Things I Love About Spring

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It’s been spring officially for a month now and I always forget how much I love it until it comes around late March.

Thanks to plenty of early shifts at work, weekends spent out and about with my boyfriend, as well as my curtains being able to stay open for longer due to lighter nights, I’ve began to notice loads of things I love about spring, which I thought I would share with you this evening.

ALSO I realise this post is very LATE coming up on my blog today, but I’ve been rather tired since finishing work this afternoon. However now I’m wearing my new onesie (which I will be posting about next week!), watching Goodnight Mister Tom, texting my boyfriend, and having a cup of tea I’m ready to get this post written and posted on my blog.

So I hope you enjoy it, I know I’m going to enjoy writing it!

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The sound of rain, especially light and heavy rain.

I just HAD to include a picture from Bambi here! Something we have been seeing the past few days is rain, and plenty of it. We were told we were going to be getting some lovely weather for Easter and whilst it hasn’t been so bad it’s just a bit rotten at the moment, which is a bit of a shame. This being said, I do rather like the sound of rain, both light and heavy especially. I’m one of these people where if the weather isn’t too cold outside whilst it’s raining, I’ll open the window so that I can listen to it whilst I do whatever I need to. It’s just a relaxing sound and before now I’ve listened to those hour-long videos on YouTube of where you listen to sound effects whilst trying to sleep. Some of my favourite rain related ones are the sound of rain whilst in a car and in a tent. As well as how lovely it sounds, it’s good for all the new spring plants and flowers that are growing through beautifully!

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Still being able to drink hot chocolate throughout the day (especially the evenings!) due to it still being chilly.

I love hot chocolate and as I work in a coffee shop, I have hot chocolate on tap, however I want it, whenever I want it. I don’t drink it every shift I work as that would take away the treat of having a hot chocolate in the first place, but when I do have one, it’s yummy! I especially love mint hot chocolate and honeycomb hot chocolate. I treated myself to a naughty mint hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows, it was amazing!

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Burning candles, although that is acceptable throughout the year.

I love candles, especially my Yankee Candles! I received a large Sweet Strawberry Yankee Candle at the start of the year for my birthday from my boyfriend and only since the start of this month have I been burning it. It’s lovely to pop on a candle and watch it burn into late into the night, there’s just something nicer about burning a candle in the spring, than there is in the winter and I don’t know why! My boyfriend shares my love for yummy candles, and he’s owned two apple scented ones since the start of the year, so whenever I go to his for the weekend he burns his yummy Apple candle by Lily Flame. Can’t go wrong with candles, no matter what season!

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Cherry blossom trees.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always liked something about cherry blossom trees. I don’t know why but they’re just so beautiful and symbolise spring perfectly. Cherry blossoms only last until the end of spring, which is a real shame as they’re so gorgeous and add something bright and colourful to the season and especially to the UK. On my drive to and from work, as well as wherever I go really I drive/walk past loads of cherry blossom trees at the moment. Some are a light pink, some are a dark pink, but no matter what they’re all beautiful! My two apple trees sprout beautiful white blossoms every spring, which makes me happy and as we’re growing a cherry tree in the garden now, we’ll eventually have some gorgeous pink blossoms of our own. I intend to go out with my camera and get snap happy whilst the blossoms are around. Cherry blossom trees are my favourite trees!

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Lighter, thus later evenings.

A year ago I would have thrived off of this due to being able to go to the pub any night of the week (especially the weekend) and due to it not getting dark until nearly 10pm I’d be able to sit outside in the beer garden with people getting drunk and laughing my head off… Although I still want to occasionally go out and enjoy the lighter evenings in a beer garden with my friends, I don’t wish to get drunk, just merry. As well as that this past year has taught me that there is more to life than going out every weekend to get drunk. I’m 24 now and I’m not getting any younger, I sound rather soppy but I’m getting to that time in my life where I would like to start settling down, getting what I want from life and making the most of it. Now instead of going out every weekend to get drunk, I spend it with my boyfriend, and sometimes even our friends where we’ll go out somewhere nice for the day and in the evening too. With the weather picking up a little and the later evenings, it means late walks and merry pub outings will be occurring. As well as all those things I love the view from my window from the late afternoon until it finally gets dark, it’s just gorgeous and I can’t really put into words how much I love it.

SO those were all the things I love about spring! Well, the ones worth mentioning anyway! As well as all those I also enjoy new baby animals being born, Easter, being able to wear my spring clothing, and finally the joys of pollen soon taking its toll on my nose, throat and eyes (I hate having hay fever)!

So, what do you love about spring? Let me know in the comments!

I’ve really enjoyed writing this post and sadly it is a day late, but better late than never eh?

Well I’m off to write some more blog posts up, I’ve got a long night ahead of me. 😉

Until next time all, take care and hope you’re excited for the weekend!

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Just Little Things Tuesday… Rain

This Just Little Things post will be full of rain related little things.

I’m from England, I love rain even if it is a pain in the arse at the best of times. Rain is so relaxing and it keeps me calm on stressful day and the sound of it helps me write and sleep. I love rain, it’s an amazing weather and us Brits are proud of it! And finally after loads of sunshine, towards the end of July we had a ton of rain come upon us, some thunder and lightning too and I can safely say, I loved it!

Even though I one day hope to live in a country that’s only weather is sunshine, I’m from England, the home of April Showers and thus I love a good rain storm. The sound of rain is the most appealing thing but the smell afterwards is just so fresh and it reminds me of Spring and Summer afternoons from my childhood.

This is by far one of the most relaxing things you can do during a car journey, especially if it’s a long car journey too. I know I’m not the only kid who did this, but I used to have little rain drop races, see which one could make it to a certain area before the others.

There’s nothing better than being snuggled up in your favourite lounge trousers, a baggy sweater or hoodie and wrapped up in your favourite blanket whilst it’s raining heavily outside. Even more perfect if you have a hot drink, some toast and a good book to read. Or even someone to cuddle with whilst you watch a film.

Speaking of hot drinks, a nice mint hot chocolate goes down a treat with the toast, good book and definitely cuddles. Marshmallows can be added to make it even more perfect, even an Oreo cookie or two if you’re feeling generous to yourself.

I have terrible sleep issues, but when I pop on a rain recording on YouTube, I manage to get to sleep pretty quickly. I love the sound of rain when I have my window open, on a tent and on a car roof. The sound of the rain bouncing off of the surfaces is so nice and relaxed.

Another relaxing sound that can send me to sleep. It’s great when you have a new umbrella and want to test it out. The sounds of rain-drops bouncing off of the plastic of a new umbrella is just a wonderful feeling.

These are some of the best days I’ve ever had. Whether I’m busy doing something or just relaxing in bed, the sound of rain outside my window is really nice and peaceful. All you need is some relaxing music and you’re set for the morning or afternoon.

Me and my friend Gabriella did this in May when we had a Lord of The Rings marathon. It was really relaxing and just nice whilst we watched the film and chatted away about Hobbits, Dwarves and Elves. I hope to have a movie marathon with boy soon when we get some rain.

I’ve read many books on days like this and it’s just helped to heighten my imagination for the characters and surroundings I’m picturing them in. I’ve read plenty of Sophie Kinsella books during rainy days. I love her books.

Those are all the rain little things that I could find, as well as the ones I really like.

I’m going to bed to listen to some rain sounds on YouTube whilst I attempt to try and sleep.

Do you like the sound of rain as much as I do? If so please let me know in the comments if you can relate to the little things I posted above.

Until next time, take care.

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