February 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
This has been the view from our balcony for the last few days! Not exactly a cheery sight however much (like me) you may be fond of shades of grey. I can’t say that the view is all that beautiful on a sunny day but this last week of weather has been so ashen and dingy everything is looking particularly grim. So, we spent the best part of the weekend snuggled up inside, shielding ourselves from the winter gloom.
To fight off these climate induced doldrums, here’s are some little things that cheered my spirit:
- home-made peanut butter on warm, crispy toast (delicious and simple recipe found here)
- alfalfa shoots sprouted in jam-jars on our windowsill
- finding an old tea-tray with the same William Morris print that I remember so fondly from my childhood as wallpaper in my mum’s bedroom
- the baby leaves of our first basil crop tentatively poking through their soil
So, whilst it may be grey and dismal outside, inside our little sanctuary there are some optimistic signs of Spring. And we intend to keep it that way until the seasons catch up with us. Bring on the green……!