Last week I was down on my allotment checking on the seedlings, when to my surprise, I saw some kind soul had left some heads of Lilac on our table. They smelt divine. I love these little gifts I sometimes get on the allotment. I don't know where they come from. Once I was given a branch of rosemary as long as my arm!
Spring gifts us an extra hour of daylight. What a blessing! Suddenly it feels easier to drop by the pub or park on my way home from teaching than it does when the days are shorter. While it’s still light tomorrow is still a long way off, and I don’t need to consider it, (or the to-do list that accompanies it), until the sun goes down which frees up mental space for lazy sunshine socialising and long walks through the park. It’s easy to get stuck in the routine grind of work and housework, but Spring is the ultimate time to put off doing the washing and go wandering in the sunshine with old and new friends instead. It will make you feel more alive, and connected, and fulfilled.
I’m so happy that Spring is finally here – I bet you are too! It’s always nice to welcome a new beginning and a chance to start fresh. When the weather is nicer it always makes it easier to go outside and move around more too!
The days are getting longer, the air is warming and spring is here. I love this time of year as it always feels like the world is starting to speed up. There is a sense of excitement and I find myself more productive than ever.
Yesterday as I walked into town, I felt the warmth of the sun on my face for the first time this year. I actually stopped on the street, face upturned, and smiled right into it. Our unseasonably warm winter has given a head start to spring bulbs- many of which are already bursting forth and flowering jubilantly- but theres more to come.