What To Do On a Spring Day

Tuesday, 7 May 2013







 1) Take a trip on the river aboard the Betty B. The river is the Severn, the city is Worcester and the Betty B belongs to my aunt and uncle and is named after my grandmother. She is a narrow boat.






2) Walk through a bluebell wood.


3) Make a daisy chain.


4) Paint a bedroom (Katie's) forget-me-not blue and keep your fingers crossed that it stays looking clean and tidy


5) Roll the car windows down, put this in the cd player and drive to the farmshop for asparagus.


6) Count the dandelions on your lawn.



7) Admire the apple blossom.



31 comments:

  1. Loved this Sue. Gorgeous photos, especially the boats (of course) and the bluebells which are one of my (many) favourite flowers. I so love May x

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  2. I love Mumford and Sons. "Walk through a bluebell wood" is going on my life's bucket list.

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  3. Lovely pics, Sue, and yes, I'd do all and any of those things on a day like today.

    Mumford and sons. Hmm. I have Sigh no More. I'm aware of their less than whole hearted support from the people you'd most expect to love 'em and buy 'em. I quite like them, but ........ there's that thing i can't put my finger on. A bit samey and formulaic, perhaps. Their 'anthemic' numbers feel a bit predictable, but hey, they get the audiences going! I do love the guitar on the quieter numbers - very reminiscent of early Bob or Paul Simon. Nice.

    Well I'd better go, this having turned into a cd Review. L x

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  4. Gorgeous pictures. A little bit of sunshine makes the world a much happier place :-)

    SmallPxx

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  5. How utterly delightful. I hope your day was every bit as wonderful as these pictures make it look.

    Barb_in_GA

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    1. These pictures were taken over the last four days. We have had gorgeous weather this May bank holiday weekend.

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  6. Sight of your dandelions has cheered me immensely, as I was out yesterday evening weeding/scattering seed. It really does seem a bumper year. I am trying to think of them in a more positive light as cheerful yellow flowers. And I bet , if I tried to grow them on purpose, they'd fail me like everything else does!

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  7. How wonderful to have the use of a boat on days like these.

    Out Bluebells haven't started to bloom just yet, I am impatient.

    I hope Katie enjoys her room.

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  8. Oh that sounds like my kind of Spring day Sue. I love Katie's choice of blue, beautiful. Bluebell walks and the Betty B sound perfect too x Penny

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  9. Utterly gorgeous pictures Sue, just fabulous. Love the river shots and those luscious bluebells. You've really captured the colours beautifully. Thanks for sharing x

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  10. Wonderful pictures, what a perfect day :) thought I recognised that part of the world - I'm from Hereford!

    Daisy chains are on the list to do with the kids this summer x

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  11. I just love your sense of humour. The dandelions are lovely and look just like my lawn. We don't spray anymore.

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  12. What a lovely day of simple family pleasures.

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  13. That is idyllic and then some. Someday I will live in a land where bluebells dwell. I really will.

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  14. Lovely. And hasn't it been a good year for dandelions!

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  15. I'm sorry...a post on spring and a first pic of phallicness.
    What can I say...I've a couple of G&T's; it's obviously clouding my judgement.

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  16. What utterly utterly gorgeous photos - your post made my day!!

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  17. Am feeling quite jealous about the boat trip. Looks glorious. Ax

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  18. Gorgeous! I picked up some asparagus today, but then put it back down thinking that if there's one thing I should get from a local stall rather than a supermarket, that is it!
    (and good luck with the room staying tidy!)

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  19. That looks like a pretty special weekend!

    And that bluebell wood ... wow! (They're not out yet here.)

    Gorgeous pics Sue :)

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  20. Now that looks like a long weekend well spent (and photogenically too)!

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  21. Such beautiful photos Sue. I love the Severn, and Worcester is wonderful too. And the apple blossom, oh the apple blossom, one of my favourite things ever. I have to stop every time I see some and admire it. Wonderful. I have a bit of a hankering to drift along on a narrowboat watching the world go by, but I'm waiting until the 4-year-old can swim properly first...

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  22. I love the forget-me-not photo.

    My parents had a little boat until last summer. It was lovely to see the spring on the river travelling at such a leisurely pace...

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  23. What can I say except "WOW!!" No wonder I love everything British - this is absolutely stunning!

    I can't wait until I go to Dorset to visit a lovely friend in August, to get some sample of this utterly gorgeous "Britishness".

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  24. Wonderful photos and just the right words to set the scene, lovely post, thank you.

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  25. Weren't we lucky with the bank holiday weather.

    Two days on (I've had computer problems again) it's all very different. Blowing a gale outside! Love the photos of the bluebell wood, still waiting for them here too..

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  26. Gorgeous, gorgeous pics, I wish the sun would stay with us for more than just fleeting glimpses.

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  27. I'm a tad behind with blog reading but all your photos have just made me audibly sigh.

    I'm hoping to go in search of bluebells on Monday ... one of the highlights of my year.

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  28. Hope you enjoyed your trip on the boat. I have been following your blog for a while, and love your photos and recipes. We live on our narrow boat Tacet travelling the canals and rivers all year round. We have been to Worcester several times. Love it.

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  29. Fantastic pictures ! The apple blossom is exeptional this year,in compensation for the cold we have suffered this year.I hope the crop will be exeptional too.

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  30. What a glorious weekend, Sue! I've never been to Worcester but my favourite Oxford College is Worcester College, it is gorgeous with a lake inside. Well worth a visit.....
    This weekend we celebrated the MayDay parade here in our little corner of London (as it has been traditional for nearly 100 years) and all the little girls wore white dresses with beautiful flower crowns and posies that we made at home and looked absolutely gorgeous. I love these English traditions...
    Now back to my papers as I have a exam tomorrow.... sigh! x Pati

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