Tuesday, January 23, 2007
I am busy busy busy and the weather has been yuk yuk yukky so I am afraid I haven't been anywhere interesting to share with you unless you really want to see the local supermarket! Don't get me wrong, I love winter when it's cold and bright but this time of year in the UK can be miserable. The days are short, the nights are long, the sky seems to be permanently grey and the air is damp. It seems to be always raining, it's ages since Christmas and summer seems to be so far away.
This is why I always watch for the first signs that spring is on its way. I love watching the spring flowers start to push their way through the hard earth and I have some daffodils that are just little green shoots at the moment. As they get taller, the days get longer and spring gets closer. Until then though, I like to have flowers in my home. Over Christmas I had a poinsettia and a flowering cactus and then just when I thought I would be without flowers one of my orchids burst into many little purple flowers. I think they are gorgeous.