Spring is FINALLY here! Yay!
I hate the dark nights, the biting wind and the never-ending rain, sleet and snow showers that go hand in hand with winter. I’ve been dreaming of the long days, warmer weather and being able to go out without five layers on since I took my Christmas decorations down so I’m beyond happy to see that the strong tentacles of winter have finally slipped off and the first signs of spring are afoot.
I first began to notice the change when I took a trip down to Loch Lomond to visit the farmers market (the first and third Sunday of every month!) and enjoy a good Sunday stroll with my dad and my beloved dog Ben.
Was that sunshine and blue sky I saw?! It felt like forever since the sun had properly shone in the west of Scotland.
Loch Lomond is definitely one of my favourite spots in Scotland. It’s only 30 minutes drive from my house and I love the calmness of the loch framed with the backdrop of those wonderful hills.
One of my favourite things about spring and summer is being able to take long walks in the sunshine. It always feels like such a luxury after a cold, grey, wet winter in Scotland.
I’m incredibly lucky to live in an area that is surrounded by open, green spaces where I can stretch my legs, clear my head and enjoy getting lost in nature.
I also adore seeing nature come alive and the trees, bushes and flowers coming back to life after their winter hibernation.
I’ve also just returned from a long weekend at a beautiful cottage in North Berwick on the east coast of Scotland. It was called ‘The Cottage on the Beach’ and it was true to it’s name. We could open the back gate and step right onto the sands. Bliss.
We could clearly see the beach and the sea from the majority of the windows in the cottage and it was beyond perfect to wake up to this view from my bedroom window on my birthday.
The weather was so kind to us and I spent a glorious weekend with some of my favourite people in the world laughing, chatting, eating, drinking and taking long walks along this stunning beach.
The views from the cottage were ever changing as the clouds passed overhead, the tide rolled in and out and the sun rose and sunk into the sea. I caught myself staring out of the window in a little world of my own on more occasions than I can count. Who could blame me though with views like these?!