Is spring particularly special this year?
Spring is a blessing every year! When spring arrives, you can feel how things are improving. That said, I think spring means something special to most people this year. We’ve all had a harsh winter – there has been a collective duvet covering us, and it’s been so dark. But suddenly it’s brightening up and we’re becoming more optimistic.
What do you love most about spring?
That I’m filled with hope – and amazement that everything is growing and springing up. Creative juices start to flow, and the revitalisation is so delightful. All the dark and heavy clothes we’ve been wearing all winter – well all of a sudden, you can’t stand them! I think in the spring everyone has a sort of change in personality almost.
Do you have any spring traditions?
I have some very classic traditions every year: The terrace furniture is taken back out into the garden, we have Easter dinners, we pick snowdrops, clean the windows and pack away the winter wardrobe.
What are you hoping for right now?
‘Waiting and hoping turns many people into fools’, is what I usually say. But this spring, hope has taken on a different meaning for me. I dearly hope that we can get out and be together again – that we can meet for an Easter dinner. I don’t think that’s completely unrealistic. I suppose it’s really quite a modest hope, but maybe hopes are actually best when they’re a bit modest.