with Mother Nature and living things.
Building a wood hut by the forest to watch squirrels; following the tracks of animals by identifying their footprints; observing ants and following their column to find the anthill; carving a hazelnut branch and making trapper’s bread: everything is an occasion to discover and marvel.
Mallow is ideal for a gentle herbal tea, as this flower boasts many anti-inflammatory properties. Make a fresh floral drink at home to enjoy on a summer afternoon. Here is our recipe:
You will need 15 to 20 g of dried mallow flowers to brew in 1l of boiling water. You can add two spoons of honey. Let it cool down, add ice cubes and organic lemon juice and you have a summer drink.
What are your favourite summer activities?