Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.

“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.”  ~Doug Larson

As I write this, on April 4th, it is snowing.


I can’t believe it’s already April.  But I really can’t believe how long this winter has been.  Actually dreading the heating bill.

This time last year we were having a heat wave.  I was about to go on a weekend jaunt to The Peak District for my 30th birthday.  Now as I look to my 31st birthday next week, I stare out the window from my office at work, and think about what I should do on my birthday, all I can think is that I just want to stay at home, put on an old movie, eat cake and Easter eggs and pray that the spring will come sooner rather than later.

Boy, I don’t think I’ve ever opened a blog post that negatively before.  See?  Look what this rubbish weather is doing to me. Let’s try and perk things up a bit.

What do we have to look forward to?

Well . . . I can’t say too much, but hubby and I are working on a masterplan and this month we’ll be working towards that even more – so that’s exciting.  Keeping you in suspence am I?  Well, watch this space.


This weekend, I’m going to be baking lots and lots of cupcakes for my work colleagues (we bring in cakes for our birthdays).  So that will give me the opportunity to go wild with designs and lots of florist paste flowers!



I really want to sort out the house.  I’ve been saying it for as long as I have been writing this blog, but I want organised jars with pretty stickers, lovely cupboards with everything facing the same way, no clutter in the spare room, no junk drawers, my bedroom drawers to actually close, just all the normal things really.  I’m going to try.  Very hard.  Will start again, this month.  I have the jars, and the stickers – so I’m getting closer!

Great British Beef Week
21-27 April 2013

As if I need an excuse to tuck into a big chunk of beef.  But, I’ll be supporting this week without fail.  Boeuf Bourgignon anyone?


National Gardening Week
15-21 April 2013
In the hope that spring will be here by then, it will be lovely to celebrate by planting some colour into the garden and getting everything ready for summer. Bring on the sun. I even have a new garden stool to use to save my knees from hurting. I’m getting on a bit aren’t I?

Spring Hopes

As the snow seems to be getting heavier, what other inspirational springtime thoughts can we have?

  • The hope of bright sunshine for a few days in a row
  • April showers and that rain smell
  • Baby lambs hopping around the fields
  • The first spring flowers and being able to garden again
  • Waking up to birdsong
  • Putting away the winter woolies and replacing them with cardies and floral dresses
  • Spring cleaning and filling the home with fresh air
  • Taking a walk amongst the blossom
  • A spring drive and sunday Roast Lamb lunch
  • Spring vegatables . . . yum!

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