Monday, 11 March 2013

Wishful Thinking

I feel like I have been anticipating the beginning of Spring for weeks now, but it would appear that I am suffering from wishful thinking. There have been signs that Winter is coming to an end, but it was nothing more than empty promises.The last few days have been grey and wet and freezing and very wintery indeed, proving that I have been very hasty in thinking that Spring is here.

Today has once again been a wishful thinking kind of a day. It started off with brilliant sunshine streaming through my bedroom window, shimmering on the bright blue river, making everything feel happy and bright again.

The tiny Tete-a-Tete daffodils that I got for Mothers day looked so much better lifting their little heads to welcome the sunshine into our home.

Little T too seemed to be a happier boy this morning, playing in the bright room and trying to catch the sun rays bouncing off the petals of the flowers.

I should have know that it's too good to be true though, and sure enough before the morning was even halfway over the sky began to darken once more. That gloriously brilliant view from this morning now looked like this!

No, your eyes are not deceiving you, that really is snow falling from the sky and settling all around us. Winter is truly hanging in there this year...

I am however set on not letting this ruin a day that started off so wonderfully and have a plan of action to keep my spirits up. 

Step one, a comforting pot of Red Bush tea to warm me from the inside out and remind me of home.

Step two, settling into my favourite spot with my crochet hooks and a big box of colourful scraps of yarn.

 Step three, creating my own little flower garden to make up for the lack of real ones outside.

I am happy to report that the plan has worked and that I am still having a "sunny" day and that I intend to do so until the real sunshine makes it's appearance once again :)


  1. I'm so glad you were able to create your own sunshine. That must have felt much better. I love your hook case; I plan to make one for myself and haven't decided whether I want to crochet one or sew one instead.

    1. Hi Jen, thanks for stopping by :) The hook case was so easy to make, but if I could sew better, I would have loved to give it a fabric lining.

  2. I love that we have both resorted to bright colours to nudge the grey weather that it should be skedaddling to make way for brighter spring days!

    1. Hear, hear, bring on Spring! :)

  3. Amazing beautiful sunny shots then, snow!! Glad you are keeping happiness continuing with good things to do, love those little flowers ☺

  4. the weather just doesn't know what it is doing at the moment does it! hopefully spring will finally spring soon.

    Nikki x