I'm not a big hater of winter. In fact there are lots of things I love about it, and reminding myself of those things goes a long way to making me appreciate these shorter, often greyer days. But this last week I've really felt the grey dragging me down. I'm 31 weeks pregnant, anemic, full of coughs and sneezes and my husband has working every god-given hour for weeks, leaving me with a 3 year old to entertain on these cold and rainy dark days.
Sunday David had a few hours off and we went to one of our favourite cafes for lunch. It was dark and gloomy outside, in fact it was dark and gloomy inside too, and even being there, cosy and warm with a pot of tea and a gorgeous plate of good food at a place that always makes me happy, felt flat and lacking in spirit. I looked out of the window and everyone who passed looked so gloomy, heads down, faces pinched against the cold damp air.
So I've been thinking that maybe I need an injection of spring, of light, of colour, of life and new beginnings to rocket me out of this winter slump.
So this evening I've been pinning away at an inspiration board for a new outlook. And it's beautiful. Take a look if you need a little sunshine and colour.
Hooray for spring! It's just around the corner.