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Friday, February 05, 2010

Staving off the gloom; Friday Five

Candlemass is past, and Christmas is well and truly over, here in the UK February looks set to be its usual grey and cold self. Signs of spring are yet to emerge; if like me you long for them perhaps you need ways to get through these long dark days. So lets share a few tips for a cold and rainy/ snowy day....

1. Exercise, what do you do if you can't face getting out into the cold and damp?

2. Food; time to comfort eat, or time to prepare your body for the coming spring/summer?

3. Brainpower; do you like me need to stave off depression, if so how do you do it?

4. How about a story that lifts your spirits, is there a book or film that you return to to stave off the gloom?

5. Looking forward, do you have a favourite spring flower/ is there something that says spring is here more than anything else?

Bonus; post a poem/ piece of music that points to the coming spring......

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  1. Spring can't come soon enough for me! I played over at my blog.

  2. href="">Played< for the winter blues...hope this works today...

  3. I can't believe I'm this early -- go me! Think spring here ...and bring a seed catalog!

  4. As winter plods on....and on....I thought longingly about spring and played here.

  5. Thanks Sally. I had fun.

    I broke through the, with photos as well.

  6. With the sun finally shining outside, here is my Friday Five.

  7. I played on a gloomy gray morning with the possibility of snow here.

  8. What fun! Mompriest and I posted the same poem, proving only that great RevGals think alike..... :)

  9. Thanks Sally - your Friday Five reminded me to go and cut some forsythia to "force" to get me through the next few weeks of snow, snow and more snow. Here's mine, with 2 bonuses! :)

  10. As it has just started to snow...the "big one" as they call it. I played here

  11. I finally got here.

  12. I played and havent for a very very very long time. I played!



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