Monday, 23 May 2011


I'm both delighted and scared about the weather so far this year. We've hardly had a drop of rain throughout May and spring has been gloriously warm so far this year.

Holidaying in France as a child, the poppy fields of Picardy remain firmly in my memory. It must've been in late July or August, but this year poppies began to appear at the start of this month.

Fears that the lack of rain has and will hit many UK farmers hard this year have been played down by the media, most news stations have instead decided to focus on the bumper Strawberry yield and the fact that the warm weather has resulted in the strawberries tasting much sweeter than usual.

And in town, the poppies and wildflowers planted last year are beautiful, here are some I spotted on Edward Street on Saturday morning.

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