In many ways, springtime is better than summer. While in summer the sun is high and the days are long with everything in bloom, there is a sense of wanting time to stand still because, and this is especially true in the far north; we know what will naturally follow. So let us appreciate spring and not be in too much of a hurry. Listen to the birds and be restored by their various songs and cries; the skylark, curlew, blackbird, oyster catcher to name but a few. The sea that surrounds us is beguiling as the light conditions of a new season impart tones of celadon, turquoise and the deepest blue. The islands are transformed again into enchanted lands of possibility which are the source for textile colour palettes and designs to be found in future Marielle K collections.