It was a lovely sunny, spring-like today - a fact reflected in the blog entries of gardeners all over the UK, no doubt - so what a shame I was stuck indoors.
But if the wolf is to be kept from the door, a living has to be made, so no playing at the Hill for me today.
A little bright spark in my day, though, was to see these tiny tete-a-tete narcissi just coming into flower by the front door when I went to buy a paper at lunchtime.
They are so tiny, I had to practically stand on my head to take the photo, much to the amusement of a number of passers-by.
But spread a little happiness, eh?