February is a funny old month isn't it? Blink and it's gone in a flash, leaving only Valentines mementoes and pancake overdose in it's wake! Working in retail means I couldn't escape the hype of Valentines Day, but luckily it was a good day and I did get some rather lovely surprises from some very lovely people (first solo valentines in six years was always going to be a weird one!) My rather fabulous '50 Shades Of Earl Grey' spoon is from La De Dah Living and is much more my cup of tea than the original, and a cheeky little addition to the afternoon tea tray. I also received the most hilarious, adorable pug biscuit in the post which was a surprise to say the least...almost too nice to eat! It's so good to have spring flowers in the house again, hyacinths are so worthwhile with their gorgeous scent, one of my favourites.
I was struck down with a virus which wasn't the best 24hours, once I did manage to drag myself downstairs I found that the mini daffodils had finally burst into bloom, that splash of yellow is so welcome this time of year isn't it? Outside the snowdrops were unfurling, did you know that in the name Snowdrop, the drop is for the old word for earring - 'Eardrop' - NOT drop of snow? I didn't! It's still frosty in the mornings here, the gorgeous swirls of the ice caught my eye as I was grumpily deicing my car, hopefully that's the worst of the winter weather over now, I'm ready for my spring wardrobe!
And it wouldn't be February without pancakes! I went rather off-piste this year and rather than just my traditional sugar&lemon topping I branched out at my friends pancake banquet with maple syrup and bacon - good god, bloody delicious! We ate three courses of different toppings before admitting defeat, a very enjoyable evening indeed. This weekend has been beautifully relaxing so far, piles of magazines full of springtime promise, fresh coffee, long breakfasts and laughing at how loud my little terrier snores, I thought I was bad enough but Mollie takes the crown!
I also made the most of a rainy Monday by booking myself a solo trip to Cornwall at a beautiful B&B where I can sketch, surf and eat whatever I want - roll on May!!
Hoping it's been a good week for you too, what are your springtime plans?