Yesterday, a series of little things happened.
To start with, I noticed for the first time this year that the sky was no longer pitch black when it was time to get up.
At lunchtime I was lured out from my desk by sunshine, and felt its warmth through my clothes.
The crocuses were open; indeed, some of them were wide open, which they only do when they're really relaxed.
Honeybees, bumblebees and even a couple…