Recently I’ve been noticing a change in the morning ride to the tram stop. The sky is becoming brighter, and occasionally there is blue visible. On some rather exciting days several people reported seeing the sun for several seconds at a time.

Spring is happening. And about time too.

A proper tree hugging hippy isn’t supposed to worry about things like winter of course, we’re supposed to, as it were, chill. However, a combination of exams and spending days in a concrete fridge in central Stuttgart have left your correspondent with a severe vitamin D deficiency and a strong desire to hibernate, so when we were greeted by the sunrise above on Friday, we went into the weekend ready to welcome Spring.

And then Saturday dawned…