This winter lasted so long. The kids didn't wanted to play outside anymore. But now it's getting better. We no longer have to send them outside to get some fresh air. When we feel the fresh air coming in the house through an open front door, we know the girls have gone off to the secret shanty in the bushes. Or we find them high up in a tree. Or busy making 'witch soup' with herbs and flowers. And we? We can work in our beloved vegetable garden again. The lettuce we had sown last week is already showing.