The end of winter and the past few weeks have seemed to pass by in a blur of head colds, housebound days and irritability (from all family members). We've ticked over into spring and yet have only been treated to sunshine and warmth on the odd day here and there. Cloudy skies, lingering low temperatures and rain have been the norm. But lately, especially today, I've felt winter's grip beginning to loosen... there's a change in the air, a change I for one am eagerly awaiting. As much as I love winter and its cosiness (and know that I'll be wishing for cooler weather once the heat sets in and our garden begins to feels its effects), my body is definitely craving some sun and warmth.
Spring will see us spend more time outdoors, having riverside picnics and adventures and pottering about in our yard. There will be a move from soups and cassseroles to salads and warmer weather foods. A family getaway will be had in the south-west. A party will be planned and a third birthday celebrated. Projects set aside over the colder months will be brought out again and hopefully completed. Energy levels will pick up and motivation to 'get things done' will slowly return. This year, I am welcoming spring with open arms.
What are you looking forward to most about spring?