Illness, getting up when its dark and arriving home in the dark, being cold, rain, snow, rain and snow together, lethargy…these are just some of the things I despise about Winter.
This week gave us both Pancake Day and Valentines Day. We all know that both of these events mark the imminent arrival of spring. Gone is the post Christmas depression that so many seem to suffer from after western societies most loud and garish festival of tat. They are a gentle lead into the festival of chocolate eggs, bunnies and daffodils, otherwise known as Easter (or Eostre). Bring on the Spring Equinox and that strange two weeks of sunshine we get in the UK before a “Summer” filled with floods, freak hail storms and relentless grey skies.
I compiled a lovely treasury on Etsy that is filled with items that remind me of Spring. Expect lots of flowers, bright colours and the odd cute animal…
Beautiful Print of Blackbird’s Nest by BusyBlackbird on Etsy
Handmade bright pink wool mix felt flower by ColourSplshbyCath on Etsy
I actually did not make any pancakes this year. They make a mess, you have to cook one at a time and layer them up with foil. I don’t like getting sticky fingers and I hate the way that standing over hot fat in a frying pan makes my hair smell.