So here we are already . . . entering February, the soul's month . . . the month of whispered hopes. The month in which we can turn our expectant faces towards the glad promises of the warmer months to come . . .
The beds and borders begin to be peppered with green tips . . . a few snowdrops bravely spring up their fairy bells amidst the teeth of a raw wet wind . . . and the buds on the Camellia bushes get larger, and greener.
As ghostly snowdrops flutter in the grass, a blue light lingers on the edges of the lengthening days . . . days that are becoming now . . . noticeably and quite happily longer . . . and sharp as the wind may still be, it carries with it the voice of February's thrush . . . and we just know that yes, "it", we daren't speak the word out loud . . . "IT" is just around the corner.
This is the month of love and hearts and Valentines. The month where you get to celebrate the "loves" of your life and show them how much you appreciate them. I just adore Valentines Day, don't you?
Well, I just think I adore anything to do with love. I am a romantic at heart.
A thought to carry with you through the rest of the day . . .
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˛* Start this day with a song.
Cast your burdens to the wind.
Dance in the new day's sun.
Rejoice, for this day is a new beginning.
It asks of you only that it be embraced
and lived joyfully.
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In The English Kitchen today . . . Rice Pudding for Two. Nothing spells comfort like a warm rice pudding on a cold Winter's Day!
Have a wonderful first of February. Will the groundhog see his shadow? Probably. Whatever you get up to, don't forget!
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And I do too!