Monday, March 28, 2011

10 good things on a Monday... things I love about spring

Ten Good Things on a Monday 
Ten Good Things on a Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Nina and ArghIt's dedicated to every person's compulsive list-writing. Every Monday I'll make a list of ten things that will cheer us up and help us tide over the whole week.

This week, a real change has been occurring here in Victoria. Spring has arrived, and it's the inspiration for my 10 good things on this Monday... things I love about spring.

1. Blossoms
Beautiful pink and white blossoms are out in full force on the trees lining the streets in our neighbourhood. They look so soft and fluffy - edible almost!

2. Daffodils
It wouldn't be springtime without daffodils. Adding their vibrant yellow colour to sidewalks and front gardens - I love a good healthy bunch.

3. Longer days
It's still a little too dark for me in the mornings, but the longer evenings are just lovely. I'm just waiting for it to warm up a tad then I can sit out on the deck with an evening vino in hand, and of course a good book!

4. Laughter
There's something about the turn of the season that has brought a lighter atmosphere to the city. Tourists have started arriving,  people are sitting at outdoor tables of their favourite cafes, and I hear laughter everywhere. Admittedly, from people still wrapped in scarves & coats keeping warm, but they're outside!

5. A new wardrobe
It's away with the winter jackets, hats and gloves - hello springtime. And shoes, glorious shoes. How I love my winter boots, but now my high heels can come out to play!

6. Hot X Buns
I had some really yummy hot x buns yesterday with dried fruit and cherries in them. Lovely and light with that delicious glazed top. Could be the first of many I consume over the coming weeks I think.

7. Easter eggs
No list is complete without chocolate...right?! Easter eggs, easter eggs, easter eggs

8. Tulips
Even more so than daffodils, these are spring for me. In fact, tulips would be my spring flower of choice!

9. Mint
I'm no cook, I'm no gardener...but I am a lover of that wonderful herb known as mint. And spring is the season for it.

10. Summer
We're a season closer!


  1. OH! Agreed! I love these 10 things! Spring is taking a long time to arrive here in Brooklyn NY. We've been having 30 degree days and what not.

    I love that picture of you :)

  2. Not just your high heels but your really pretty dresses! Spring rocks! This is a great list, Ann, thanks for sharing your good things :D

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  3. oooh great list, I love Spring it's my favourite time of year. waiting for it to get slightly warmer though so i can crack my dresses and skirts out again. :D