Spring is always late coming up here. But today is St Patrick's Day and Spring is definitely in the air - pure, unbroken sunshine and not a breath of a breeze. The daffodils, crocus and hyacinth are all out in the garden, the sheep have all had a pedicure, the one naughty one who belongs to someone else but who got in with ours weeks ago, has been sorted out, penned and is waiting for collection.
I have just been for my weekly hairdressing appointment and find that our little town is riddled with traffic lights whilst various bits and pieces are being done here and there. Someone told me that it is all happening at present because Councils have to spend up by the end of the financial year (April 6th) when their new budgets are set and if they haven't spent up then they may get less from the public coffers next year. They have to keep something back for 'emergencies' but now is the time to spend it. This does make sense and I do know that something like that used to happen in schools in the past.
Is anyone else thoroughly bored with the Budget? In the long run, unless you have thousands to invest does it make a lot of difference to you? I stand corrected if it does but I really do almost die of boredom at M P's just sounding off against one another.
Does anyone write letters any more? I have written to a friend this morning. My handwriting is terrible now as I have a severe shake in my right hand, but I still enjoy sending and receiving 'real' letters - so much better than an e mail. Finding one on the mat when the postman has been is such fun after the usual heap of junk mail. I do urge everyone to keep up the old-fashioned practice for as long as we can.
On that note I shall close down for another day. Hope the weather is like this tomorrow - the sight of the sun after the awful wet winter is a joy in itself.