Spring has Sprung

April 10, 2016

Apparently, I’ve chosen the one day in the last fortnight where it isn’t lovely and sunny and warm to write this blog, but hey, I’m going to go with it… plus by the time I post this, I bet the weather has turned! Good old England!!

One thing though,

Is anyone wondering where on earth this year has gone? Like really, how is it April? When did that happen?? Was March just a dream?

I hope I’m not the only one!

One of the best things about this time of year is how much it feels like summer as soon as the temperature hits the 14 degree mark. There have even been a couple of days this month where I have *thought* about not wearing 100 denier tights, and bare my anemic, milk bottle legs, especially when my car exclaimed we were in the late teens/early 20’s…but then I remembered where I was… In Manchester; where the sun is misleading, and the wind chill *might* make your legs fall off after a bout of frostbite.

But in spite of all this, I even ventured out to a beer garden during the week, bought some daffodils (see above!) and have added some colour to my usual grey and black wardrobe.

So I’m ready for the temperatures to soar!

My April has been filled with food festivals, al-fresco fruity beer drinking, celebrating Simba’s first birthday, eating many an Easter egg and digging out my pastel nail varnishes. A part of me wants to go to the shops and find everything floral or with patterns of fruit on and spend spend spend, but I’m being good. I’m being responsible, and I’m attempting to be an adult!

Last weekend, after visiting the Great British Food Festival at Stonyhurst College (which by the way, is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to in England, and I’m super jealous of everyone who goes there because it is amazing, and vast and they have ducks and lakes and it’s so pretty!) but anyway… after going to the food festival midafternoon, we realised that we wouldn’t make it back home in time to watch the Grand National (not my issue FYI) so we sauntered off to the nearest town of Clitheroe. Having never been there before, I didn’t know what to expect, but it was lovely! We passed a couple of tea rooms, a fancy cocktail bar, loads of nice restaurants, and a William Hill (lol) where we made ourselves comfortable, with the locals, and proceeded to watch my horse win! Yay! So all in all, it was a good day 🙂

In the next couple of weeks (IF the weather stays as it is) I would love to go on some sort of picnic or a long country drive and visit more cute little towns because there’s so much of Britain that I haven’t seen. That also reminds me, a couple of weekends ago, I went to Llandudno, another place I have never been before, which again was gorgeous. Although, finding a parking space, in Wales, when it’s sunny, proved quite a challenge. So much so that we ended up driving to the top of Great Orme, by accident, where I’m pretty sure I almost had a panic attack seen as that hill is VERTICAL to drive up… But once we made it to the top in one piece we went for a little wander around the hills, in the sunshine, and I actually took my cardigan off! 

And I’m excited for tomorrow as I am getting together with all my friends, which might not seem like a big deal, but some of them have moved away, and this will be the first time that we have been together in over a year, so yay!!

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend! 🙂

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