has sort of sprung. Snowdrops are out, the witch hazel is in full bloom - but so is the Christmas box, poor confused thing - the birds are singing and yesterday it was beautifully warm and sunny.

Today it's overcast again, but that only makes these purple dwarf iris all the more stunning.

Half term holidays mean it's been quite quiet all week (except for Wednesday, not quite sure why). Which means we got to press in good time and this week's edition of CJS Weekly is rolling off the printers, it's 8 pages this week with 44 jobs of which all bar one came direct.