Did somebody once ask the question, when winter comes can spring be far behind? Whether or no, there was a sign of spring in the park this morning. A song thrush was singing for all he was worth, despite this being only the third day of winter.
But on a more appropriately topical note, this comment was heard from a seven-year-old in Santa's grotto today:
"I hope you won't make the same mistake this year that you made last year. I asked for an Xbox and you gave me an egg box!"
Santa was left speechless.