Spring is springing

Spring unfolds itself, gently and tentatively here. The gardens are full of wonderful spring flowers and the air is sometimes heavy with pollen. (Never good for those of us with hayfever but still….). This time of the year is all about renewal, as we shrug off the winter months and move forward, out of our cocoons of heavy winter clothing and into the lighter clothing….

I love this time of the year, but a little part of me, alright the large menopausal part of me is going – hang on – Summer is just around the corner, how am I going to cope with hot flushes and night sweats on those blistering days?

I reflect on how the women of ages past must have coped. How hard it would have been to have been in an tent, on a hot day, having one of those “glorious” moments. I realise how lucky we are now to be able to turn a fan on, go to the fridge for some cold water, or any of the other little things I do to alleviate the symptoms….and I realise I should be grateful for having the opportunity. Without gratitude for what we have, we can so easily fall into a more selfish and self serving mindset.


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