For me, spring begins with cherry blossoms, when streets and parks are awash in pink fluffiness â€“ that is when I know spring has arrived.
Iâ€™ve seen a handful of cherry blossoms in my neighbourhood and weâ€™ve been basking in some spring-like weather these past couple of days, all clear and exciting signs that weâ€™re moving into wonderful weather.
A few nights ago a friend went down to the beach wrapped in a giant blanket to have dinner and catch the sunset.
Iâ€™ve promised myself Iâ€™d do more of that when it gets warmer â€“ I want to watch the sunrise with breakfast and eat dinner in view of the setting sun.
Except the rain came back yesterday and it almost felt like spring had deserted us even before it begun, so we had a little bit of spring for breakfast – yogurt and cereal.
This simple breakfast of cereal and yogurt is convenient for lazy rainy days â€“ a colourful cereal that looks decidedly spring-like, made with corn flour, coloured and flavoured with vegetable juice.
The cereal, some cheery oranges, almond milk and cultured coconut milk yogurt and it almost feels like spring again.