The first days of Spring.



S P R I N G    F O R W A R D S . . .

Spring is full of so many little joys.

Hot cross buns thick with salted butter. Tulips and daffodils and (my favourite), hyacinths in vases. The door to the garden flung open wide in the morning, to let the dogs pootle in and out whilst I eat my breakfast. Watching the little robins who, for the third year in a row, are busy building nests in the ivy on the fence at the end of our little garden. The promise of a farmer’s market that in just a few short weeks, will be overflowing with ripe peaches and sweet watermelon and all the other treats I dream about during the long winter.

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This Spring is tasting extra sweet to me so far this year, and I’m not sure I could even explain why right now. It feels so full of promise, and anticipation, and I’m soaking in every bit of it I can.

On the first official day of Spring, this past Sunday, I woke up fairly early and sat eating my breakfast whilst the dogs played on the deck. I managed to catch them in the middle of ripping apart some old grasses they’d stolen from an old hanging basket, and have you ever seen such a pair of guilty faces before?

I’m not sure if maybe it was better when Teddy used keep Elsie at arms length- these days they’re thick as thieves and double the trouble, and I don’t think I can keep up with the pair of them!

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Later on in the morning we went out, the four of us, up to our favourite woods, and Jason and I managed to come home almost as thick with mud as the two puddle-waders we own.

The little lane up to the woods has a few beautiful blossom trees growing along it, so I made Jason stop the car whilst snapped a few photos.

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We came home to hot cross buns and afternoon naps, before leaving the dogs behind tucked up in their beds whilst Jason and I nipped into Guildford to run a couple of errands.

I usually feel oh so impatient for one of our beautiful English summers, once spring has arrived, but this year I don’t at all. This year, I’m enjoying every single day of it.

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  • Emma Farley

    Such cute puppies!!!


    Mmmm spring, its a pity that in poland is still cloudy and cold…

    • Aleksandra // bunniesaremagic

      So is in Oxford, Rosie got lucky, I haven’t seen clear sky for weeks :)


        i hope that spring will come ASAP ;)

  • Antonia

    Spring is my fave season of the year. I love everything about it. Everything is so much better, isn’t it?
    Hope you’ll have an amazing Spring. xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  • Jayd Alice

    Lovely post! I normally hate Spring and Summer and much prefer the cold (weird, I know!) but this year I’m actually looking forward to every minute of it and I’m excited for lots of fresh flowers, sunny mornings and trips to the seaside! x

  • Kayleigh

    Nice post! I can’t wait for some lovely Spring weather this year. Lovely photos too, especially of Elsie and Teddy! :)
    Kayleigh |

  • Sophiesedit

    I love Spring! I think it’s my favourite season.
    Teddy and Elsie look incredibly guilty in that picture. I love it xx

  • Sophie Blumenthal

    Who doesn’t love spring – baby animals, tulipss, daffodils and hot cross buns!!

    Sophie x

  • Johnna LaFaith

    I love this. I love Spring.

  • Cat

    Teddy’s face is priceless in that photo…it’s a combo of guilt and “hey, what are you lookin’ at?”! x

  • Emma Horbury

    Gosh those hot cross buns look delish!!! Happy easter. x

  • woodenwindowsills

    I have definitely eaten my fair share of hot cross buns the last few weeks, I can’t get enough of them!!! Alice xx

  • Muddling Along

    Happy Spring – it looks beautiful in your photographs

  • Lauren S

    So happy it’s spring now, can’t wait for hot sunny days and new experiences!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Jennifer

    That photo of the dogs is brilliant – such expression on their faces! I’ve been travelling between Bristol and Yeovil a lot recently, and I’d loved watching spring arrive with each journey – daffodils at the roadside, growing lambs in the fields and plenty more sunshine!
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

  • Mimmi

    This is such a lovely post. Reading it gave me so many spring feelings! Elsie and Teddy look so cute together.

    Mimmi xx
    Muted Mornings

  • Jes Cohen

    Isn’t it funny how on the other side of the world (Australia) we’re embracing a completely other season? (Autumn).

    In a way, I find it pretty cool how I see Autumn post and Spring post all in the same few months, but then again, I do feel a little left out from time to time. I wish I could be talking about Spring over Autumn sometimes, even if I do love Autumn. :)

  • Kenzie

    I love spring, it’s currently snowing here but we’ve had a few glimpses of the warmer weather yet to come! :) I love all of your photos (as always)
    x Kenzie

  • Betty

    ah these pictures actually made me calm.
    Teddy and Elsie look so guilty, what a pair of sweeties :) I just pestered my boyfriend (again) about getting a pooch and showed him that picture and I think for a split second he actually considered it! They won his heart!
    Betty x

    The Betty Stamp

  • Nancy Wilde

    salted butter, best butter.
    love that first photo with the daylight breaking in through the window.
    Spring is unnoticeable here in Ireland, so far…

  • Charlotte

    Daffodils and tullips are DEFINITELY the first sign of Spring for me, hurray we can all crack out the Easter eggs now!
    Charlotte xo

  • Yelle

    I almost forgot that it is the time of year for hot cross buns. Mm, maybe I’ll bring that to my friends potluck. xo

  • amelia may

    Beautiful pictures. Lovely spring filled post! Xx

  • Jasmin Bleeks

    What beautiful Spring time pictures, I love that Spring feels so tangible in the air, you can really tell it’s happening all around you. PLUS EASTER EGGS.

  • Peta

    Rosie you filled my heart with wanderlust and Spring excitement with this post! Wishing you such a lovely Spring full of adventures, hot cross buns and flowers. xx

  • Noor Unnahar

    Beautiful photos and your words, Rosie. Your dogs look so adorable. Spring has almost arrived at my side of the world, at Thatta. It’s in its early times and I caught a little bud that’s about to be shaped up into a beautiful flower. Spring makes me immensely happy!

    Noor | Noor’s Place

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