I know - it feels impossible, doesn't it, that it's the season of bunnies and daffodils while in reality we're huddled by the fireside in our thermal vests. (I'm writing of friends in the UK here - please, if you are somewhere hot and sunny, tell us. It's such a long time since we've been warm that we've forgotten what it feels like.)
But, foul weather or not, the shops are full of chocolate, schools are breaking up, offices shutting down for a few days, and families finding time to play together.
And I, too, will take a few days off. So this is my last post until after Easter.
For the committed Christian, this is, of course, a festival of hope and renewal. May it bring you joy. For those of other faiths, or none - well, we can have fun too. Let's hope the sun shines on us all (at last), and we can savour precious time with those we love. I shall eat cake, and think of you all.