Spring has sprung! It has been a confusing start to the season, we’ve had an explosion of blossom trees, some gorgeous sunny days, tee shirt weather, followed by rainy days and rummaging for a jumper, then more sun… nobody knows what to expect!
The new season seems like a good moment to stop and take stock of where things are at. This is a Pip Lincolne idea, which lots of us think is quite terrific, so you’ll see Taking Stock posts pop up here and there, and I find it’s always an exercise that takes me to unexpected places.
Here we go!
Making: a mess as I tidy up, you’ve got to go backwards before you can go forwards it seems.
Cooking: pikelets – they are so easy and deliver every single time. Yummo.
Drinking: coffee in the mornings, peppermint tea when I have a tummy ache, and my afternoon beverage of choice is soda water and lemon cordial. Sometimes I add a splash of vodka as the sun goes down!
Reading: I just read Ruby Wax’s (Waxes?!) book Sane New World, which I found super interesting and engaging. The brain is an incredible organ.
Smelling: spring blooms
Looking: up. Even on days when I’m feeling sub-chipper, I do try, literally and figuratively, to look up. The sky is such a reassuring presence. Clouds, sunshine through branches, all that blue that goes on forever. Sigh, I love it.
Playing: old Tina Arena tunes; Chains, Sorrento Moon, Heaven Help My Heart. Such great songs and what a GREAT singer she is.
Deciding: what’s for dinner every damn night is painful at the moment. I’ve temporarily lost my kitchen mojo.
Wishing: I had a personal chef, or at least someone to stock my fridge.
Enjoying:sunny days ☀️☀️
Waiting: for my kitchen mojo to return. I’m hoping that flavoursome, simple, crunchy salad days aren’t far off.
Liking: that other people seem to appreciate my artistic endeavours.
Loving: spending time with special friends.
Pondering: where new things might take me.
Buying: new pillows! I think it’s time, and a friend gave me a little “pick me up” voucher recently, so I can afford a simple treat.
Watching: diverse documentaries on iTunes – Kill Switch, Tender, Herb & Dorothy, Copy & Paste.
Hoping: for good things for you. Yep, really!
Noticing: there’s strength in the sunshine again.
Knowing: I have good people in my life, I am not in this alone.
Thinking: about collaboration, encouragement, words, and creativity.
Admiring: the makers, the dreamers, and those who get up and step into the arena.
Opening: new tubes of paint.
Feeling: positive again, after a shaky few weeks.
Snacking: on strawberries, or Twisties.
Hearing: birdsong #tweettweet 🐥🐥
How are you feeling about the change of season? I’m happy to be seeing more blue skies than grey, that’s for sure.
But I’m also a teensy bit jealous of those of you moving into autumn, spring is a beautiful season, but autumn will always have my heart.
What’s your favourite season?
Have you got a fabulous (and frugal) salad recipe for me?
Keep looking up,