We drove down to the south coast yesterday to spend the day with my inlaws, neither of whom have been particularly well recently (there are a lot of bugs and viruses about).
It was a really enjoyable day. We took them out for lunch at their favourite Chinese buffet, and afterwards we strolled along the riverside walk next to the River Itchen. Much to our amazement the weather was simply gorgeous. The sun shone brightly all day, and by early afternoon it was really warm - easily the warmest and most spring-like day of the year so far. Daffodils trumpeted from the verges, there were buds bursting on some of the smaller trees, geese honked, swans sailed magestically past, and the river sparkled in the sun.
Today we're back to mist and gloom, but it was lovely to have at least one day of spring at last.