BEDM: Spring is here!

Spring is here, and here in London, for me, that means several things….

Blue skies brilliant above the red bricks and sky scrapers of the city.

Blossom trees that festoon you with blooms like so much confetti.

Windows open.

Too much time (as if there could ever be enough!) chatting in pub gardens and outside cafés.

Playful kittens getting bolder and sillier.

Washing on the line.

The social wakening up continues, as it has from around Easter time, and the diary fills with picnics, walks, meals, parties and fun.

Ice pops.

The navies and blacks of the winter wardrobe starting to yeild to the pastels of spring and early summer.

Trying to understand cricket.

Leaving the house without checking the weather…or taking a coat (even if you do always still have your brolly with you!).

The urge to clean and tidy and sort.

That moment where you do the maths and realise it’s a little over fifty working days until the summer break.

Crisp refreshing gin and tonics.

Light mornings.  Longer evenings.

A season of green, of new, of starting over.


  1. Natasha De Vil
    2nd May 2013 / 6:55 am

    I don't think I will ever understand cricket!

    • Claire
      2nd May 2013 / 10:59 am

      I'm so glad it's not just me 🙂

  2. City Girl At Heart
    2nd May 2013 / 11:58 am

    How lovely! 🙂

    • Claire
      2nd May 2013 / 3:28 pm

      Thank you! I love the spring awakening 🙂

  3. Lisa-Marie
    2nd May 2013 / 4:03 pm

    So much of this is true of spring in Scotland too. Lovely post Claire 🙂

    • Claire
      2nd May 2013 / 9:41 pm

      Thank you sweetie. It's a lovely part of the year 🙂

    2nd May 2013 / 9:20 pm

    Haha! I love that we have both listed gin for this post!

    • Claire
      3rd May 2013 / 10:35 am

      Great minds 😀

    • Claire
      3rd May 2013 / 10:35 am

      Thank you! Of course, I shall bimble over directly!

  5. Riot Kitty
    3rd May 2013 / 12:28 am

    I still have to take a coat in the mornings, but afternoons have been gorgeous – unseasonably warm – hurray!

    • Claire
      3rd May 2013 / 10:36 am

      Stunning here. I must do a photo fest soon!

  6. Christielli
    3rd May 2013 / 1:43 am

    Love how you wrote this post. Happy spring!

    • Claire
      3rd May 2013 / 10:36 am

      Thank you darling! Phone call this weekend?

  7. Siobhan
    4th May 2013 / 8:00 am

    Yes. Blossom, windows, sunshine. Yes.

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