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Highlights of Spring

Hi readers, it's Kerry and William here this week writing about Spring.

We love this time of year, when the daffodils are coming out, making both of us feel like we have a spring in our step. It’s lovely seeing

lots of lambs in the fields too, bouncing up and down, being playful. I, William, enjoy taking out the old flower beds in the Borough Gardens and planting the new ones in – like geraniums, pansies, marigolds and petunias.

With the clocks going forward this weekend, it signals for us all that (we hope!) better weather is on the way, as well as Easter and soon those lovely long summer nights. This is great for us both, making it easier to go out at night, plus we can save electricity by not having to put the lights or heating on so early, if at all.

It made me, William, think about Spring bringing new life, and Easter being about the resurrection of Christ. Many of us have different views on religion, and we both wonder, when something dies (person, animal, flower …) if it is resurrected too? It does feel like as we say goodbye to winter, and welcome the new life of Spring. That wonderful feeling of everyone seeming more upbeat as they go about their day, talking to each other, walking or talking in their own or community gardens, the hustle and bustle which feels like new life.

As we write this, it’s Red Nose Day and St. Patrick’s Day – we wonder if that will bring for us all the luck of the Irish, as we move into Spring? Let’s hope that after the terrible earthquakes, the cost of living crisis and other disasters, that Spring will bring better things for the world.

The writers of the Our View column are supported in their editing by People First Dorset - a charity led and run by people with learning disabilities with support from staff.

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