I have missed my usual January blog - but really it was not a good month, except Burns night was fun, but we have had these dreadful colds, which lurk with you for weeks..... Very Boring.... But now, February. I went for a walk yesterday afternoon, it was so nice along the River Asker. Spring is making a push and birds were calling for partners, the magpies were in their messy nests already, and flowers thrusting forward. Lots of celandines, lots of snowdrops, in clumps along the river bank and also primroses. Spring feels early... The nest box has occupants already - not the blue tits we had hoped for, but Mr and Mrs Sparrow.... All very pleasant for the half-term break.