Friday, 23 March 2018

For the love of Spring

I don't know about you, but Spring brings me all the joy.

Spring is, without a doubt, my season. So here I am to gush over it, now that it's *finally* blooming.

The temperature has finally, slowly but surely, been picking up in the UK (let's not talk about the blizzards that have hit during March), and I could not be happier about it. Whilst I'm writing this I've got a window cracked open with Haim playing on the turntable, and I can honestly say that it feels like Spring, which feels like a bit of a miracle after the bitter winter we've endured (and if the Winter strikes back one more time, I'm gonna lose it).

Personally, I always see Spring as the season of elegance, of grace, and, naturally, of bloom. It's the season when, for the first time in the year, I feel entirely like myself. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I was a Spring baby that makes me love the season so, or I sometimes convince myself that Zodiac signs say it all, and therefore as Aries is the first sign, this must be the actual beginning of the year. Who knows, but either way, this is the time of year when I'm happiest and most ready for whatever the rest of the year wishes to throw at me.

Anyway, as part of this little ode to Spring, I thought I'd leave a little list of my favourite things to do/places to go in the Spring - because some things are so much better in specific seasons.

Visiting a nature reserve / area of natural beauty - National Trust walks 100% included and recommended - honestly anywhere with a lot of trees is ideal, with the beautiful blossom (trees are my favourites)

Afternoon tea - particularly in pretty locations (there are so many places in Oxford - see image above for my favourite)

Going to the seaside - it's not too warm or busy and it's so pretty on a sunny day

Cleaning - a traditional one, but there's no better feeling than having your windows open when you've just cleaned

Early morning workouts - rise with the sun and get a sweat on

Reading *outside!* (the bugs in summer drive me a little crazy, so Spring is definitely my favoured season for this)

Rediscovering your local area - after many months cooped up inside, it's time to get out and just live in your city/town (here's me enjoying a little sun at Oxford Castle)

Coat: ASOS; Jumper: New Look (similar)

What are your Spring plans?

Until next time.

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