Sun is shining, ground is firm – could it be spring? My mum says not to be so silly, we have to get through February and March before the days really start to warm up and, apparently, it was BALTIC on the beach this morning. We missed the beach as our pal and his dogs went at the crack of dawn – well, 8.30am which is before we are generally up and about. Window cleaner woke us all and pointed out a deliquescent rat under the front window. Obviously one of Marley’s trophies, bleurgh!