Friday Focus 11/03/22 – Spring

Spring is in the air this week. It’s lovely to see daffodils, primroses and crocuses appearing in the garden and blossom on the trees. The evenings are definitely starting to get lighter again which is always nice. We’ve been making the most of the nicer weather this week and enjoying time outdoors. Thomas has had fun visiting various different playgrounds and taking toys out into the garden for some outdoor play.


The word 'spring' in green with a daffodil forming the 'p' and a flower making the dot over the 'i'


Spring always used to be my favourite time of year, and while it still manages to work some of its old magic on me, it’s a tough time of year too as it now comes with the memories of Jessica’s last weeks. This year, I’m also acutely aware that while the arrival of spring is bringing beauty here, there are terrible things happening elsewhere in the world. It’s another reminder of just how precious the ordinary everyday moments are. I’m trying to make the most of them.



What I’ve been grateful for this week:


Thomas playing with foam numbers at Tots Go Wild; Sophie standing next to a postbox with a 'The Snail and The Whale' knitted postbox topper; roast beef, yorkshire puddings, broccoli, carrots, peas and roast potatoes; Sophie practising her new song and dance routine; Jessica's forever bed with pink, purple and white tulips in her vase; Thomas playing with drums at the park; Thomas playing with sticklebricks in the tuff tray in the garden - "#365daysofgratitude 2022 - Week 10"


  • Day 63 – I am grateful that 10 appeared in the foam numbers at Tots Go Wild today – Thomas was very happy to have the full set of 1-10.


  • Day 64 – I am grateful for some time with Sophie having a walk and looking out for the #WorldBookDay postbox toppers.


  • Day 65 – I am grateful for a Sunday roast.


  • Day 66 – I am grateful that Sophie is enjoying starting to learn a new song and dance routine.


  • Day 67 – I am grateful for spring sunshine and a quiet morning spent sitting with Jessica.


  • Day 68 – I am grateful that the evenings are now light enough for Thomas to enjoy a trip to the park while Sophie had her dance lessons.


  • Day 69 – I am grateful for sticklebricks.




Other things that have made me smile this week:

  • Thomas writing ‘Tots go wild’ with chalk. Mark-making has become more appealing now he’s realised he can do letters and numbers that way!


Thomas holding a piece of chalk having written 'Tot' on a cable drum at forest school


  • Sophie getting a ‘teacher’s award’ certificate for “excellent dance routines and teaching them to others”.


  • Sophie trying to teach Thomas how to ride his scooter.


Thomas on his scooter at the park with Sophie looking on


  • The way Sophie always blows me lots of kisses and keeps stopping to sign ‘I love you’ on her way from the school gate to the classroom.



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22 thoughts on “Friday Focus 11/03/22 – Spring

  1. It has felt very spring like this past week and I am loving it.
    What wonderful reasons to be grateful. The Sunday roast looks so good and Stickle bricks are fab. I loved them as a child and my girls did too. x

    1. The spring sunshine is lovely isn’t it? I used to love Sticklebricks as well. It’s lovely to see Thomas enjoying playing with them.

  2. Spring is on the way, but I understand how difficult it can be when you have memories you wish were different. Seeing good in the little things every day really does help. I love how clever and kind your children are, the photo with Sophie and Thomas on the scooter is my favourite this week.

  3. It’s so nice that spring’s here, and great to have lighter evenings. That’s such a cute photo of Sophie and Thomas sharing scooter experiences.

    1. It is lovely to see them – I wouldn’t have the skills to try something like that but if you do, it might be worth thinking about.

  4. Spring flowers and light evenings are such a wonderful reminder that winter is over. It looks like Thomas really enjoys being outside 🙂


  5. It is so lovely to start seeing the Spring flowers. The lighter evenings are so nice as well it makes a real difference. Thomas sounds like he is doing amazing with his letters and numbers, and that is so sweet of Sophie signing and blowing kisses. x

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