Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart



The Trouble with Frogs

Posted by heatherloughlin on March 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Don’t get me wrong, I love frogs. Much of my youth was spent collecting frogspawn (it was legal in the 80's, along with most other stuff). I'd watch in wonder as the tadpoles grew arms and legs and then turned into frogs. Really… how do they do that??

My frogspawn obsession hasn’t waned much over the years and I will generally start stalking our two ponds around mid February to see if any frogspawn has arrived (this year, it was first spotted on 27th February, in case you were wondering).

The problem is, frogspawn is one of those tantalising signs of Spring. For me, it’s the frogspawn, the catkins on the hazel trees and the first primrose in the ringfort that really let me know that Spring is here. 

Unfortunately, in this part of the world it’s also Mother Nature’s way of saying “Spring is here! There’s so much to do! Just look at those weeds starting to take over Caravantasia! Feel GUILTY about those evenings spent slouched on the sofa with a hot water bottle, a glass of wine and a box set. Don’t mind those sub-zero temperatures/wind/snow/hail, you lazy human. Get outside, for God’s sake. It’s SPRING!!!”

You know what I mean? Mother Nature can be so cruel, even when she’s not dishing out floods and hurricanes. The promise of spring is there, but that's about all.  

Next year I will leave the frogs alone and not go looking for frogspawn until around April. That should fix it. Ignorance will be bliss. 

I will let you in on the plans for Caravantasia over the next few weeks. We have quite a lot of fun events in the pipeline and will have another Caravan to show you soon. Maggies Kitchen, which I talked about in the last blog post, has been on hold for a while because of the frost (which is bad for the mortar, apparently) but it should be finished as soon as the weather improves a bit. We can't wait to start getting the site ready for the new season but will need a bit more dry weather first. 

So, until next time, just hurry up Spring and stop messing around with us. Ok?!

  Skip: Clearly not impressed either


Categories: Random musings

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In


Reply Zithromax
7:10 AM on September 25, 2021 
Orlistat Sky Pharmacy
Reply Typeamepe
11:37 AM on September 25, 2021 
hcq 400 mg
Reply edidway
2:04 PM on September 30, 2021 
prednisone without prescription
Reply Suenebler
5:38 PM on October 1, 2021 - does gabapentin make you sleepy
Reply gabapentin abuse
10:42 PM on October 3, 2021 
Priligy 30mg Wiki
Reply Apodema
1:23 PM on October 6, 2021 
Reply erenouh
10:36 PM on October 7, 2021 - buy prednisone online for dogs
Reply Prednisone
11:51 AM on October 10, 2021 
Bentyl Dicyclomine Website No Prior Script
Reply zolouro
12:16 PM on October 29, 2021 
Reply Viagra
3:51 PM on October 30, 2021 
Buy 10 Pack Of Clomid Pills
Reply aspinna
6:09 PM on October 30, 2021 
ivermectin side effects
Reply impemiowl
3:00 PM on October 31, 2021 
Reply Chipshede
5:05 PM on November 1, 2021 
priligy 30mg
Reply Inhense
5:12 PM on November 1, 2021 
Reply Viagra
5:33 PM on November 1, 2021 
Best Prices On Levitra
Reply faseembof
6:08 AM on November 4, 2021 
Reply Cialis
9:38 PM on November 5, 2021 
Amoxil Reaction Allergique
Reply Lasix
11:48 AM on November 6, 2021 
Where Can I Buy Diuretic Lasix
Reply generic stromectol
3:05 PM on November 6, 2021 
Amoxicillin A Year After Experation Date
Reply arounda
8:03 AM on November 8, 2021 
can you buy furosemide over the counter