As much as I love winter, I will admit that once the days start getting longer and I’m no longer arriving at and leaving the office in complete and utter darkness, I do start looking forward to spring. We get more sunshine, the trees sprout new leaves, lambs start frolicking in the fields, there are daffodils everywhere, and the promise of warmth makes us put our winter coats and boots in the Ikea bag at the bottom of the wardrobe.
There’s a lot to look forward to this spring, so I thought I’d tie it all up in a nice little list.
So we’re currently in the middle of some kind of crazy snow blizzard (#beastfromtheeast), and on the one hand, I love putting my pyjamas on and snuggling up on the sofa with the heating on and a mug of vanilla chai. But on the other, I REALLY want to feel the warmth on my skin. At the very least, it would be nice to step outside and not worry that my fingers might drop off.
2. Anniversary celebrations
Luke and I got married in the spring, which means we have anniversary celebrations to look forward to. We decided that each year we would celebrate our anniversary by climbing a mountain. Last year we climbed Snowdon, and this year we’re climbing Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons. Very excited about that one.
3. Starting my new job
Big news! I recently accepted a new job in my current company. I’m really looking forward to a fresh challenge, and I know I’m going to enjoy working with my new team. (And yes, I did make fajitas to celebrate).
4. A weekend in Cardiff
I’m heading down to the Welsh capital towards the end of this month, and I’m so excited about it! I’m going to see one of my university friends for a loooong overdue catch up.
5. Ice skating
At the end of last year when I was making plans for 2018, one of the things I said I wanted to do was start ice skating. I’ve never done it regularly, only ever on an ad-hoc basis. I always enjoy it though, and as 2018 is the year of doing things that make me happy, it only made sense to get my skates on. If you see me hobbling around Birmingham with a broken ankle/blister the size of a small planet, this will most likely be why.
6. Planning our southern coast road trip
There’s a separate post on it’s way about this, but Luke and I are planning a southern coast road trip for this summer, and I’ve just started getting organised for it. Now that we’re approaching spring, I really want to get stuck into the planning and start getting some things booked in, before we find that the only things available are the price of 5-bed detached in Chelsea.
Now tell me, what are you looking forward to this spring?