February half-term holiday is when we expect a last cold blast of winter - possibly with snow. Well, there's been no such thing this last week. It's been damp and fairly warm every day except one - and that was sunny and really warm, warm enough to sit outside without a jacket and eat lunch!
Under the murk and damp, the garden is slowly coming back to life. Crocuses have suddenly appeared while no one was noticing, the forsythia is heading towards full flower and daffodils are looking ready to burst open any time soon - all that's needed now is a little more sunshine!