"You two should be outside, enjoying the sun," said my mother- just as she used to do when I was a stroppy kid. I pointed out that it was still February and actually quite cold, but went anyway and was rewarded with the sight of the complete arc of a rainbow.
The village duck pond keeps expanding. This morning it was almost level with the road- and a man from the Fire and Rescue service was placing sandbags along its edge. If it gets into the road it's likely to carry on down the embankment on the far side and into the houses beyond.