managed à walk around La Balme, cuckoo calling all the way. I now remember getting tired of hearing them every year, but good to know that spring has definitely arrived, Achieved my target steps, so a happy person. Saw a few early spotted orchids, someone (we all know who) has damaged the flower heads with a sit on lawnmower, but I suppose they are in the path he cuts for walking around La Balme.
There is still a little stream running in the bottom field, from the spring, which is overflowing, the farmèrs should be content this summer, as the water table will be high. Never known such a wet start to the year.