‘In the summertime, when the weather is high you can stretch right up and touch the sky.’
Whenever Mungo Jerry's song resounds from the radio, summer comes flooding in. It is one of those songs that evoke an instant good feeling. And now it's here: summer is here!
After a few years of "abstinence", we can go loose again. Cosy markets, well-attended festivals and after-work parties are popping up everywhere. In good weather, a cloud of barbecue smell floats around every corner and children shout in the backyards where ponds provide refreshment.
Of course, the weather is not always cooperative, but that does not dampen the summery feeling of happiness at all. On 21 June, students sense that the end of their exams is in sight, children know that an endless summer awaits, parents realise that that long-awaited holiday is coming. Whether the outcome of all this is positive or not does not really matter. Summer means holidays, it means freedom, it means happiness.
From our earliest memories, we are fed the 'school-is-done euphoria'. Considering that we spend at least fourteen years at school, it should come as no surprise that all those childhood memories of endless holidays condition us to have a happy summer feeling. For a child, summer is synonymous with a break from routine and the removal of responsibilities. A utopia for an adult, but still something to muse about with nostalgia and warmth.
Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is about.
– John Mayer
Whether it's a long hot summer or a cold wet one, we absorb more sunlight during the summer time. More sun boosts the production of vitamin D and endorphins. Without any effort, this increases our happiness and energy levels. Moreover, the long evenings invite us to stay active longer. With opening hours until 4:00 in the morning, VIAGE is the place to be to chill out after your working day. If it's a wet summer, you'll be dry here. If it's a hot summer, you'll be cool. Our tropical cocktails and summery barbecue dishes give everyone an instant happy feeling. At VIAGE it is always summer!