...of winter! Snowdrops are everywhere, bluebells and daffodils won’t be far behind, and it seems remarkably mild. No doubt there will be a few more glitches before 21st March, the official first day of spring, but there is definitely a lightening in the sky and more bird song. Here at L&F HQ we’re divided: I love the short dark days and relish the excuse of bad weather to draw the curtains and light the fire. Mr I lives for the summer, and our young – including my admirable business partner - are utterly hopeless in anything resembling heat, so between us we have the whole year covered. Someone’s always happy, which is lovely, and someone’s always whinging a bit – but hey. C’est la vie!, as they say in rural Lincolnshire, - usually at this time of year.