Sunshine = Smiles!

13th March 2014
Isn’t it mad how a little bit of sunshine can completely change your mood and outlook?

This week has been the first week of sunshine this year, and the first day it shone I, amongst everyone else in Sussex no doubt, spent most of it outside and in a very good mood.

Just feeling that warmth on your face and waking up to gorgeous sunshine streaming in through the windows, as opposed to having to switch your lights on in the morning to avoid tripping over three thousand toys that have been left in your path to the toilet, is amazing.

We’ve been out and about far more this week than we probably have been all winter, – I think I’m like an animal that enjoys hibernating in the winter, and then when it gets warm I like to start interacting with other humans!

We’ve had play dates in parks and friends gardens, big walks through forests, jumping in muddy puddles and we swapped the indoor play groups for walks along the coast and beach.

I’m starting to get back to the old, happier me, that was very much hidden away for the last couple of years due to issues with ‘sperm donor’. Thankfully I’ve come through it all a lot stronger, wiser and secure in the knowledge that I’m doing the very best for my beautiful son. I’m even enjoying getting back into the dating game and getting to just be ‘Claire’ for those nights!

Spending time outside in the beautiful parks and on the beach has given me time to reflect and has helped me put things to a close. It’s also given us some more lovely, fun memories to add to our life story memory boxes!

What have you been doing during these warm spring days?

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14 Comments

  • Anonymous

    14th March 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Sounds like lots of fun and you do similar things to us 🙂 The girls and I have gone to our local pond to see the ducks, been to a few parks near by and on bike rides too. Makes me very excited for the summer #binkylinky x

  • Unknown

    14th March 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Life really is so much better when the sun is shining, great post #BinkyLinky

  • Kathryn

    14th March 2014 at 11:51 pm

    It's amazing how a wee change in the weather can change our outlook on things! We've been to the park almost every day the last week, and enjoyed some great walks around London. Just need to get a bit fitter!

  • Unknown

    15th March 2014 at 9:37 pm

    I went for two walks today – mainly to help with my fitbug target but the weather helped SO much, it was beautiful. Glad you are enjoying it too. Thanks for linking to PoCoLo x

  • Hannah

    15th March 2014 at 9:49 pm

    The sunshine completely changes everything. Love this weather – especially in Sussex!

    Thanks so much for linking up to #TWTWC xx

  • mumturnedmom

    16th March 2014 at 1:00 am

    The sun really does make such a difference doesn't it? Everything seems easier and more positive 🙂 Thank you so much for linking to #ThePrompt x

  • Lakes Single Mum

    16th March 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Sunshine is just fab for positivity! Thanks for linking to reasons to be cheerful

  • Unknown

    16th March 2014 at 8:15 pm

    A bit of sunshine does everyone good I think, from children to adults. Sounds like you've all been having fun.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  • Mrs Monkeyfeet

    16th March 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Ive been really uplifted by the sunshine very motivated and inspired! Thanks for linking up with #tthankfulthursday

  • Clare – The Super Mommy Club

    18th March 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Everything seems better when the sun shines! We finally got to get the kiddos' Christmas gifts out of the box and we took them out on their Smartrikes!

  • Anonymous

    18th March 2014 at 8:22 pm

    I love the summer and so glad we're past winter 🙂

  • Let’s Talk Mommy

    20th March 2014 at 8:32 am

    Sun really is the best medicine. I get winter blues badly so I am loving all the sunshine and blue skies. It helps look at the world brighter and happier. I am glad you are getting back to your own self. Sometimes we just have to change our perspectives on the whole situation from the outside and look again. #theprompt

  • The Grits Blog

    21st March 2014 at 10:06 am

    Where I live it doesn't get tooo cold but it does rain a lot and sometimes it will rain for a week straight! So when that sun comes out I just soak it up. It makes me feel like a human again – truly is a wonderful thing!

  • Unknown

    24th March 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I love the first lot of sun after winter. Not only because I can finally catch up on my back log of washing that multiples nightly but because I can get out in my garden and just be outside with my kids 🙂

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