Is it just me or has this felt like the longest winter ever? True to form the British weather has been a right old tease the past couple of months, from that false flash of Spring back in February to the March deep freeze. And despite the fact that we’re now over a week into April, Spring seems to still be playing hard to get. So, if like me you’re getting tired of waiting for warmer weather to arrive, here are few things you can do around that house to get that Spring feeling. 🙂
Have a Wardrobe Clear-out
On a soggy Sunday afternoon a couple of weeks ago, I was bored enough to feel like tackling my wardrobe. I made myself a cuppa, put Youtube on, scooped out my clothes and chucked them on the bed, and then I slowly started putting them into piles. It actually didn’t take very long, but at the end of it I’d sifted out all the clothes I didn’t wear anymore and the ones I wasn’t going to need until next winter (I held a few jumpers back knowing full well that 1. Spring got lost in the post this year, and 2. Uh, Wales). And bonus, I found some clothes I’d completely forgotten about, worked out what I was missing and made some room for some fresh Spring/Summer togs (you should see my ASOS wishlist…). Ah! That felt goooooood.
Bring the Outside Inside
Ever since Bungle moved in, I’ve become a really neglectful plant parent, and over the winter my indoor greenhouse kind of turned into a plant mortuary. Oops! Last week I decided enough was enough and had a crispy leaf clear-out. I got rid of all the dead plants, cleaned their pots and then trimmed, fed and re-potted the survivors (…there weren’t many… *ahem*). It’s surprising how empty and bland the house feels without a bit of greenery though, and so – even though I should probably be banned from ever owning vegetation again – I’m going to think about buying some new plants. 🙂
Make a Spring/Summer Bucket List
Okay, so the weather’s crap and it’s just too miserable to go out. So, I’m going to start making a list of everything I do want to do when the weather eventually cheers up. That way, as soon as the sun makes an appearance there won’t be any dithering and deciding where to go and what to do! I’m ready and raring.
I find it so hard to eat healthy when it’s cold and wet! All I want to do is stuff my face with chocolate and pizza. But I always feel so much better and more like summer is on its way when I ditch the heavy comfort food and start eating more fruit. Time to look up some new recipes to try!
Deep Clean the House
There’s nothing better than having a good old Spring clean, and this year – let me tell you guys – a deep clean was definitely needed. It’s been a wet winter and Bungle’s muddy paws had not only done a number on our carpets and skirting boards, but he’d flicked wet mud off on the walls so much that they were starting to look like a Jackson Pollock painting. Before Easter I took a couple of days and cleaned the house from top to bottom. And I mean really cleaned. I washed the curtains, wiped and repainted the skirting boards and went through about five bottles of Zoflora, but IT. WAS. WORTH. IT.
So whenever Spring actually feels like turning up, I’m ready for it! Have a great week everyone! 🙂