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Tuesday Treat – Hello Spring!

I don’t know about you, but I am loving spring this year. The warmth from the sun, the blossoms on the tree and bulbs poking up through the soil. The sun seems to make everything just a little bit better and a little bit brighter and I’m pleased not to have to wear fifteen layers every time I leave the house (though I will miss my woolly tights!)

Spring in Abingdon

Sunday, when this picture was taken, was the perfect spring day. We headed out early for a dog walk to one of our favourite haunts, warmed up in the sun and spent some time pottering about in the garden. I was so worried that everything would die, as we didn’t get a chance to sort the garden out before winter. Instead, we’ve found that most plants have survived and some of the bulbs I was able to plant have grown.

I really hope the good weather lasts until the Easter holidays. As I was poorly for half term, I’m hoping to get out for lots of walks with Poppy, watch the garden bloom and enjoy some well earned rest and relaxation.

Tuesday Treat – Spring Time Sunshine

How beautiful was the weather last weekend?! After three weeks of constantly blowing my nose, feeling rubbish and not having a spare five minutes to myself, it was lovely to get out in the sun with Poppy and Phil over the weekend.


While the bulbs I planted in the garden have yet to produce any colour, there’s plenty of colourful flowers to be seen out and about. I also think I’m finally getting over my cold, which is good so hopefully that’ll be the last I see of that for a while. Not only that, but I enjoyed a Mother Superior bathbomb from Lush and it was delicious! Isn’t it great to see the back of winter?! Let’s hope there’s lots more sun to come!

Tuesday Treat – Spring Sunshine

Does anyone else feel like the whole of the UK breathes a sigh of relief every time the sun appears? Like we’re all thinking, thank goodness it’s not raining today?! I know I do. We didn’t get flooded over the winter, but we certainly got sick of it. Walking Poppy is no fun in the rain, especially as she has to smell every little thing! Despite that, Poppy is very happy to see the sun too. She’s a real sunworshipper and will seek out any spot of the warm stuff in the house, often leaving me on my own, which is most unusual for her!

sundogThe only drawback about the good weather is that it means it’s time to spring clean and start planning diy and gardening chores. I’m not really ready for that yet, mainly because I know we’ve got lots and lots of jobs that need doing, and it’s a little overwhelming. I’m still happy to hibernate on the sofa, watching Game of Thrones reruns in front of the fire! Just like Poppy, I’m always looking for the warmest spot in the room!

How about you? Are you done with hibernating and ready to spring clean the place or do you want a few more days hiding under the blanket in your favourite warm spot?


Spring Cleaning time


It’s funny how just a few days of sunshine make all the difference to how you feel, isn’t it? The sun this weekend has been a welcome relief to all the gloom of recent months. I hadn’t intended on starting to spring cleaning, but with we had planned to decorate the hall so whichever way you look at it, it was time to get on with some of those indoor jobs. When the sun shines, it doesn’t seem to matter what you’re doing, as long as the sun shines! One thing I did do was buy some more spring flowers. You can never have too many flowers & they help brighten the house on the days when the clouds cover the sun.


As my OH was poorly, we’ve put off redecorating the hall until next weekend. So instead I started Spring cleaning. The biggest change came from washing the net curtains. We only have 2 – one in the bathroom & one in my study. Now, I’m not usually a fan of spring cleaning, especially as these nets are hand-wash only but the one for my study wasn’t this colour when I washed it! It sits in front of a draughty window so had caught a lot of dust. Now it’s washed, ironed & rehung, it’s brought a real brightness to my study, which is always a good thing!

PS – Can you tell I’m on Vine?! I love making those little 6 second videos. They’re a great way to capture a moment in time where a photo might not do it justice, like fresh washing blowing on the line in the sun.