As winter turns to spring I can feel my mood lightening and it feels like the world around me feels the same. The mornings and evenings start becoming lighter. Spring flowers start peeking though. There’s blossom on the cherry trees and the magnolias are in flower. I’m so much more motivated to get out and about in the fresh air. Going for a walk becomes a real pleasure. Okay there are still showers, but there’s a long of sunshine too.
One thing I’ve noticed over the years is ‘the first good weather weekend of spring’. The first time I came across this, it seemed like I and every person in Birmingham had driven out to the nearby Clent Hills with the same aim in mind. Since then I’ve been determined to make the most of that precious first weekend of spring, but without the traffic queues. So this year I sought out a local beauty spot that I could reach without driving. Our local park was so important during the lockdowns. Sometimes it was really busy. It has a golf course which is usually off limits, but during the lockdowns we were allowed to stroll on it which meant there was a bit more room to escape the crowds. Now that we can go further afield to walk, it’s quieter spot but still a great place to get some fresh air and exercise.
We set out on a family walk with me wearing the new clothes I was sent by Lighthouse. I’m wearing the Seashore T Shirt in the Cloud Pale Blue Stripe colourway. It’s a great quality T shirt, well cut and there’s a nice weight to the material. It’s great for spring as you can easily use it for layering up or down depending on the amount of sunshine and the temperature outside. I like that the T shirt has a good length to it – I have a longish body and it’s nice to have a little extra length, but I think it would fit most people well. So far it’s washed well too and hasn’t shrunk or faded, although I hasn’t been through the wash a lot of times.
I’m also wearing the Long Beachcomber Jacket in Dandelion. As you can see it’s got this slightly nautical stripy blue lining in soft jersey which adds an extra layer of warmth for chillier spring days. The same material lines the hood too which makes it feel very cosy.
The Beachcomber jacket is a great quality jacket and I love the bright yellow colour. It’s a very springtime shade reminding me of daffodils. The lining provides a little warmth. But it’s a jacket that’s intended for those in between days of spring and autumn, although it would get some use in any season depending on the day. The 3/4 length means that you are protected from the worst of the weather if it gets a bit damp. The jacket has waterproof, breathable and windproof features with fully taped seams giving protection against April showers. The outer is a polyester microfibre peach finished. I love the two front pockets which are generous and perfect for keys, or just to keep your hands out of the wind. You can also make use of the secure, zipped internal pocket.
My springtime walk was lovely and I felt properly dressed for the occasion thanks to Lighthouse. I know these items will take me through spring and beyond.
Disclosure: I was sent this clothing by Lighthouse for the purposes of this review.