There's just something about being in a glasshouse in the Spring that makes me happy. Greenery, new life, creative ideas .....
My plans this Spring in Edinburgh include visiting the Botanics (it's been way too long!), stroll up Calton Hill and in an ideal world eat at The Lookout which I've heard lots about (but we have committed to not spending any money pre our wedding in June!!!) so it will probably be a picnic, run up Arthur's Seat (again been eons) and check out the Van Gogh Alive Exhibition in Lothian Road.
I was meant to see the DaVinci Code at the King's and James Morrison at the Usher Hall this week but oops Covid put paid to those plans. However Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Festival Theatre (my kids were well jel) was definitely a brilliant musical of our times, if not a bit too much of a 'swoop it all comes together and the prejudices are washed away' ending for my liking, and James Gillespie at the Mash House has to go down as one of my top ever gigs - amazing voice and small venue just brilliant (even with masks on!).
The Arts have always been a huge part of my life and I use them as a switch off - a relaxation, inspiration - just like nature, running, fabulous smelling candles ..... and for those of us who have exam aged young people meaning there is no further afield trips for the Easter holidays, it is great to support our local venues, hospitality businesses and remind ourselves of fab local hot spots.
To celebrate Spring at Transform Body + Mind we are putting the finishing touches to a new recipe section on our website which we'll add to and I've popped a little printable PDF here with some ideas to help re-vitalise this season in the way of mindset, food, fitness with a few relaxation tools thrown in. Now off to dream about reading on the hammock once this isolation is over .... oh and fingers crossed for some sunshine!