Spring Is The Springboard To Fun


What does spring mean to me? The end of a long dark, cold, grey period which I always feel I have to endure and therefore end up comfort eating and being lazier than I would like.

Spring makes me feel excited and optimistic and energised. I am a summer girl through and through, but spring prepares me for what is to come. All sorts moves me to start sorting out my life, my schedule, my wardrobe, so that I can enjoy every moment of the warmer months to come.

My heart lifts when blossom appears and flowers of very colour. I find my smiles becoming abundant. There is a spring in my step and a song in my heart and I relish every moment of being awake. Spring means life and colour and warmth – and it’s a sign that there is lots of fun ahead!


This was my post in response to the writing prompt from Sarah Elizabeth Moore:

Writing Prompt #17

Properly Preparing For Spring


What do I do to prepare for spring? I don’t feel I was quite prepared enough for this unusually beautiful spring bank holiday weekend.

I opened my wardrobe and saw too many wool sweaters and cardis, long sleeved tops,  jersey dresses, and there was not a single pair of shorts!

This weekend has been utterly gorgeous. I had two days in the sun. I had to work on Saturday and I have to work for six hours today. Have to keep thinking about bringing in more pennies towards the Australia fund!

IMG_20181010_171036.jpgBut I have realized I need to finish off packing my winter clothes away (I made a start a few weeks ago). I have already pulled out my storage bags from under the bed and I found some beautiful dresses. I want to fill my wardrobe with floral prints and floaty fabrics.

And I am also finding clothes that will be useful for my trip to Australia.

I also need to sort out my sun-glasses. I broke two pairs last year. I have two other pairs, but where are they? I need to hunt for them because after being out in the sun I had terrible head pain.

Well…I have to make sure I am already for next time we have a burst of beautiful weather here in England.


This was my post in response to the prompt from Sarah Elizabeth Moore:

Writing Prompt #16

Creation Comforting Me

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What a merry coincidence

That when my heart is most sore

Spring is here to cheer me

Wandering down lonely lanes

Breathing in fragrant air

My skin warmed by the sunshine

All of creation comforting me

As if they all know of my loss

And are intent on reaching out

Easing the sadness

Curing the pain

Healing the fracture


Aaaaah – anticipation is building indeed! SPRING is ahead. I am very excited.

How have I survived winter? How have I survived almost three months without Goldfinch? It’s been the longest winter without him.

I know it will be a whole lot easier now that spring and summer are around the corner at long last! Yay! Spring – bring it on!

Summer I have missed you – I have missed you almost as enough as I have missed gorgeous Goldfinch!

I am sure Goldfinch is blossoming. I am sure he is thriving and loving every moment of his time back in Australia. I do try not to take too much of his time with my penpal epistles to him. But I love him like I love the spring and the summer. I have been secretly (or not so secretly) longing for him just as I have longed all winter for the warmth of the sunshine.

I am needing something to look forward to…spring and summer will be wonderful. But, now, more than ever, I need Goldfinch to hold me. To hold me really tight and make it all alright.

But there are very good things ahead. A lot of healing will take place during spring and summer.

Only 114 Days To Go!

Today was dark…it was grey and damp. Was it raining? I don’t know, but I ended up soaked to the skin when I went shopping. Moist air was coming at me from all directions.

I found out today that Goldfinch has to go away again this weekend…which means, the next time I see him, will be the day before he flies out to Australia. That was a heart-sinking piece of news, I have to admit.

However, on the brighter side I picked up my train tickets to North Wales today – that last week of December is something I am really looking forward to. I might be going up Snowdon on Boxing Day – I love the nutcases in my brother-in-law’s family who would want to do that. I am really keen at the moment. My sister is worried because I had breathing difficulties so recently. The thing is, it’s not exertion that causes my brain to play up. My consultant said he would be happy for me to return to basketball if it were not for the risk of receiving a blow to the head. Hmm. I would love to go up Snowdon on Boxing Day!!

handsoapI received two parcels today from friends, one was posh hand-soap and posh hand-cream. I say “posh” because there is no way on earth I would ever pay £18 for a bottle of hand-soap and £20 for a bottle of hand cream – yes I looked at the website just now, I should not have. The other was some lovely gloves…I am very pleased because it is getting cold. Cold, dark, grey and damp. Gloves are highly appreciated indeedy!

I made three litres of butternut squash soup today. Most of that is now in the freezer. I ironed and did some office work for my employer (I do a lot of different tasks to help them run both their business and their domestic home) But my working day is not over yet! I have finished one job, but I am heading out now to another job…I have three hours to go, so I should be back home before 11pm…

Aaaaah! I saw the picture prompt for today from The Haunted Wordsmith and all I could think of was spring! I had an idea for a story. But I am not going to have the time to do it justice, so I will save my idea for another time. Instead I am going to say how much I am counting the days, longing for this gloomy, shivery, soggy time of year to be over and for spring to appear again. It’s only around 114 days until Spring!