Springing into Action


Spring is the time of plans and projects.

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

I know what you’re thinking: It’s too early to be thinking of Spring (or, in my case, Summer, since I tend to divide the year into Summer – from when the clocks go forward – and Winter – when the clocks go back. Basically British Summer Time and Greenwich Mean Time). It’s still cold outside, and the evenings aren’t yet light enough, and it’s still grey and brrr…

But, the Sun, even if weakly, has made her appearance. The days are getting longer – it’s a wonderful thing to walk home after work and for it still to be light! Not that I have a garden to sit in and enjoy the sunshine, but you know, the thought’s there.

And I can feel my mood lifting already, now that my solar-panels are beginning to recharge again. There’s something so wonderfully joyous about a walk in the sunshine.

That and now I can start looking forward to summer-dresses and not having to wrap up warm in millions of layers or finding a non-laddered pair of tights.

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