Spring Is Here ~ BEDM

So it looks as though spring is finally here, albeit a little late. The weather that we have right now, here in my part of Essex at least, is very sunny and warm, with a slight chill in the air. That’s spring weather right there, and we probably should have had it about a month ago, but who’s complaining?

Anyone who knows me well knows that autumn is my favourite season, but my reasons for loving autumn help to make spring a close runner up. Both are seasons of change and transition; I’m not a big fan of extremes temperatures, either hot or cold, so spring and autumn provide lots of the fun without any of the discomfort.

One of my favourite things about spring is the colour of the sky. After month upon month of grey skies, it’s so nice to take a photo and have that luscious blue sky in the background. I think most people would agree that when the sun is shining and the sky is blue, even if the temperature doesn’t quite reach shorts-and-sandals heights, you can feel your mood lifting!

(Although I am a massive fan of everyone’s favourite photo-editing app, I should say that the only photo here that has been through the Instagram filter process is the middle one. The blue skies of the other two are filterless!)

Friday Letters

Dear someone/anyone, please come and tidy my bedroom for me so I don’t have to do it.

Dear Spotify, thank you so much for removing the five-play limit. You have no idea how happy you have made me.

Dear fellow bookgroupers, I think we should just dispense with the bookgroup moniker. We meet to gossip!

Dear V, somehow Skype didn’t work out this week. Next Wednesday?

Dear weather, I hate to be such a cliché and go on about you, but you are all set to wreck all my plans this weekend, so I hate you.

Dear May, I think you’re probably going to be a pretty awesome month, so hurry up and arrive, yeah?

Dear Hugh Laurie, if you want to send me some tickets to your London show, that would be aces. Ta.

Photo by Hannah2803 on Instagram (used with permission)

Friday Letters


Dear Friday, welcome back. It’s always nice to see you.

Dear biscuits, please work out today. It will be good to cross another one off the list.

Dear Abbie, I’m looking forward to dinner tonight!

Dear Jen, I’m not very happy that you are withholding Lost from me.

Dear everyone, Happy International Women’s Day!

Dear Mother’s Day, you used to be one of my favourite days of the year. Now, not so much. But I hope everyone has a nice day all the same.

Dear weather, good one. A couple of nice days and then you are back to the same old nonsense.

Dear fellow quizzers, bring your A-game on Saturday night please. I want another win!

Roll On Summer

A couple of days ago, the always fabulous Hannah posted ten reasons why she can’t wait until the summer holidays. As a university student, she has the summer break in her sights already, and I don’t blame her!

Anyway, between that blog post and the delightfully spring-like weather we have been experiencing over the past few days, I was inspired to make my own list of reasons I am looking forward to the summer.

1. I’m going to see Bon Jovi in July at Hyde Park. Fingers crossed the weather is as good as it was last time.

2. There will be a new tiny addition to the family in August, and I can’t wait for cuddles!

3. I am notoriously rubbish at coping with hot weather, but by now, I am bored of winter and looking forward to the temperature rising just a little bit.

4. Warmer weather means less clothes. I’m not especially fond of stripping off, but I do like getting my arms and (depending on my level of weight loss by the time summer arrives) my legs out.

5. I am looking forward to summery activities, like barbecues, picnics and days out.

A photo taken many years ago on a sunny Bank Holiday picnic in the park! ~

7. This year, two of my best friends are turning thirty. Birthdays are the best; I don’t know how we’ll celebrate with them yet, but I am sure we will be doing something fun!

8. Sitting in the garden with a book and a long, tall glass of something cold makes me happy, and I can do a lot more of that in the summer!

9. I bemoan the loss of all the good television in the summer (it really is dire), but it gives me a chance to catch up with all the shows that I have been meaning to watch for ages.

10. There a Caravan of Love weekend in my summery future, and I cannot wait. They are the best weekends of my year.