Feeling as heavy as lead and as bloated as the average darts professional, I figured it would be a good idea to get in a second 10km run in a row - not the 10 miles I'd envisaged this morning but my bed just ended up far too warm to leave in time.
Especially as I'd been up late observing open star clusters in my 10x50 binoculars. So much to see up there and it barely costs you anything.
Today's run took me out on my old route to Coddington and back, and I was pleased to spot a flock of about 80 fieldfare in the field next to the windmill. As ever, despite their robust size, they are spooky birds and hard to get close to.
Getting home and visiting the elders, I found that indeed primroses are out now as well, just a pair of shy ones under the bramley tree. It was bright today, but hardly that springlike.
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