I don’t know about where you are, but for us here in Scotland this weekend it has really started to feel like spring has arrived! No longer do I have drive to work in the dark as the days get increasingly longer. The sun which was shinning most of the week (and is doing so again today) has taken the crispness out of the air and I’m pleased to say that my trusty hat and scarf remain on the coat hooks at home!
However, it seems that I am not the only one who has noticed this welcome change of season. Indeed, there have been some obvious signs that nature also is beginning to revel in the winter drawing to a close. The birds definitely sound happy about it – their chirping is distinctly more cheerful. Ewes look proud and content as their recently born lambs race each other across fields that appear increasingly green and lush with each day that passes. The bright colors of spring flowers brighten a landscape that appeared bleak just a few weeks ago.
My favorite of these early (and almost valiant) flowers has to be the daffodil. As it has rises from the cold, hard ground and spreads its bright yellow petals towards the sun it reminds me that after the harshness of winter new life always (thankfully) ‘springs’ anew.
As I’m sure you can imagine, I was pretty pleased to see these beautiful flowers begin appearing in the garden around the Ecosse Unique office, providing a jubilant greeting each morning to all employees and visitors! In case you weren’t aware, our company headquarters is a attractive white washed cottage in the Scottish Borders which has been (sympathetically) converted into office space (I know, ingenious isn’t it, not only do we do we provide quality holiday cottages throughout Scotland, we have also based ourselves in one!)
It is not only our cottage headquarters that are benefiting from an abundance of these striking golden blooms; throughout Scotland they are now adorning the gardens of a number of our properties – providing proof that Spring is here! But don’t take my word for it – take advantage of the Unique Cottages’ spring deals and come see for yourself.