Posts tagged Spring
The Best Exhibitors at the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair

The Country Living Magazine Fair is one of those rights of passage into Spring. The show is lovely – there are lambs to stroke and beautiful chickens to coo over, the food is very good and it is all decorated beautifully. This year there are even more talks, events, workshops and classes which adds a great element to the day. The best thing is discovering new exhibitors. Country Living put together the perfect mix of skilled craftspeople, talented designer-makers and passionate artisan producers. Mum and I have been regular visitors over the years with and without various children hanging off me. With all the boys in full time school now we went just the two of us and there was definitely an element of ‘ladies that lunch’ to our day!

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The Miracle that is Spring Lambing

Everything is on high alert at the farm. There is a massive sense of excitement and anticipation - the lambs are coming!! Every year I don my filthiest warm clothes and head over to the farm to help the ewes. There really is nothing as spectacular as seeing something being born - entering this world and taking their first breath. Every time one is born I feel the whole world around me stand still as this new little creature is welcomed to the world.

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Greeting the Sun, Egg Rolling and a Feast for Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox marks the point in the year when the hours of light and dark are equal – a time of balance. But from now on the daylight will gradually overcome the darkness – warmer, longer days are finally on their way! We like to celebrate by climbing up to the highest hill around, greeting the sun and hurling our eggs into the distance – then on for cake!

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Searching for Spring at Stowe Gardens

Catching those first glimpses of spring seems to come when we need them most.  Just when we think the days can’t get any bleaker, that winter will last forever and the skies have permanently turned grey, along come the tiny glimmers. Peeking out under the debris of winter are snowdrops, aconites, daffodils, crocuses, primroses, hazel catkins dangling on bare branches, lambs frolicking in fields and birds chattering overhead. These beautiful delicate joys not only survive but thrive in these cold bleak conditions and we should follow their lead!

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