Friday, 5 February 2010

Friday Five: staving off the gloom

Sally over at Revgals has posted a 'Spring' Friday Five challenge:
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?

Walk in a determined manner to the blinds, shut them, walk to bed.  Practice intentional hibernation

2. Food; time to comfort eat, or time to prepare your body for the coming spring/summer?
Just give me the chocolate of joy and it will all be okay... and nobody will get hurt

3. Brainpower; do you like me need to stave off depression, if so how do you do it?
See number 2

4. How about a story that lifts your spirits, is there a book or film that you return to to stave off the gloom?
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young woman in possession of cold, damp grey days must be in want of an Austen...

5. Looking forward, do you have a favourite spring flower/ is there something that says spring is here more than anything else?
A tie for 1st place: the fragile delicacy of the first emerging snowdrops and the bold, brassy wonderful riot of crocuses along the Meadows in Em'bra

Bonus; post a poem/ piece of music that points to the coming spring......  
Ahhhh, a little Vivaldi: Spring ... with some pretty pic's of spring flowers to look at:


Sally said...

Love # 2! And we posted the same youtube vid, great pics aren't they :-)

MumPastor said...

right there with you on #2 Nik! And thanks for the great video (you too Sally!)

altar ego said...

I wish chocolate worked for me. Alas, just a snippet of the "good" dark stuff just leaves me wanting more. Last night that resulted in a whole lot of peanut butter that would have been better left in the jar.

Auntie Knickers said...

Wondering if we share a first name! Always wanted to live in Scotland or at least visit there. And Austen is one of my favorites too, and I snorted at your #1!~

Jan said...

I love your term "intentional hibernation." And chocolate does help in so many ways.