There is something just magical about the arrival of spring. I know that in Northern Ireland it is generally cold wet and miserable all year round but it’s clear that spring is on its way when the days start to get longer and going out only requires you to throw on a raincoat rather than having to bundle yourself up in lots of layers, a heavy coat, a scarf, a hat and gloves! I know Laura loves the arrival of autumn (and I do too) but I really really love to know that spring has sprung!
5 Reasons I’m Happy it’s Nearly Spring
The days get longer
I’m lucky to be at home with my kiddos so I still manage to see some daylight in the winter months but it’s so much easier to get up in the morning when it’s bright already. My evenings are more productive when it’s still bright and I definitely feel more inclined to keep the house a bit cleaner when there is enough daylight to highlight all the dirty bits… spring cleaning ahoy! I can’t decide if that is a good thing or not though…
Things start growing
There are daffodils up already and it’s planting time! I love to know that we have our own supply of veggies on the way. Everywhere looks so much nicer when the trees have leaves again and flowers start to appear. And lambs! Seriously, they are the cutest! Sad but true fact – I do like to take a wee drive out to see lambs bouncing around in their fields. They are awesome!
We can get out a bit more
Really there’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing! Mind you when it’s blowing a gale outside and the rain is like a solid wall of water falling it’s a bit more pleasant to stay indoors. I love getting out on a crisp, dry spring day and I also love being able to chuck the kids out in the garden to play! It may still be a bit chilly but there’s definitely a bit of heat in the sun when it appears. Double bonus – it also means that I can hang my washing out on the line. I flippin love the smell of washing that has been hung out to dry!
The end of the winter bugs!
The end of summer and the return to school seems to herald the arrival of a season of sickness. Even if you don’t have to deal with your very own little germ factories (maybe I should just call them my children?) it’s unlikely that you will escape. Colds, flus and the myriad dreaded viruses that can’t be killed with antibiotics can only effectively be treated by lying on the sofa under a blanket with Lemsip and Netflix. Thankfully when spring rolls around everyone seems to get a bit healthier and life becomes a bit more bearable!
I have an excuse for going a bit colour crazy!
I always feel a bit more colourful and inclined towards bright and happy displays when spring arrives. Flowers, bright colours, bunnies, chicks and eggs! Keep your eyes peeled for some spring themed DIYs coming soon to get you in a cheerful spring mood too.
Are you a fan of Spring? What are you looking forward to the most about the upcoming season?