Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Happy New Year
2013 dawned fine and clear, cloudless blue skies and sunshine that crept through windows and open doors, warm through the glass or when sheltered from the chilly wind. The beautiful day encouraged the feelings of optimism and joy that were felt by all who saw the new year in, listening to the chimes of London's Big Ben. Robins and wrens sang from every hedge, spiky gorse burst into sunshine yellow flowers, and it seemed, out of the wind and in the sun, where the doves coo-ed and robins courted, that spring really was not so far away.