We’ve done it, Lanson!
We’ve pushed through those cold, dreary, dark months and are just coming out the other side to spring. New life is starting to appear in the fields and along the hedgerows, and we may have even dusted off the garden furniture for a breezy cup of tea outside in the sunshine (or is it still a tad cold for you?)
Hasn’t it been pleasant to know our gardens can soak up some sunshine - finally?! You may have started to notice little green buds on the tips of branches when out and about, getting ready to wake up and unfold to create beautiful explosions of colour along the country lanes.
The Spring Equinox took place on Sunday, 20th March and represents the start of spring, with the sun passing above the equator as it crosses to the northern hemisphere to distribute equal amounts of day and night. Historically, the Spring Equinox has been celebrated for centuries and is said to represent fertility, rebirth and new beginnings (https://parade.com/1177583/stephanieosmanski/what-is-spring-equinox/)
But whatever it means to each of us spiritually or physically, to us Spring means the smell of cut grass wafting throughout our gardens on weekends; little lambs, calves and other animals found in the fields during our walks; a chance for sprucing up the garden and breathing new life into tired flowerbeds; fresh flowers on the breakfast table; light, happy spring colours in clothes and decor; and the sense that good days are ahead.
Spring events and celebrations to note:
Mothering Sunday, 27th March - Make sure you head into town this weekend to find that special gift for your mother or motherly figure in your life, or check out some of the fantastic local eateries to treat them to a special lunch!
Easter, 15th - 18th April - This year, Good Friday falls on Friday 15th April, while Easter Sunday takes place on 17th April. We then have a bank holiday Monday the following day. There will be lots to see and do in the local area over the Easter holidays, so do keep an eye on our website for more information or let us know if you’re holding an Easter event.
St George’s Day, Saturday 23rd April - The feast day of Saint George, England’s patron saint who died on this date, is a celebration to remember his life.
May Day, Sunday 1st May - May Day marks the first day of summer with traditional events including maypole dancing! We also observe a bank holiday Monday on 2nd May.