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For a long time I've always considered myself very much a lover of Autumn/Winter, of course I will always love Autumn, it's the season of colourful tree's, Halloween, pumpkin pie and October, my Birthday month! But the older I get for some reason I find myself becoming more in love with Spring & Summer every time they roll around, definitely more so Spring because as much as I do love the sunshine, Summer in full swing for us British can get a little muggy, which is why I'm even more excited to be spending a week this August in lovely France, more specifically Bordeaux. 

So Spring, maybe it's my recent love affair with pretty, breezy dresses, having worked for a clothes shop last year that mostly sold the most lovely dresses, the flowers everywhere you look (which of course makes even better for blog photo's!), the lambs, the long walks and the sun going down a lot later, picnic's & family BBQ's, I'm officially appointing Spring my favourite season.

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Last weekend myself and the rest of my family minus one (my other sister has a new boyfriend & they're young and in love so obviously he trumps all of our family outings) decided to take a little picnic to Burghley House, which is only about a 10 minute drive from where I live but for some reason I haven't visited since a primary school trip and had completely forgotten how beautiful it is both inside and outside in the gardens. I got some serious interior inso from the inside of Burghley, even the sofa's in the 1800's were art! 

Whilst sitting down to this little picnic it got me thinking about what Spring means to me and the reasons why I love it so much, that transition from cold as ice cubes air, cuddle up on the sofa with the fire on & your 3 cats and eat all the food for 4 months straight (in my case anyway..), into blossom tree's taking over the world and everybody's Instagram, BBQ's with friends/family and lot's of bottles of refreshing Rekorderlig Cider in flavours that just scream Spring, the warm Sun that shines down and hits your shoulders, but still brings along that little breeze of fresh air that's just enough to keep you cool. Spring has a sense of newness, a fresh start in the air. Some people hoard things & struggle with throwing out old clothes but I've always been addicted to switching things up, I constantly look like I have no clothes in my wardrobe because 9 times out of 10 they get given to charity a few months down the line when I realise they're not me anymore. I love change and the new, and every year that's exactly what Spring brings for me. Along with a new sense of adventure, this year I vowed to myself that I'm going to set out on way more outings, near and far, as my heart has always told me I have to travel here and there, but sometimes I forget that there is still a lot I have left to discover of my own country/surroundings, little hide aways & coffee shops, parks, wooded area's, waterfalls even and in the case of last weekend, a little trip to Burghley House.

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Other than my love for spending time with my family, the wonderful weather and sense of adventure, another thing that inspired my idea for a picnic was that I read about Walpurgis, which is the last day of April, known as Walpurgis Eve, a celebration in Sweden of the start of Spring. Swedes host bonfires and public gatherings across the country and the following day, a public holiday to celebrate the beginning of Spring, now that's something I could get into. This Spring/Summer I would really love to have more outings like this, especially when it starts to get a lot warmer, I feel I'll be having a lot more picnic's this year at Burghley, especially when the deer decide they'd like to show themselves.

Rekorderlig Cider
Rekorderlig Cider
Rekorderlig Cider
Rekorderlig Cider
Rekorderlig Cider

This month I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to work alongside Rekorderlig Cider & since me/my family have always been big fans of this drink, I'm pretty sure it's around and about every Summer for our BBQ's and family gatherings, I thought it might be a nice idea to also mention just a few ways you can enjoy these mouth-watering beverages this Spring. Rekorderlig Cider offers multiples flavours, in this post I'm enjoying Spiced Plum, Wild Berries & Mango-Raspberry. (Not all to myself or all in one sitting, of course!)

SPICED PLUM

The first little rearrangement I've created is for the lovely flavour that is Spiced Plum, you can enjoy this drink either hot or cold, which would be perfect for in the winter for a mulled wine kind of effect, but since we're in Spring and heading for Summer, I of course enjoyed this drink with a few ice cubes, but would also work great with crushed ice (I'm just not that fancy or well enough pre-prepared) and a slice of Orange to garnish. This is deliciously sweet and the after taste kind of reminds me a little of Haribo's!

MANGO-RASPBERRY

Next up and my personal favourite is Mango-Raspberry, I'm obsessed with Mango's, I used to always get a big bag of sliced Mango from M&S on my lunch break when I worked in a shopping centre, so anything that even remotely has the flavour of Mango in it is right up my street! Everyone very much enjoyed this flavour at the picnic, it's so refreshing and really is the perfect Spring/Summer beverage. Served over ice, with a squeeze of fresh lemon & a wedge of lemon to garnish.

WILD BERRIES

Lastly, but by no means least wild berries flavour. (The base flavour for all of these cider's is pear) blended with wild berries & you can definitely taste the pear, it's sooooo delicious! Anything that is mixed with or is mixed berries flavour is perfect for Spring. I like to enjoy this drink over ice cubes, with a layer of seasonal berries.

I really enjoyed creating this post (& of course the delicious cider courtesy of Rekorderlig!) Have you ever tried Rekorderlig Cider and if so, what's your favourite flavour? Also, I would love to know what is special for you about Spring, what does Spring mean to you?

I hope you've all had a lovely Easter and consumed plenty of food/chocolate!

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- This post is kindly sponsored by Rekorderlig Cider, but all thoughts/photography is my own. -