These days between New Year and the start of the school term are a phase of transition. Over Christmas, we had an extended period of time as a family, which was a real treat for all of us. Now that D (my husband) has returned to work, and the bigger boy’s return to school is imminent, the chores are mounting up and it’s hard not to succumb to the January blues.
A trip to the local farmers’ market was exactly what I needed to lift my spirits. We came away with fresh veggies, nourishing bread, tummies full of hot chocolate and a bag full of primulas and hyacinths. Add a copy of the Saturday Guardian and several skeins of yarn waiting at home to be knitted, and I had all the simple pleasures that I needed. Perhaps the simplest (but most satisfying) of these was finding a home for a hyacinth bulb inside one of my favourite coffee cups!
What do you do to banish the blues?