Well, who knew we're an eighth of the way through the year already? At this rate it will be time to plan your Christmas holidays.
Just when you thought we were still in the grip of winter storms, did you notice that today it really was quite light in the morning, and again in the evening? As very loyal readers of the blog may know, I used to have a great guy called Luke who worked in the architecture office. Several months ago Luke headed to the Prince's Foundation, where he has a much more glamorous time designing buildings for Prince Harry and masterplans in Gabon. A very long time ago, I used to work at the Foundation. We all met up for drinks the other day. 'You never warned me Luke's sense of humour was so miserable' said his new boss, my good friend Ben. And indeed: it was about this time of year that Luke, as regular as clockwork, would comment on a Monday morning... "ooh, the evenings will be drawing in soon". Well, that always made me smile (that little tale may, I suspect, have already made it into one or two blogs, the sharp-eyed reader will recall).
But everywhere I look, there are signs of spring in Dorset. I know, I know... I'm a great looker out for signs of spring. Call it the optimist in me. But when I went for a walk over to Bellamont, for lunch on Saturday, I was pretty happy to see these in the verge.