April is one of my most favourite months of the year. The word April originates long ago and is derived from the Greek word for ‘opening.’ April is the month that for generations has always been put aside to cleanse the home, to Spring clean, to purge, to begin again. The month for opening cupboards and drawers and dispatching anything that we no longer use – whether it be stale tubes of creams, frayed, worn and washed-out clothing, chipped crockery or that odd bit of plastic (whatever did I keep that for) it is the time for re-birth and refreshing the home. What can be more satisfying than to start a Spring clean with recycling and binning the things that we know we shall never use again?
April is also the month when more and more plants open their buds … what a wonderful month this is that presents us with so many things to look at – from new flowers to the birth of new creatures … it is wonderful to be alive and appreciate the opening of April.