Finns tend to have traditions in their summer cottages. For example, certain foods only cooked when in the cottage, a certain cottage outfit, a certain cottage radio channel. These traditions take you immediately from normal life mode into summer cottage mode, which is a state of pure bliss for us Finns.
My regular is to take my booty to the dock for some morning stretching. It is a perfect place for all senses. The unstable surface challenges your core. You improve your range of motion, increase circulation and calm your mind. The last Oscar-winning feature is the mosquito-free space, yay!
My dear readers, what are your traditions in the summer cottage?
Ps. Can you see that clever scarecrow on my left? A snake made of a garden hose, courtesy of Finnish creativity.