Spring Manifesto 2012 8



Spring has sprung and I have to admit that Spring makes my heart leap a little and me feel so much better.  I adore Spring, there is something about this time of year, about the potential that Spring brings.  Buds, just waiting to burst in to life, lambs about to be born and the clocks about to spring forward too.  The air is filled with so much possibility.

Before I go in to my Spring Manifesto, I should review my Winter manifesto.  Overall I have been pretty pleased with what I have accomplished making sure that we go to the park has been artificial for both the boys and me, they get to run off their energy and I get the sunlight that I so crave.  The raised beds are all ready for planting,  days out have been taken each weekend (health permitting) and we have even managed to paint the sitars and the crudy.  We are still on the decluttering kick (these things always take longer than anticipated).  I am backing up my data regularly (preen) and certainly getting my crafting back on.

I haven’t managed to start Pilates yet, although I have found a class as there was no spaces, so here hoping this will happen in Spring, but I have taken up swimming when the boys have their lessons (I feel better and am not moaning about being (delete as appropriate) hot, board, melting, board, sick of swimming lessons.

Cherry tree that we bought after mum died

  • Do my crossstich on an evening (I have found that I need natural light for it to be relaxing)
  • Keep up with going to the park with the boys after school
  • Invite the mums round for coffee once a week after school drop off
  • keep on taking a photo a day, use my perpetual journal/calender and make a journal
  • Sow some seeds and plant early new potatoes and onion sets
  • Try saying yes for a change 
  • Get my bike out of storage and go on a family bike ride
  • Have dinner with my brother and family

Do you have plans for Spring?

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8 thoughts on “Spring Manifesto 2012

  • Susan Mann

    I love your manifesto’s they are excellent and a good break down of goals. That cherry blossom tree is gorgeous a real tribute. Good luck xxx

  • Emma

    Great post and that cherry blossom is beautiful! I have a million and one things planned for Spring, who knows whether I will get around to any of them, but one of them is to catch up with blogs that I haven’t read for a while since moving from Scandinavian Sojourn to Bavarian Sojourn! Yours is first! 🙂

  • Gillian

    I love your idea of having a manifesto. Mine includes tackling the garden and doing some outdoor decorating/diy projects…weather permitting!

  • Anne

    Lovely cherry tree and lovely post! Such a good idea to set personal goals and then review them. I love spring too, it’s my favourite season and it makes me want to leap into action and setting a few goals really helps to motivate.
    So glad and grateful that you linked up to your Try Saying Yes For a Change piece, I found it so inspiring last year and I’m aspiring to be the kind of parent who can say yes more.
    Hugs xxx

  • Emma

    Love your idea for a manifesto and blogging it is a great way to review progress and hopefully stay on track. I am inspired to write my own as a result. I’m feeling particularly in need of focusing my efforts at the moment having come through a particularly difficult winter. I’m also conscious that with my son starting school in September, these next few months are precious and I so want to make the most of them for us both. Lots of things to blog about is my plan and some exercise, less feeling guilty would be a goal though I’m not sure how achievable that would be. Ha! Anyway, thanks for the inspiration – I’ll repost a link to the blog when I’ve done!

    PS: Following the links to your Winter/Autumn Manifestos how effective did you find your lightbox? I’m definitely not a winter person and though any gloomy outlook on my part this year was mostly down to ill health, I’m pretty sure I suffer low spirits every year as a result of the lack of daylight and I’d be interested to know.

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