It's definitely becoming more springlike around here, as you can see from my little vaseful of flowers from the garden.
Son came down for the day yesterday and we walked along by the sea at Cramond.
It was sunny, if not hot. I'm so glad to live on the coast and also near hills. Both are essential for getting perspective on things - though of course even they don't always work.
The grandchildren and their parents came round later and the little ones enjoyed meeting their uncle again. We went out to the garden with Grandson, leaving Granddaughter inside (with her grandpa), and she wasn't having any of that.
(Grandson was ill over Saturday night - the sort of illness that requires two changes of pyjamas and bedding. On Sunday, I phoned to enquire how things were.
"Oh, fraught," said Son-in-Law 1, sounding - well, fraught.
"Oh dear," I said. "Has he been sick again?"
"No, he's fine," said SIL 1. "It's just that there are only two of us and there are millions of them."
Millions = one child of 2 years 8 months who is full of ideas - not all of them convenient - and one child of nearly 1 who crawls very fast, is highly enthusiastic and has no sense of danger at all.
I remember it well.)