Today we celebrated the quickening of the year and earth awakening. New life is starting to emerge. Everywhere we look we see bulbs sprouting up, buds on the trees, plants pushing through the soil.
It is a time to let go of the past and sew the seeds of our future. Time for making promises to ourselves.
Imbolc is a fire festival and we light candles while we make wishes for our families and friends.
Today I took the boys for a walk. The day could not have been better. Spring was a fingertip away, so close we could almost touch it. The sky was blue and the air crisp and fresh. I set the boys a mission. To see how many signs of new life they could find.
The most abundant was the Snowdrops, everywhere we walked, there they were, popping out of the grass, from under a hedgerow, in gardens.
We stopped at the pub for some Hot chocolate on our way home!