Thoughts of summer

Spring is truly here now. The cranes have flown by in their thousands heading to the cooler shores of Scandinavia. We’ve enjoyed some very sunny and warm days although now we are experiencing April showers, albeit a few days early.

Our thoughts turn to all the preparation for summer. This is a very busy time. Patios have to be cleaned. Garden furniture has to be checked and cleaned and, where necessary, new items purchased. Pools have to be opened up and the lengthy cleaning process, after being under the winter cover for the past six months, started. And the grass, weeds, plants all start to grow in front of your eyes. The grass has already been cut twice but, again this morning, I see that the daisies are reappearing. It’s a busy time.

But all the hard work is worth it – summer is just round the corner. And this weekend the clocks change to British summer time – so the evenings start to draw out. Happy times.