We are days away from the official start of Spring and new shades of green are popping up everywhere you look. It’s a blessed relief to know we have longer warmer days to look forward to. There is nothing like a change in seasons to recalibrate your interests and routines.
For the first time in months the hounds and I were able to take our walk early in the morning which is no doubt the most fabulous time of day. They are definitely more active making their romps more fun for all of us. Soon it will be compulsory to walk at this time of day – I know the bassets don’t like the heat but I can’t wait to take off a few layers and feel the sun beating down.
With my trip back to the UK looming in just a few weeks it’s the perfect break point to kick start projects and focus my mind about work. I have such grand plans for the coming seasons.
After two years experimenting in the kitchen garden it’s time to get serious about what to plant and when to give us a steady supply and wide variety of crops to eat. Having the greenhouse opens up the possibility of growing some things more successfully such as tomatoes, peppers, chilli and aubergine. No doubt that it’s been a struggle with my photography over this winter so I’m looking forward to pushing forward with some new projects so I can hone my skills and get into some serious storytelling. It’s review and planning time for work too. It’s time to make assessments of what’s possible to deliver before Christmas and I head into my luxurious summer sabbatical when New Zealand pretty much shuts for any meaningful business.
After a few torrid weeks it feels nice to be looking ahead but not before we ease into the weekend for some hard graft outside.