A Spring List

A Spring List
  1. Have a picnic at the beach (even if the weather is bracing).
  2. Visit somewhere new, perhaps somewhere you only normally visit in the summer.
  3. Make your own pesto – you could use wild garlic, nettles or spinach.
  4. Go for late evening walks with a flask of something hot and enjoy the starry night sky.
  5. Spring clean using natural products. You only need lemon juice, bicarbonate of soda, distilled white vinegar and a bit of beeswax.
  6. Buy a bunch of seasonal British blooms: look out for daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and irises.
  7. Plant seeds in the garden for flowers and vegetables. Even a tiny plot can yield plenty of salad for the summer months.
  8. Make a spring wreath.
  9. Challenge yourself to get outside for at least 30 minutes a day.
  10. Keep a nature diary of everything you see in your garden, or when walking.

Eleanor is obsessed with stories. She writes for a number of online spaces including This is Your Kingdom, edits Creative Countryside, curates #aseasonalyear and teaches at Chalk House. In addition, she is currently studying for an MA in Creative Non-Fiction Writing. You'll find her roving the fields of the Lincolnshire Wolds or planning her next rural adventure.