You never quite believe that you have waved goodbye to Winter until you can see the sunlight stretching ahead of you and the flowers standing up tall and defiant. We are in Norfolk for the Easter weekend and have enjoyed a few days of mixed weather which has had us reaching for our woolies but the wonderful thing has been the abundance of daffodils and Spring flowers that are popping up everywhere.
Yesterday we went to the Dinosaur park and were lucky enough to spot some 4 day old kids (of the goat variety) and bask in the sunshine of the walled garden with ice creams. Today the little-uns are on a Gruffalo trail in Thetford Forest and I am considering how good it feels to leave Winter in the past and feel a breath of fresher Spring air, even though it is a tad nippy and overcast.
Inspired by the changing seasons and the way our 4 year old struggles to fathom the passing of time, we took a look at Jenny Bower's Little Tree last night which is a beautiful book about a tiny seed growing through the seasons into a majestic pear tree. The pages are full of colourful imagery and there are lots of flaps to lift and new words to learn. Each season is masterfully depicted using a colour palette that creates a mood and feel, cool blues and white for Winter, burnt orange and red for Autumn. This has definitely been an Easter favourite for a few people so we have just restocked and Little Tree can be snapped up here! If you haven't managed to get your fill of Easter chocolate then a few eggs may just find their way into your order if you shop now. Happy season spotting everyone!