I like March. I tend to first notice around mid February that morning walks are no longer in pitch dark. By March spring seems well and truly on the way. Everywhere you go, things are coming to life. Birds sing in the early morning, you notice when the first solitary daffodils are ready to burst open and places that are the sole domain of dog walkers for the winter months start to fill with people enjoying the first signs of spring.
This month saw our first trip to the Wirral. After a good lunch in Raby we spent a few hours enjoying the hazy sunshine on the beach at West Kirby, a dog owners Mecca if ever we saw one.
It certainly won't be our last trip.
Preston's most recent cultural attraction, the Global Rainbow, also provided an evening walk with a difference. Preston Docks was, for a few nights a least, transformed into a wonderful setting for an amazing display of rainbow coloured lasers streaking across the sky.
Finally, the warmer weather meant we could relatively easily and safely ascend the Lakeland peaks once more. We had a great but misty walk up the Langdale Pikes on an increasingly rare chance of a last minute day off.
Summer is on the way!