It’s Starting!

Definitely a feel of spring about the place today. And about time too!

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Snowdrops abound; a suspicion of daffodil buds. Two or three pale crocuses have opened today, lonely and straggly in their oversized planters. (Where are the others?)

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I’ve planted out some more red tulips, which were a most welcome gift. A lot to look forward to there …

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Tiny shifts, tiny events everywhere, from the unidentified and intriguing (dark red shoots emerging in unmarked pots) to surprise discoveries (shy, white blooms of forgotten winter-flowering honeysuckle). And last year’s biggest rescue mission: white narcissus bulbs, found in a terrible, neglected state and given an emergency home in a huge plastic box. Too close together, too many in the box, but still alive and raring to go, by the looks of it. Let’s wait and see.

Aspire

Twelve days ago, in my post ‘Into the Light’, I asked myself what I would achieve in the coming week and the rest of my holiday. So, although it might not sound like much so far…

  • I’ve made time to catch up with some old friends.
  • I’ve visited one of my favourite places: Ely Cathedral.
  • I’ve made a significant start on getting rid of the mountain of clutter in my house.
  • I’ve started to plan a writing project. (Excited but nervous about this one.)
  • I’ve done quite a lot of reading.

There’s much more to do, though, so here is a picture to encourage me to aim higher!

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First Weekend Coffee Share

If we were having coffee, I’d probably tell you that I’ve decided to recharge my Fitbit and give it another try.

I threw it across the room in the middle of the night a few weeks ago, when I had flu and was probably hallucinating or something. Now seems like the time to try again. Spring seems to have arrived today. The air is full of birdsong. Cowslips and forget-me-nots are blooming in the garden – and a new start seems appropriate. Change is in the air; I don’t want to ignore it.

So… I have to change too. I need to work on exercise, a healthy diet and mental relaxation. And how I spend my time in the lighter spring evenings when I come home from work.

Plugging that charger in now!