There may still be another nine days to go before the 21st but there are serious signs that Spring has either arrived or is on the brink of doing so.   Apart from the odd days when they are a little lower, temperatures are hitting the upper teens most days and with nice warm sunshine, flowers are making a welcomed appearance as are the blossoms on the trees.



So now we wait for the next big sign of Spring – the arrival of the swallows. They usually appear on or about St Patrick’s day (17th March) but as with all holidaymakers there are usually one or two earlier arrivals just checking out the accommodation and selecting the best spots.