5 Reasons to "Spring Forward" into a new Season

Posted on 24th Feb 2017 Categories: News

I think it's safe to say we're all tired of winter and are happy that spring is now on the horizon. Daffodils, Creme Eggs and bank holidays - what's not to love? However they aren't the only things this wonderful time of year has to offer.

Longer Days

After months of leaving my desk just as the sun bids farewell for another day, I am certainly looking forward to the days of perpetual darkness coming to an end. Being able to enjoy some sunshine (ok, maybe a little optimistic) or daylight in Scotlands case, after spending 8 hours a day at my desk really lifts my mood. A walk in the park with my energetic terrier is a great way to de-stress. There are so many health benefits associated with walking - did you know that the average dog walker gets more excerise per week than gym-goers? Move over Tracy Anderson, four legged personal trainers are more effective, fact!

Shedding the layers

Warmer weather means finally being able to say goodbye to the coat, booble hat and boots I've lived in for what seems like an eternity. Shops are now starting to gradually introduce their new season stock and it seems bright hues such as yellow, green and pink are the colours of the season. Summer is soon to follow (hello sandals, dresses and swimwear) so spring is definitely the time to get back into the New Year fitness and healthy eating resolution.

 Dining al Fresco

Depsite the fact you can BBQ or picnic throughout the year, it is so much more enjoyable in spring when the sun is up and the tempartures are pleasant enough to actually eat outside. I'm not the world's best cook so picnics are definitely more my thing, after all how wrong can you with a cheese and ham sandwich? Pack a bag, pull on your House of Cheviot socks and walking boots and get out into the great outdoors!

 Easter

On your mark, get set, GO! Who doesn't love an egg hunt? Easter is often dismissed as an unimportant holiday. It doesn't have the glitz and glamour of Christmas but it is the perfect time to relax and unwind without the stresses and strains of gift buying or tree decorating and has the added bonus of chocolate eggs! The ancient Romans began their new year at Easter instead of January which makes perfect sense - a new year should start when the world is coming back to life. Time to think of an Easter resolution...

Spring = Life

Is anyone else sick of the sight of bare trees and colourless gardens? Daffodils and tulips will soon start to awaken from their long winter nap and add a splash of colour to the world. The birds return form their holiday in sunnier climes just in time to see lambs skipping about in the fields. Even the most pessimistic of us can't help but feel rejuvenated and more positive when the cold, dead of winter finally loosens its grip. 

After suffering the wrath of #StormDoris yesterday, I'm glad spring is just round the corner. 4 weeks, 1 day and counting...

Ashley x