March marked the end of winter and the arrival of Spring. There were slow afternoons spent basking in the golden light that trickles into our kitchen, casting pretty shadows on the walls. We went to see the Spring camelias at Pembroke Lodge which never fail to astound me with their beauty. Their fallen petals making the perfect confetti for the children to throw at each other. We took trips to the library and started our Spring garden – refreshing our window boxes and planting some young plants in the beds out back. Elsie helped me to dig the holes for each flower before patting them in. She has been very attentive at watering and checking in on them each day since. Raff chose to go as Wheres Wally for World Book Day, one of his favourite books. As we approached the end of this second school term, the tiredness kicked in so I took him out of school for the day and caught the train up to London to visit The Natural History Museum. A little one on one time with his mum was just the ticket. March was a month that seemed to come and go almost before I’d settled into it, but April is a welcome lift at the end of the cold spell and we are so ready for nature to spring back to life once more.
A few weeks ago, my mum gave the kids a voucher to send off for five tiny live caterpillars. We ordered them right away . . .
If, like me, you have an untreated wooden dining table, this simple wood butter will soon become a staple in your cleaning cupboard. . . .