Just a short note to capture the joys of living in the countryside, the stillness of this Spring moment. The sun is shining, my garden lights up in a riot of colour, from the myriad shades of green, the violets and blues in my hanging baskets, the coral pink erections of the red hot pokers. Birds are singing, bees flit from flower to flower. Indoors, my cats lounge about in a shaft of sunlight, the only sound I hear is the constant ringing in my ears (tinnitus, for my sins!), but everything seems peaceful and still. Moments like these make life worth living.