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Walking forwards

Walking forwards.  The flip over into March seems to be awakening a sort of restlessness in me. I can’t stop tidying, clearing out, organising things. I feel an impatience for the heat of summer, but also for something I can’t quite put my finger on. A need to be ‘doing’ after months of stasis. A… Read More Walking forwards

Blog, Mental Health, Outdoors, Simplicity

Observe

Observe. A teeny, tiny crocus has reared its head in the garden under the birch tree. Poking through the snow, adjacent to a singular snowdrop, the bright yellow bud looks almost fluorescent in the palate of ice whites, muted greys and browns that accompany bad weather here in the UK. It’s as if my eyes… Read More Observe

Blog, Living, Mental Health, Self Discovery

Float

Float.  The fog in the valley is whiter than usual. Thick, still, eerie, yes – but bright, wrapping me in a cocoon of something that’s not-quite-light. Bulbs are pushing strongly through the ground, peeping above the snow that lies still frozen. Blue tits are popping in and out of the bird box. Fox and squirrel… Read More Float

Blog, Minimalism

Clearing out – Spring Decluttering

Clearing out – Spring Decluttering  It’s spring! Finally! And along with the better weather and hints of warmth appearing in the longer days, I seem to have woken from the sluggishness of winter along with the season. Feeling more ‘spring-like’ means I’ve been looking at life with new eyes…and along with that, comes the inevitable… Read More Clearing out – Spring Decluttering

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Time to change

  The leaves of the silver birch rustle delicately in a lukewarm breeze, rippling shadows onto the grass, rippling sea song to my ears. My eyes take in translucent stream lazily curling from a patterned mug, dark strong coffee cooling slowly from rosebuds and clay. A juvenile robin explores under the blackcurrant bush, a ball of… Read More Time to change

Blog, Outdoors

First Day

The first warm day of spring, the day after the equinox. From a chilly start, the sun rose higher, pale yellow light strengthening, the birds celebrating in song. For the first time I feel the spirit of the new season awaken and turn my face upwards to welcome this day, these rays. I bring my… Read More First Day

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Reasons I love my garden in spring

Reasons I love my garden in spring These cheery dudes… My veg patch complete with curious cat The giant christmas tree Beer seat Also these cheery dudes too What is your favourite thing about outside in spring?