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Thank f*ck it’s spring.

I mean really, winter. Don’t let the door hit you, etc etc.

Is it just me? I don’t even feel like this winter was especially long, but it’s slowly started gnawing at my soul. I generally quite like the colder weather; I’m a big fan of the snow & log fires & scarves & boots. I like the necessity of blankets after dark. I could easily take another few months of steaming mugs of tea & wooly socks.

It’s the deadness that’s getting to me. Out of the window, just a sea of brown and grey. The biggest surprise in our Ideal Home feature (because, did I mention, our house is in Ideal Home this month? *hairflip*) was how lush and green it looked outside the windows. Did it REALLY ever look like that? Did we spend last summer in Eden or something?!

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Now, thankfully, finally, Spring is tiptoeing in. A few days in London made this abundandly clear – a day without coat or tights, frolicking under the magnolias with Luke Skywalker (because I have this viral Luke Skywalker project – did I mention that too? *further hairflip*). Lunch outside with sparkling elderflower gin in the sun.

Up here in the hills it’s a little less present, but the signs are slowly emerging. Tiny bulges of buds on the brown twigs of winter; birdsong in the evening. The tiny baby bunny our cat dragged in last night – now safely rescued and being hand-weaned by the vets, to be returned to us, tame, as a new little pet. Fresh little lambs in the rolling fields and everywhere – even on my drives into the grey of the city – a swarm of sunny daffodils.

In riotous celebration,  I am launching a new hashtag project over on Instagram called #TFIspring. (If you don’t like swearing, that’s fine by me – just mentally insert your own f-word like ‘Force’ or ‘fun’ or ‘famous five’). I’ll be sharing and highlighting my faves, and would love you to join in! Anything springy goes – from bright new blooms to shiny new shoes. I’ll see you there.

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Follow the yellow bloom road. Pack a picnic, and maybe an extra layer, and let’s trot onwards to spring. I can smell it on the breeze, & something tells me it’s going to be glorious.

13 Comments

  • Sara Tasker

  • April 10, 2016

Haha! Thanks Divya – love the idea of you working your way through that madness together. Your lovely words mean such a lot xxx

  • Sara Tasker

  • April 10, 2016

Same – I’ve found the best solution is to keep a running list in my iPhone notes & copy and paste as necessary.
What’s not to love about baby animals and slowly ebbing daylight, whilst drowning in flowers? You’ve made me long for it even more! x

  • Sara Tasker

  • April 10, 2016

hahaha! but they ARE, for sure! Sounds like it’s been sizzling for you over there. Hope you manage to find a copy of Ideal Home – will share some snaps on here once i get chance too so people can see how fancy they made our house look! hehe! x

  • Sara Tasker

  • April 10, 2016

Thank you Farrah! Yes, the dead trees and the dead light are the real killers in winter. So ready for fresh green buds and bright evenings!

  • Sara Tasker

  • April 10, 2016

I so agree Kayleigh – winter needs to blow on out. Thanks for the photo love! x

  • Kayleigh Wright

  • April 04, 2016

I am so glad it’s spring! I couldn’t deal with Winter anymore, it was getting me down. Now the warm weather is something to look forward to! Beautiful photos, especially the first one 🙂

Kayleigh | anenthusiasmfor.blogspot.co.uk

  • Divya

  • April 03, 2016

The feeling is mutual! Last night my husband and I binged on your Luke Skywalker Insta account and that was an evening well spent! lol! Your pictures tell a story and I cannot get enough of them! x

  • Nicola

  • April 02, 2016

I fear I may be turning into my mother but aren’t those daffodils glorious! It’s been a long hot summer in Sydney ( I think we had the hottest March on record) and we don’t really have winter but I am looking forward to nights cold enough to light a fire and snuggle into a cozy sweater. I will be keeping an eye on my newsagents ‘foreign’ shelf- your Ideal Home will probably appear in May!

  • Peta

  • April 02, 2016

Oh how exciting! I will have to try and remember the new hashtag, I am terrible for completely forgetting to use them. I am also so happy Spring is here, it always fills my heart with joy. I think it’s the colours and smells as well as the baby animals with daylight slowly but surely ebbing into what once was dusk.

  • Sara Tasker

  • April 02, 2016

Oh so jealous – but aren’t we always that way about the opposite of what we have? Thanks Divya – lovely to ‘meet’ you & looking forward to following your blog & on twitter! x

  • Sara Tasker

  • April 02, 2016

yes! Onwards and upwards to brighter days! x

  • Jordyn Schwersky

  • April 02, 2016

This post is so relevant right now. This winter killed me, and I could not be happier that spring is here. Things are looking up for sure.

http://www.jordynmyah.com

  • Divya

  • April 02, 2016

In that case, you DON’T want to know how sunny it is here! 😛 I love the idea of winter so much you won’t believe, we hardly get any here! Anyway I really hope the sun starts shining soon! Good luck with the Instagram project!

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