So to celebrate here's a picture of some beautiful saxifrage, flowering its hat off (as Mr T says) in the spring sunshine.
Saxifraga x apiculata I think. It's always been on the top of the wall and flowers better after a hard winter. The daffodils are looking stunning too and there was a small tortoiseshell butterfly warming up on the bare soil at lunch time, the dunnocks are flirtatiously wing waving and the robins are singing from the tops of, what seems like, every tree. Sparrows and blackbirds are bustling about with beaks full of nesting material. The blackthorn is in flower in Sleights (4 miles down the hill) but no sign here several hundred feet higher up.