Last day of March today, and I want to share this month on my calendars with you before I flip over to April. I love calendars, love the charting of the days, weeks, months, following the seasons, trying not to forget things. I am generally a very chaotic, last-minute, disorganised type of a person and having calendars around makes me feel like I am keeping track of life and not letting things slip by (although of course they frequently do).
The above picture is March on my Laura Ashley Kitchen calendar which I keep in my bedroom. I found last year that J and I often discuss holiday plans whilst sitting in bed with a cuppa early in the morning, and having a calendar in the bedroom comes in handy. Plus I really love looking at the illustrations on this one, the stitched textiles are lovely.
The picture below is my main writing-on calendar downstairs, where I try and keep track of birthdays, school holidays, things I have agreed to do and places I need to be. It was given to me as a Christmas present (after a very strong hint that included pointing and the words "please" and "buy"). The year was 2003, and I re-use it every year as I love the illustrations so much. I use a website called Printfree and each January I print out 12 pages of calendar months and stick them to the pictures so i can keep on using it.
Later on this morning we are off on a short four day holiday down to visit my parents on the south coast of Dorset. It's been marked on our calendar since January when we booked our train tickets, and we are very excited. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to being by the sea. Having grown up by the coast, I find I crave it. I feel a need to smell the salty air and hear the pounding of the waves, crunch on the shingle, search for sea glass, throw stones into the sea, stroll along the promenade and round the small harbour, up along the cliffs. Breathe it all in. Remember where I'm from.
So I shall be back at the end of a week, in a new month, and shall tell you all about it. Back soon x