Now i'm not afraid to admit that some days I like my job more than others...
That hour or so on the morning of Valentine's Day when you're hollow with anguish thinking you'll never sell it all and you've effectively bought yourself the Valentine's gift of bankruptcy - not so good.
Days like today - very good.
The reasons why today is a good day are threefold:
1. The sun has been shining for most of the morning.
2. Today marked the notable arrival of this year's very first bumble-bee. He was having a feast on some big pink cyclamen outside the shop. Did you ever wonder where bumble-bees go in the winter? I'll tell you... Into burrows in the ground like all the best beasts (badgers, hedgehogs, bears, dormice, squirrels, and some types of lemur). I know. Brilliant. If I was very small and looking for somewhere to hide I cant think of a better place than all cosy in Mr Bumble's burrow.
3. As if point 1 and 2 weren't proof enough that Spring is springing, the shop is simply heaving with gorgeous spring flowers, fresh from the market this morning!
We've got anemones in pale green and shocking pink, tulips of all shape and colour, daffodils from Jersey, scented British narcissi, chunky hyacinths in blue or pale lilac, and enormous ranunculus in the softest palest pink.
It's a feast for the senses in here. No wonder Mr Bumble chose us for his first breakfast.