Well maybe not quite yet but the Goyt has broken its winter silence. The curlews cry floats across the valley. A daffodil has flowered in our back garden, blackbirds sing in the early morning mist, the sun is out and it’s warm outside. (Well warmish!) Spring appears to have arrived! Everything looks brighter, the light is softer, and it’s good to get up in the morning. Much as I enjoy winter, you can have too much of it. For us its been almost unrelenting grey, windy and wet for the past month or so. If its gone and spring really is here then good riddance I say.