I ventured out on a walk round the village after the recent storms. Spring is well and truly here in Charente Maritime, a third of the way through February. These are just some of the signs:
1. The swifts have arrived and are searching for their old nests
2. The first campervan since last Autumn trundled through
3. Saw the first part-timer Brit (complete with shorts and sandals with socks) looking lost
4.Volets open and lots of windows too, a good airing after the winter shutdown
5. Flowers, wild and garden varieties, growing like crazy
What have you seen to lighten your heart?