Every week Joyce poses five questions and the sixth question is for our own random thought.
1. Has spring sprung in your part of the world? How can you tell? Did March come in like a lion where you live? Going out like a lamb or something more ferocious?
On Sunday we had all four seasons in that one day, coinciding with moving the clocks forward one hour. We started with rain, turning to sleet and then big snowflakes fell gently. A couple of hours later we had a hail storm and in the afternoon, the sun shone through the window showing all the dust (see Q3).
We seem to be a bit behind this year in the UK. The tree branches are still bare but I have primroses in my garden, a lovely splash of yellow and it always reminds of my youth when I and the other children in the village would go primrose picking over the fields which were then bundled up with wool and sent by train to Covent Garden in London.
2. The last thing that caused you to spring to your feet?
A huge black spider running across the living room floor.
My husband jumped out of his skin as I squealed, well I thought I squealed he said I ‘screamed like a girl.’ He came to the rescue with a jam jar and coaster and putting the beast outside. My hero xx
3. Do you have a spring clean to-do list? What's one chore on the list you've already managed to accomplish? What spring clean chore do you most dread?
I don’t have a list, although our daughter (who is on lockdown in New Zealand) sent me a list she was sent – it makes me feel a little guilty but not enough to buckle down and get on with them.
I think the worst would be skirting boards and coving.
This is the list she sent!
4. Tell us something you've learned about yourself or the wider world as a result of social distancing/the virus crisis.
How lovely and helpful family, friends and strangers are whilst we are sequestered indoors.
Our local Indian restaurant/takeaway shop in our road has been supplying 40 meals for the vulnerable in our street and 40 meals to be transported to our wonderful workers in our local hospital. Well done them.
5. Something you love that's the color pink?
Pink roses from hubby.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
I’ve worn the same pairs of earrings since lockdown.
I haven’t worn any perfume since lockdown.