With an evening light this bright and fine, it does not even matter that the kitchen is a bit messy! (Or, as you hear read me say every time this year; the windows in need of washing.)

There will be a lot of going on about the returning light, there are a lot of posts about that everywhere up here already. But you got to hand it to us; it's been reported that we've just had the darkest winter in fifty years. And so I believe it was. But give it a few weeks and the winter coat and dark mornings will be long forgotten!