However, Tilly and I have been walking every day and it has been lovely to catch up with the countryside. Very little seems to have changed while we have been away. I was expecting daffodils to be in evidence and I would pick some for Easter. As it turns out the snowdrops are still blooming
When I was young, at Easter time, we would always go for family walks along the Basingstoke Canal near Dogmersfield in Hampshire and pick big bunches of primroses. Or walk through the copse on my uncle's farm near Odiham and return home with pretty collections of primroses, violets and cowslips. Those posies mean Easter to me far more than chocolate. Easter isn't Easter without a bunch of primroses. We have a handful of clumps in the garden and I won't be able to resist picking a few flowers tomorrow morning. One of the plants has been in bloom since Christmas!