RIGHT now, the fields of Tynedale are full of newly- shorn sheep, dazzling onlookers with their newly- acquired whiter shades of pale. Beside them, their lambs are looking equally perky as they frisk and frolic in the lush greenery of the summer.
I ENJOYED a gustatory blast from the past the other day - steak and kidney pudding, chips and peas. The boy who sat behind me on our first day at grammar school 55 years ago was in Hexham for a flying visit, so nostalgic North-West nosh was the order of the day.
THANK goodness May is over - now I can have a rest! Three sons and two granddaughters are May kittens, and while the sons are just about past the stage of pop and party poppers, the little ones remain dedicated party animals.