Monday, 1 March 2021

8 Things to look forward to this Spring


Ah Spring... it's almost time for nature to awaken around us again as the first buds of cherry blossom appear, the sun starts to show its face again and the evenings get lighter and I for one cannot wait. 

I have found winter exceptionally hard this year - I've mentioned before how I suffer from a touch of S.A.D but that paired with constant grey skies and lockdown for what feels like months again really knocked me down. I feel like I am coming out the other side at the moment and as we've been blessed with a few days of sunshine and blue skies, I'm getting more and more excited about spring. 

In the spirit of celebrating the little things, I've put together eight things to look forward to this spring, regardless of the country still slowly opening back up again - if we've learnt anything this year, it's that the most special moments really are the little things in life.


1. The weather getting better is sure to bring music to anyone's ears - especially after the winter we've just had. I felt so jubilant at that first blue sky of the year and as I write this the sun is streaming through the windows - spring for the most sees the perfect temperates, not too hot, not too cold and light jacket weather really is the best. 

2. Spring means lighter evenings and that is certainly something I can get on board with. There was nothing worse in the winter than Arran and I finishing work and it being cold and dark so a walk with the little one was out of the question. 

3. Nature really makes itself known at this time of year - the leaves start to grow, flowers are budding and you'll soon hear the sweet chirping of birds. I can't help but wake with a smile on my face. 

4. Our daily walks have saved our sanity over the last year but as it became colder, we definitely stayed in more and more so just having that motivation to get outside again will make such a difference. To be honest, I think just getting outside for anything will make a difference - walks, picnics, adventures and I really can't wait for a stroll along the shore with the sun beaming down. 
 

5. When it comes to my baking, I tend to stick to seasonal recipes so with the new season on the horizon I can't wait to try my hand at Strawberry Tarts, Light Sugarsnap Biscuits and deliciously fruity cakes. I might even have a bit more practise at buttercream icing and make some bunny cupcakes.

6. I've touched on flowers beginning to bud but I feel as though they definitely need their own spot. I don't know about you but flowers just put the biggest smile on my face and they're something I've ordered consistently throughout lockdown. I can't wait to see the blossom, wisteria and daffodils popping up everywhere soon.

7. I had to slip Easter in there somewhere - it's the ideal time to spend quality time with family and friends, enjoy plenty of Easter Eggs and of course a Lindt bunny or two. The big question is deciding on what egg to buy this year - the choice is even bigger than usual!

8. Finally, we're happier - exposure to sunlight increases the hormone serotine in our brains, which make us feel happy and that is a good enough reason in itself.

What are you looking forward to the most?

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17 comments

  1. Spring is such a lovely and happy season, I love the start of lighter evenings, better weather and the flowers blossoming again, it's just a dream! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

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  2. I also suffer with SAD and whilst I love the darker evenings, the morning are hard. Totally with you on the flowers x

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  3. It's my favourite season! I love hearing the birds sing and seeing them gather things to makes their nests - I saw a blue tit picking up some of my cat's fur the other day and I was thinking how cosy their nest will be! All of our Spring bulbs are starting to bloom, the sky is blue and I love the stretch in the evening. Spring brings hope and I am here for that xx

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  4. I'm so glad we're finally in Spring. Winter felt like it lasted forevvvver didn't it! I'm loving the lighter nights were having now. I think by the end of the month the sun is supposed to set around 7:30pm. Yaaay!

    Claire.x
    www.clairemac.co.uk

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  5. This was so positive to read! I'm excited for spring, it always feels like such a hopeful season xx

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  6. I am SOOO glad it is finally spring! It is such a lovely season and much easier to plan things outdoors when you have kids! x

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  7. I do love this time of year when the sun starts shining and the days get longer. I love being able to get out in the garden and start planting things x

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  8. Spring certainly feels like it's on the horizon! I am so ready for more family time, lunches outside and garden giggles. I can't wait to see my niece and nephews and just play all day in the sunshine!

    Rosie

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  9. Thanks for sharing, I'm glad that spring is here, more chances to get outside for fresh air :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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  10. ALready flowers and trees are starting to bloom and with longer days, I really can't wait for some time outside under the sun! x

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  11. I definitely want to do more baking! We heading into Autumn and I can't wait for the colder Cape Town weather.

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  12. Lighter evenings is what I am in desperate need of!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.thereluctantblogger.co.uk/

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  13. I genuinely can't wait to see what your summer baking is, everytime I see your Instagram it makes me so hungry. I'm really excited for the brighter mornings and a little bit of sunshine x

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  14. I cannot wait for spring, I feel like it’s one of the only positive things recently x

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  15. More daylight definitely lifts my mood! I look forward to seeing some friends outside soon once the weather is more consistent

    Jasmine xx

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  16. Oh I love all of this. Spring is ultimately my favourite season. I love eating lighter food, going for long walks and seeing flourishes of pink blossoms everywhere. I'm so excited to cook new meals this Spring as well and brighten up my répétiteur a little. I would say I'm excited to bake too but I make the ugliest cakes (although always delicious in my opinion). There's so much to feel good about with lighter mornings on their way. I can already tell Spring is going to do wonders for my mental health.

    Kate | kindlyk.co.uk x

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  17. I love Spring! I always laugh about it, but Spring and Autumn are my favourite times of the year, and they are so similar yet so different! I'm so glad to see those lighter evenings, especially now we can go for a walk

    www.itsrebeccaellis.co.uk

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