Spring is just around the corner; already we are seeing lighter nights and slightly higher temperatures. The kids are especially glad to gain an extra hour or so of sunlight as they are now able to get out into the garden and to enjoy some fresh air after school.
It’s so lovely to watch J & E playing outside together, they may shout and scream like banshees but it’s all in the name of fun and play. I love standing by the sink, washing the pots and listening to the radio whilst watching J & E running around outside.
I am so glad that we re-vamped the garden with astroturf, if we should have had grass at this point in the year, it would have been unusable. I remember the mud bath which our garden would become for almost ten months of the year, whereas now the kids can run about whatever the weather.
It won’t be long before we are able to throw the french doors open and to enjoy dinner on the decking. We have plenty of painting to get done before then; the fences need at least two coats slapping on whilst the decking could also do with a fresh coat of varnish or possibly paint. Either way, spring is well on the way and we are all far happier for it.