Saturday, 20 February 2010

Reasons To Be Cheerful - A Few Days Away

Ok, this is getting very trying now. It's white AGAIN outside this morning and we are shivering at No. 25. I'm having my annual February whinge I'm afraid. Half-term has been fun though. My lovely friend H brought her two small people over for lunch and a play and gave me some deliciously, tantilising primulas. The colours are just peeping through and being as it's so cold outside I've dotted them around the house instead to surprise me with some much needed spring cheer as their petals begin to open.
Everything else is very bland and cold and I'm desperate for a change and lucky, lucky us we're off here again on Monday for a few days of fun in the forest. I'm so excited, absolutely can't wait! Even if the weather is grim (probably) we will be away somewhere else, not having to think about work or chores or how messy and dull the garden is. There'll be lots of swimming, throwing ourselves down water flumes, bike riding and generally having a bit of family r&r.
Grandma is coming too which always adds a bit more fun for the boys and means that Woody and me get to do one our favourite things - going to the waterpark all by ourselves in the evening. Acting like 13 year olds  always does us the power of good!
I'm really looking forward to a change of scene, fresh air and coming home to hopefully see some crocuses peeping through. Have a lovely week.

21 comments:

melanie said...

I hope you all have a wonderful trip to the forest, enjoy yourself. :) xxx

Katy Noelle said...

Well, you have a good run on spring going inside your home. Your fresh bright pictures are really lifting my spirits - I'm actually getting a bit choked (geesh!). I hope you have a wonderful vacation!

Love, Katy

KC'sCourt! said...

Have a lovely time.

charl said...

ooo sounds like your'e going to have a great time.. even better when you know you and your man get to spend some time together alone to which is indeed a must isnt it !!
loving the white of your house with the red spotty cloth against it all..looks very cheery!!!

A Country Girl said...

Have fun - the 'katacanoes' are great if the waether is kind enough!

bellaboo said...

Hope you have a wonderful time!The house will be all Spring-like on your return.

Bellaboo :o)

Pink Milk said...

What a lovely cheery and colourful post - gorgeous piccies.

Have a fabulous break.

Hx

HannahG said...

I promise spring is on the way- while its been frosty in Oxford the last few mornings, the days have been warmer. And spring moves at some thing like 2/3 north, slowing for each decent so it will be with you soon! Hope you enjoy the forest!
xxx

Rebecca said...

Spring is on its way, I am sure! I think this winter has lasted for way too long now! I hope you have a lovely trip xx

Hen said...

Hope you're having a lovely time, Steph. The weather has been lovely here the last few days.
Hen x

Judith said...

Have a great time. Go on act like a couple of kids, it will do you good. Sorry to hear about the white stuff again.

Jen said...

Such gorgeous blooms. You always inspire me to buy more flowers and put them in quirky holdings! :)

Garden Girl said...

have a fabulous time Steph, and no heavy petting in the swimming pool!
x

MelMel said...

Enjoy the break.....C.Parks is a lovely place, we are hoping to go the sherwood Forest one, later this year, with My Sister and Niece....

Your blog looks very bright n cheerful!xx

andamento said...

Beautiful blossom twigs, love the jug they're in too. Enjoy your break.

Pipany said...

Have a great time Steph and with luck (!) spring will be showing by the time you get back. Golly, I am so optimistic aren't I? It's blooming freezing here!!! x

The Fairy Glade said...

Enjoy your holiday, how lovely to be going away in February. Hope you get some warm weather. Rain like stair rods here today all the roads and lanes covered in sheets of water instead of snow, so not as pretty as last week. Dev x

Kate said...

Hi Steph

Thanks for popping by. Wishing you a very happy, dry, warm, sunny (?) holiday!

Kate x

Michelle said...

what a truly gorgeous blog. I just found you via the dorset cereal blog awards website and I'm so glad I did. I had to go and make a coffee and come back to look through all your lovel pics :o)

Katy Noelle said...

Emotions! Geesh!! Something we sometimes have to deal with. I have a frightening and draining and long term situation in my life and I've just spent a couple of hours not avoiding the subject and reading about it on the computer. I decided to just end up this session with a look at your site. Good idea it was too. What's funny is that as I scrolled down through all of your "floral wonders" posts I started to get teary eyed from the relief but when I hit the floral pillows and actually started to cry it made me laugh! I love pillows. hmmm!

I can't avoid the emotions but I can roll my eyes at them. Anyway, thanks so much for the uplift!

tinyinc said...

what lovely photographs. Do I spy a collection of jugs (one of my own thrifting weaknesses!).

a real treat of a blog.

tinyinc