Ok... for the first time in a long time I was woken by sun on my face (If you live in Britain then you know how much of a miracle that is for this time of year) I lay there thinking ... is it over? Is it safe for me to step out of my front door with less than 5 layers, a wooly hat and 2 pairs of socks on? My questions were answered by the faint sound of a lawn mower in the distance. YES! If the gardeners have come out of hibernation and so shall I !
I sprang out of bed to welcome the spring, and promptly tripped over a pile of stuff on my floor. As well as giving me a bruise, it also made me realise how much I had to do to prepare before I could feel well and truly... er... springy. Cup of tea in hand, I composed a check list.
1) De-mess / Spring Cleaning:
I'm one of those people who likes every thing in its place, nice and neat. But when you are busy hiding from winter its easy to fall back into my natural teenage habits, letting chaos unfold and piles of thick clothes engulf my whole room. Its time to fight of the dust bunnies with my trusted Henry vacuum cleaner and reclaim my space.
2) De-clutter :
Im talking everything you don't need, get rid of. Show no mercy. Clear out that very last bits of Christmas, forgotten decorations, scraps of wrapping paper etc. I'm part of the guilty party that likes to hold on to the really pretty or special cards for as long as I can. I'm afraid its unforgivable to see them after the end of march.
3) De- bobble :
Shove all winter clothes to the back of the wardrobe and bring forth less bulky, bobbly items. Not saying bikinis just yet, but defiantly the thin T-shits and cardies. You can layer them up into a stylish combo (maybe with a scarf) we're not under false illusion that its summer just yet.
4) De- depressing winter music :
This is (in my opinion) the most important one, so listen up! Nothing is more springy than feeling all fresh. Create a playlist with songs that make you all happy and want to dance. The true test for a song is if you can imagine walking down the road in slow motion, with sunglasses on, looking awesome, with the song in the back ground. True montage style. Trust me.... may seem silly but it works! At the moment I'm really loving the remixes of classic songs.