Spring has given us yet another tantalising glimpse today with wall-to-wall sunshine and a pleasant wind blowing. A good day for washing so I have done four loads - they are flapping on the line as I write. Tomorrow strong winds and heavy rain are forecast so we have to make the most of today. The birds are certainly doing that - dare I admit that they nearly drove me mad when I was pegging out the washing - robins, sparrows and blackbirds competing to see who could sing the loudest.
The farmer is back from hospital with nothing to show for his operation but a tiny plaster on one cheek and a note to go back next Monday to have the stitches removed. So far, so good.
Looking at what is on offer on the television tonight I see that it is the third in Jeremy Paxman's series on the First World War. If you have been watching it then I am sure that, like me, you will have been impressed by his presentation, inundated with things about this period in history that you did not know, and above all horrified and appalled at the loss of life and the terrible suffering. Really it should be compulsory watching - particularly for world leaders, who are very good at getting us into scrapes and detailing what we do about them, but never prepared to roll up their sleeves themselves.
Have you noticed while I am on the subject of leaders (and I will not use a capital letter) how every agency is blaming another one for the current crisis on the flooding in the South of England. Less blaming and more getting their finger out and doing something would be far more praise-worthy.