Seasonal Pastimes

10 Spring Pastimes

27th April 2015

Spring Pastimes

SPRING PASTIMES

Spring is by far my favourite season. Everything feels fresh and new, and the lighter, warmer evenings make each day seem a little longer.

In recent weeks, I’ve spent time in York, Cambridge, Plymouth, Vienna, Cornwall and Herefordshire. I loved the fields of daffodils in Cornwall, the blossom trees in Cambridge and the tulips in Vienna. Lots of joyful moments and pretty memories to cherish.

Here are a few more things I like to do during the prettiest season of the year.

Spring Pastimes

1. Enjoy the blooms

Blossom trees, daffodils, tulips, bluebells and primroses are just a few of my favourite seasonal flowers. Spring is all around us so take a deep breath and enjoy the fragrant blooms.

2. Dressing lighter

Packing away my winter jumpers and coats to make way for my lighter pieces is uplifting. If I’m feeling motivated this involves removing everything from my wardrobe, giving it a spring clean, adding some lavender bags and replacing only the things I wear and love. Reorganising my clothes and removing the items I no longer wear feels like I have a new wardrobe!

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3. Bringing the outside in

It’s no secret that plants improve air quality and make us feel better. With this in mind I’ve been filling my home with house plants and succulents. It’s interesting to see them grow and I was ridiculously excited when one of my succulents sprouted yellow flowers!

4. Spring clean

Whether you approach spring cleaning with horror or delight, no one can deny how fantastic it feels once it’s done. So, throw open your windows, put on some feel-good tunes and get stuck in. Imagine how fabulous you’ll feel when it’s over and everything sparkles!

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5. Declutter

After the winter months, I remove the things that I no longer use or love. I like my apartment to feel light, spacious and airy without being bogged down with clutter. After all, what can be more energising than a minimal space that feels like a holiday home?

6. The great outdoors

This one pops up every season and rightly so. Brunch al fresco, after-work drinks at a country pub or a cuppa in the sunshine, all enjoyed without a coat. How exciting!

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7. Being present and slowing down

With over four months of mindfulness meditation under my belt (go me!) I’m learning to be a little more present in everyday life. I started small by focusing on just two activities: my walk to work and swimming, and I’m already noticing an increased awareness in the things I’d previously approached in autopilot.

Thinking about what we’re doing next, reliving the past or simply looking at our phones can prevent us from fully engaging with the here and now. And I think it’s good to slow the mind because it enables us to feel happier and more content in the moment.

8. Catching up with old friends

When did you last spend time with old friends? If it’s been a while perhaps pencil in a date. I’m off to West Sussex this week and I can’t wait to see my old friends, I hope Brighton is ready for lots of reminiscing and laughter.

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9. Playing tourist where you live

I enjoy day trips and with London in one direction and the Cotswolds in the other, you could say I’m spoilt for choice. Whether you prefer a day of inspiration at a local museum or an adventure at a beauty spot, it can be great fun to play tourist where you live.

10. Holiday planning

Have you booked a summer holiday or pencilled in a staycation? I’m planning to book mine this weekend and I’m already excited to have something to look forward to.

I hope you have a wonderful week.

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20 Comments

  • Reply The Dame International 27th April 2015 at 2:40 pm

    I'm so in love with your photography 🙂 I too have decluttered and rearranged my wardrobe and have been taking photos of spring blossoms everywhere I walk. This time of year really cheers me up!

    • Reply Candy Pop 27th April 2015 at 3:00 pm

      Thank you. A good declutter makes such a difference, as do all the flowers!

  • Reply Heather @ my little red suitcase 27th April 2015 at 8:00 pm

    a lovely post, I have de-cluttered and organized my wardrobe too! we getting good at this aren't we. You have been visiting some lovely places and then coming back to your beautiful, clear 'holiday home'. I do aspire to this! X

    • Reply Candy Pop 3rd May 2015 at 7:30 am

      Thank you Heather, we're certainly following the 'collect moments and not things' rule!

  • Reply Sammie Foster 27th April 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Holiday planning for the summer has to be the best thing about spring. Two holidays coming up soon though.

    Sammie

    Little Blonde Life – Lifestyle Blog

    • Reply Candy Pop 3rd May 2015 at 7:31 am

      How exciting, I hope you have a wonderful time!

  • Reply Victoria - Florence and Mary 27th April 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Have fun in Brighton!

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

  • Reply Roy Denness 28th April 2015 at 6:07 am

    Some lovely images

  • Reply claire 28th April 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Wow what an amazing few weeks! Spring is my favourite season too, followed very closely by summer 🙂
    Claire xx

    • Reply Candy Pop 3rd May 2015 at 7:32 am

      Thank you Claire. I'm looking forward to a few packing-free weeks!

  • Reply http://evaettorocoro.com/ 30th April 2015 at 9:25 am

    Love the great outdoors ! Spring is a season so inspirating for everything !

    • Reply Candy Pop 3rd May 2015 at 7:32 am

      Thank you Eva, I hope you're having a lovely spring!

  • Reply Emyii Rankin 3rd May 2015 at 2:44 am

    Great pictures =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

  • Reply found and sewn 6th May 2015 at 11:40 am

    I love this post, such beautiful photos. I can't wait to hear more about your trip to Vienna. xx

    • Reply Candy Pop 15th May 2015 at 10:30 am

      Thank you Vicki, see you next week.

  • Reply Sara Tasker 15th May 2015 at 8:39 am

    This is the perfect spring to-to list!

    • Reply Candy Pop 15th May 2015 at 10:31 am

      Thank you Sara, and thanks for popping over to Candy Pop!

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