I'm thrilled. I need this warmth in my bones.
We must have walked six miles, and with every step I felt energised, felt the sunshine and spring air filling my lungs, reviving me, giving me strength.
When we got home, I took my shoes and socks off and sat in the garden, listening to the birds and reading a new book, Findings, by Kathleen Jamie. I've not read anything by her before, but I'm enjoying this book of essays, steeped in the natural world.
I was warm, outside, for the first time this year, and it felt good.