It seems like things are warming up and finally all the snow and signs of winter have disappeared. Bert and his mate,( haven't yet discovered his name) have had a brilliant holiday with us. These are are longest staying guests at Whitethorn. Recently Bert has managed to take his rug off but his mate still finds it a bit nippy up here. The primroses are out and the hens are enjoying the better weather. Sunshine means it is pleaseant enough to be out in the garden enjoying the trees coming into leaf and the plants flowering.