Spring forward ..


Yippeeeeeeeee … we’ve made it! January’s done and we’re heading into Spring at last. Ok, I know it’s still cr*p out there at the mo but things are on the up, most definitely. The dreariest month of the year is over and it’s already light by eight o’clock. Reasons to be cheerful, or what?..

I changed cars last week and had to swap all my accumulated garbage from the old car to the new. Reader, I had 53 CDs scattered around it. They were everywhere. In the glove box, in door pockets, under the front seats, stuck into my sun-visors, spread attractively around the boot – everywhere, in fact, but in the CD player. In amongst the discs was a small collection of cassettes. Yes, C90s! So, as other drivers are getting blue-tooth and built-in Sat Nav and combination tv/microwave/toasters in their cars, I’ve finally got rid of a car that still had a cassette player in it. Another reason to be cheerful? You betcha! Yippeeeee …


Quick! March ..

March! Quick, it’s March again! Get in the garden! Do Spring stuff! Quick!..
(Before the snow comes!!)..

I get such a mental boost to know that Winter has – officially, at least –  finished! Ok, now they’re forecasting snow and cold stuff, but it doesn’t seem half as bad when the birds are tweeting, the daffs are daffing and the evenings are already light. I’m definitely a warm weather man!

Dare I mention cheese again? Just once more? Because I was down at The Cheese Factory again yesterday to finish off the website photography, and so that’s the end of warm fleeces and thick coats as I shot my pictures in their chilly refrigerated work areas! Man, I’ll bet those guys are glad of warm Spring weather when they emerge from their Cheddar caves. Anyway, I’ve already added a shot to my PR web-page. See if you can spot it!

Finally, today’s image. Taken from my archive, it shows Army Cadets in Eccles – circa 1976. I remember the Spring of that year very well, as I went with these guys to an Easter camp in Leek! The food they gave us that weekend? I’d have killed for a hunk of cheese!..