One of the things I love most about this time of year, is the tendency for people to throw open their windows to welcome the slightly warmer (on some days) fresh air in to their homes. It brings with it the sound of families sitting down to meals and the lovely 'clink clink' of plates being picked up and laid on tables. Occasionally, especially if children are involved, you can hear lively chitter chatter as the working day comes to and end, and, if back doors are also ajar, footballs being kicked, goals scored, and water pistols fired in celebration. April and May seem to be the months where the UK holds it's collective breath and ponders whether this glimpse of sun is a fleeting one or could it, yes, could it just possibly be, BBQ weather?!
I know that grey interiors continue to be incredibly popular but I really wish that Mother Nature wasn't quite so keen on the colour. The weather is so dreary and drizzly, at the moment, isn't it? But every now and again, the cloud clears, the sky becomes that teeny bit brighter, and we get to experience fleeting moments of sunshine that have us opening our eyes a little bit wider and our minds daring to dream of spring days. Days where we can head out of the door without wearing a million layers and perhaps, even stay outside for longer than five minutes without worrying about the tips of our noses freezing.