Are you as excited about spring as I am?
Last weekend we had the first rays of sunshine here in Berlin and it felt amazing! We went for a browse at one of the many flea markets, I made a start on tidying the balcony and getting it summer ready (yes, I may be getting a bit ahead of myself there) and we went for a walk in our local park.
Yep, that’s our local park!
But that’s not all we got up to as I couldn’t resist adding a few spring touches to our home and I made a cute spring-themed vase for our dining room.
Isn’t it pretty?
I can’t take credit for the idea as it’s something I found on one of the great German blogs that I’ve discovered since moving to Berlin.
Needless to say, it was a really easy little spring project to make as you’re basically just stuffing some bulbs into a vase and are letting nature do the rest.
There’s more information over on Rebecca’s blog where you can also see her gorgeous (& much prettier than mine) vases. It’s obviously in German but you can just run it through Google translator and you’ll get the gist of things.
I don’t know what it is about this time of year. Maybe it’s the sense of something new just around the corner, or the ever so slightly longer days after the dark winter months or maybe it’s just that it’s not long till we can spend lazy weekends relaxing in one of the many beer gardens here in Berlin.
No matter what it is, it feels invigorating and exciting.
This year, I’m also really excited about spending the summer in Berlin and getting to explore more of this amazing city. Yes, we were already here last year but if I’m completely honest, the last 12 months went by in such a blur that I almost can’t remember any of it.
Getting to grips with day to day life in a new city (and country) along with moving into our new apartment obviously must have taken our lives more than we’d anticipated.
I know that for most people January is the time for goal setting and planning but for the first time this year I’m excited about what lies ahead.
If you’ve been following our renovation journey, you’ll know that we have loads of projects planned for this year, we have loads more of Berlin to discover and we’re excited about meeting new people.
Do you feel different depending on the seasons? What do you find motivating? Do you decorate you change the decor in your home throughout the year? What’s your favourite season?