The stirrings of Spring.
Good yeomen, There is a definite feel that winter is losing its icy grip and that Spring is getting ready to do a good impression of Zebedee and boing into action. There are definite stirrings about the place. (Note 1)
The opening picture is of a lovely bunch of crocus (Or should that be Crocii or crocuses?) that have come into bloom in the garden. The daffodils are showing signs of bursting into bloom and there is even blossom on some trees around the town. It will soon be time to pack away the winter combinations. (Note 2)
The festival of Easter and Spring have become joined at the hip in recent years. Marketing men have realised that there is more money to be made from the earth taking on a fresh green tinge than by remembering a crucifiction.
That chocolate rabbit was being raffled at the office I was at Friday. It is incredible. The box must be two foot (600mm) tall. The rabbit itself contains about 3.3 pounds (1.5kg) of chocolate.
The trouble is you can never have too much chocolate. The drak chocolate for me, I think. At least to start with…
From 14th June 2006, the industry standard Crozzy Standard has been applied to footnotes.
NOTE 1: There may be one or two of my grubbier minded yeomen who may have looked groinward and nodded in that wistful manner so beloved of romantic fiction writers. Sadly, at my age instead of looking groinward I find myself opening my spam folder and seeking assistance. Click to return
NOTE 2: Winter combinations being the neck to ankle undergarments with the handy escape hatch at the back. But remember fine yeomen – “Nay cast a clout ‘til May is Out!”. Click to return
NOTE 3: The receptionists in the office know exactly how best to wring out money for good causes. Having this lump of chocolate on display all through lent is bound to sell a few more tickets. Click to return