In the past I’ve disliked February and been thankful that it’s only had 28 or 29 days. This year I think differently. February contains Valentine’s Day, a day to spread and receive love. This year it has Shrove Tuesday, pancakes, Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. More causes to rejoice Flowers are beginning to appear in the gardens and hedgerows. Birds are returning and birdsong is increasing.

So this year I’m going to enjoy February and take pleasure in every day.