Happy St David’s Day!
The first of March is suddenly upon us, Spring feels imminent after the dark days of winter and new life is starting to appear all around us.
I love the spring time, the lighter nights, the brush of sunshine on your face, the coolness that still nips and yet the hope that the brighter days of summer will come…
This year for the first time in their lives Ruth and Rosie have their own garden to play in and a garden where we can plant things, we’ve planted various flowering bulbs and started to plant our vegetable crop for the year ahead. It’s all very exciting.
The early potatoes are planted and the garlic bulbs are already starting to sprout, the herbs are also growing and soon will be ready to be cut and used to flavour cooking, onion sets are here and ready and we may even be brave enough to try asparagus although doubtful in our first year it will be productive.
To many families it may seem like a small thing to have a little garden but after the best part of a decade living in the centre of a city we feel so lucky to have this little bit of self contained space right outside that is all ours.
I can safely let the girls out to play on their own without worry for the first time since they were born and it’s great to see them playing freely without adults, making up their own games and using their own props.
The daffodil is a generic Welsh symbol and living on the border between England and Wales we are lucky to have the opportunity to experience Welsh and English traditions, looking at our daffodils growing in the garden gives me great delight that finally spring is on its way and whether English or Welsh the brighter days are coming.