Well, it's a bright and sunny morning, as I write this. The temperature has gone up considerbly, some 10 degrees, which is high, considering that in parts of the country it's been minus 15! The birdies are singing and bulbs are showing their green shoots and I think I may have seen buds on some trees. We saw primroses when we went to Stowe the other day, so that's a good sign. The bird-feeder which I gave to Carol at Christmas has been attracting quite a variety of birds, and a rather large pigeon sits on it regularly. The dogs are spending a good deal more time outside in the garden. Carol has applied for two jobs in Yorkshire, so, if things go according to plan we will be moving! Can't wait, as we so love that area of the country. It would be great to live somewhere which is within reach of the sea. This area is about as far as you can get from the sea, it's around a three-hour drive to the coast from here, depending, obviously where you go. Cromer is a good three-hour drive from Bedford, but it may be shorter, as the road towards Norwich has been improved over the past couple of years.