Why you may ask? Why the sudden good mood? Was it the annual valentines day treat from the lady of the manor? Actually no, something far simpler.
All of a sudden it is daylight for pretty much all my commute to and from work. Not only daylight either, daylight with blue sky and the sun shining. Weather that is good for the soul, that helps us defrost a little bit from our semi hibernation over the winter.
It’s probably also one of the few times that I actually want to listen to the professional warblers Elbow “throw your curtains wide, one day like this a year will do me right”. (and repeat 50 times until the song finishes, song writing seems pretty easy doesn’t it). Sums up the feeling perfectly I reckon.
So here’s to the dawn breaking, to snowdrops and daffodils, to birds singing and lambs in the fields, to green grass and windows wide open, to going out in a t-shirt and the removal of socks.
I can almost smell the first BBQ of the year.