Spring has sprung, I feel good!

Could there ever be the perfect day? At the moment we are as close as we can get!

Bright sunshine, a view of a bright yellow sea of daffodils dancing happily in the gentle breeze, a whiff of the strong scent of flowers and you get overwhelmed with a feeling of happiness, the kind of happiness with no specific reason.

Of course, there is no perfect day without delighting the palate too, but with days like these spending too long in the kitchen is a no no. The need to feel the sun on your skin after months of darkness and rain is overwhelming. You see, sometimes my stomach does not always come first after all.


Yesterday, it took a while before I approached any pots and pans. After a lazy morning and a late breakfast, an energizing walk in the green English countryside which ended with a refreshing aperitif and a handful of chubby green olives,  I thought maybe it was time to put some food on the table. With little hungry mouths to feed.

For some odd reason I feel that when the weather improves I can get away with something quick like bread with mozzarella and tomatoes or even just bread and olives. They would do for me, only for me though. To compromise an easy pasta al pomodoro + green salad had to do for lunch.

And as the UK is shining again today and children are in school then I have that feeling I could live on sun and fresh air alone. But it won’t last!

Aubrieta flowers


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3 Responses to Spring has sprung, I feel good!

  1. la cucina di Molly

    Che fiori meravigliosi, si vede che la primavera è alle porte! Un abbraccio!

  2. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida, Glorious photos of the beautiful flowers. I could just smell the aromas that they give off when they are tickled with a light breeze. I agree with you, but alas, we still here in the states have cold weather.Have not seen a flower yet or even a bud on the trees. There is still some piles of snow in the roads. Hope that day will come when the flowers will be blooming and like you said, we can finally come out of the darkness into the light.

    Yes, dear Alida, these are the days that cooking is a no no, you want to get out and breathe that clear air. but cooking light and with the freshest ingredients, just adds to a spectacular day of sun, flowers, and perfumed air…Thanks for sharing this, have a blessed rest of the week..Dottie 🙂

  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Beautiful spring photos, Alida. This year spring has arrived early over here..I remember last May it was still freezing cold…some parts of Germany still needed to put on the heater. This year is amazingly warm and nice.

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