Here in Cornwall, spring comes early. As soon as it hits January, my husband becomes like an excited little boy eager to see his first sighting of a daffodil or a snowdrop. Most of you know how depressing the past couple of months has been with its really bad weather which resulted to flooding all over the UK. Hopefully, that is over now.
In our little household, my daughter and I have been battling with a bad cough and cold. She seems to be doing better. I on the one hand, seemed to have been hit really bad. At night, you’d hear me cough and snort like an old engine trying to rev up, it’s been disturbing my husband so I’ve been sleeping with my daughter who doesn’t seem to mind. I think all my snorting and coughing assures her that I am still beside her and so she sleeps well.
So yes, folks, I’ve been walking around in our little house with a head that feels as big and heavy as a rain-cloud – snorting and huffing away like an engine of an old train, all drugged up with paracetamol. To make matters worst, I’ve also been hit by a massive wave of homesickness that’s been bashing me day in and day out. I haven’t seen my family for over three years now you see, although admittedly I do Skype with them regularly, but that’s not the same. Little T and I were supposed to go home this February, but the unexpected sale of our house has derailed that trip and since the sale of houses here in England happens in a snail’s pace, all plans are shelved right now. We are in limbo, hence the woe-is-me attitude.
Going back to a more cheerful topic – spring! Yes, we’ve had a number of good days actually. The sun’s been out, though we’ve also had a few showers, but at least, we have been re-acquainted with the sun and the days also seem longer.
I don’t exactly recall the first time my husband had his first daffodil sighting, I think it did happen sometime in January and we’ve also seen snow-drops. But yes, spring has sprung, not in full-bloom, but it’s definitely made its presence felt.
This photo was taken in Lanhydrock (a National Trust property nearest to us) a few years ago. The flowers are lovely there in the spring. Come to think of it, the flowers are lovely everywhere in spring time here in England.
What I also love about it is that you can take spring inside your home with you. Last year, my husband planted some crocuses and it bloomed the loveliest shade of pink and white. This year because of the (sigh) sale of the house, we haven’t done any spring time preparations at all.
Lat year, even the daffodils were proudly displayed on our kitchen table. At the moment, I don’t have any spring flowers inside our home, only the flowers given to us on Valentine’s Day. I’m thankful for that too.
What do you love about spring?
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