Spring is lovely, you still get frost and crystals in the morning at times, the mornings are prettier and you get to see little flowers peeking through snow, if you’ve been lucky enough to have snow that late in the winter that is –it is fun going out on colour watch at those times!
This makes spring my second favourite season of the year and by now you should be able to guess my third!
But there is one pet hate about spring, that is peoples obsession with daffodils, I don’t like them much, not the regular kind! I am also severely allergic to another late winter/spring plant, hyacinth; by severely allergic I mean that I go temporarily blind if I touch them – so keep them away from me please!
But other than that, I love seeing the spring come in and planning the garden for the summer and autumn! I love seeing how my late winter seedlings are coming along, it’s fun!
Such a pretty time of year and I love Easter! I love any holiday or celebration if you haven’t been able to tell just yet! But I really love Easter because of my obsession with rabbits and Candyland fantasies.
I sometimes imagine having some kind of edible theme park someday, but it will probably be an insurance nightmare!
I love organising things for kids too – outfits and games to play – Easter egg hunts and decorations and loads of cakes and biscuits!
I love making wreaths for Easter too, in fact I like making seasonal wreaths for any season or events no matter what it is!
For me Easter is usually a time I am most likely to go to a circus or a pantomime, I never knew why I do, it’s just something I always did up until five years ago.
It is also a sad time in retrospect because it’s around the time we have to ration the chutney and things we’ve canned from the year before harvest.
This is something I forgot to put in the winter and autumn posts, jam, chutney and pickle making as well as homemade candied fruits and candies and pies etc.
I love watching farmer’s shows on TV and watching lambing season on LIVE CCTV on YouTube as well as other animal channels such as, albatross fledgling watch and that sort of thing! I’d rather watch a good wildlife or farming CCTV than the actual TV at times!
But mostly Easter is all about baking and arts and crafts, sugar crafting and things!
It is also the best time of year for fashion in my opinion as you get all the exciting predictions at the beginning of the year and you see which ones will actually happen after all!
You also get to move things you don’t like around the garden before everything grows too big, it’s a time of opportunity out there and mid-spring is the perfect temperature to garden outside all day!
It’s also the time I start to do more exercise and diet from the winter glut I tend to do, so I have confidence in the summer. Before I got sick, I would gain an average of fifteen pounds in the winter and it would usually take me six to eight weeks to get it off again!
I also start wearing tighter fitting clothes as I lose the pounds, I am strange like that – ultra baggy near frump midwinter and it’s like my clothes shrink for the summer, it’s an interesting transition I went through each year!
I don’t do silly things like New Year’s resolutions; I am more likely to accomplish things on Easter resolutions! Generally, though spring is the time I start thinking about diet – really I tend to see Easter Sunday as the last glut until my birthday or if I am invited to one – a BBQ party!
The only gluts I have between Easter Bank Holiday Monday and my birthday or a BBQ party, is berry fruit salads and watermelon!
Now there’s a glut for you!
Thanks for reading!