Ahh Spring, it’s the season full of hope and promise isn’t it? That and the fact it includes multiple bank holidays and plenty of chocolate make it one of my favourite seasons, even if it is one of the most confusing. What will the weather be like? Are we going to be taunted by the sun? Why goes it look so warm but feel so cold? I become obsessed with trying to juggle my love of snuggling up in the warm with the urge to get outside again. So when Chill Insurance asked if I’d watch their video and let them know my preference; staying in or going out, I was genuinely a little torn. Like the weather outside, I’m just as confused…
Count me in.
In my heart I will always be a home bird. I love nights in with family or friends, or even just me, sat on the sofa, pyjamas on and an evening filled with the promise of bad American TV shows to get me through. It’s a guilty pleasure I don’t even feel guilty for! Anyone who knows me will vouch for my love of board games; I’ve been known to ferry bags of them around with me on holidays, to friends house, even keep them in the car just in case. As far as I’m concerned there’s nothing better than a night in with great company and plenty of friendly competition.
Our evenings have always been spent in that way. We live in a rural area, we have a small child, we’re usually in bed by ten… all factors in persuading us that a night in is more fun than a night out. Especially when thinking about the fact that we’ll probably be up in the night. A lot. And no one wants to deal with a ten month old when an adult headache is on the loose.
Count me out.
But the days are a different story. With a new season comes a new urge to explore. To take our newly grown family to all the places that we explored as children. To pack up a picnic (albeit a dodgy one), chuck half of our belongings in the car and drive to the nearest National Trust place or local beach for a ‘bit of fresh air’ – the perfect cure all for those clingy Winter colds or just blowing away the cobwebs. We’ve missed exploring over the past few months, it’s not practical always to head out in bad weather or the freezing cold, especially with a little one. Lets face it, everything is more fun in the sun!
That’s not to say we don’t want to be at home. I’ve spoken before about our desire to do up our house and that’ll be the big project for this year. It’s not the first time we’ve renovated a house on a large scale but we’re both more than a little nervous this time. For starters, we’ve got a baby to consider in amongst the dust, mess and general madness. That and our last renovations saw us return home one morning to an entirely flooded downstairs… time to make sure our home insurance is up to date!
What about you? Are you staying in or heading out this Spring?
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