February may well be on its way out, but Winter still seems to have us in its grip. Here at the Emporium we have been sitting, noses pressed against the Stockroom windowsill, eagerly awaiting the first signs of Spring. On grey days like today they may be hard to find but they are here - we can't fail to notice the gradually lengthening days, dusk not arriving until 6pm (there's an improvement if ever there was one), the sweetest sound of birdsong in the garden at the end of the day and buried deep in the garden the first signs of Spring shoots bravely emerging from their winter beds.
We cannot wait! Desperate to don our wellies and gardening gloves, we have instead filled the Emporium shelves with all manner of Spring like goodies. Sunshine yellow coffee pots in the Scullery, nature books, children's books and favourite Spring time reads in the Library, posters in the Dovecote and sewing notions in the Sewing Room.
Keep Warm and Carry On!