My favourite Mimosa tree - the one in the Alec Clifton Taylor memorial garden, tucked away in the old churchyard of St Mary Abbots, Kensington - is already beginning to come into flower on its lower branches. This is very early - it's usually February - and is all the more cheering for that.
Nige, who, like Mr Kenneth Horne, prefers to remain anonymous, is also a founder blogger of The Dabbler and has been a co-blogger on the Bryan Appleyard Thought Experiments blog. He is the sole blogger on this one, and (for now) a wholly owned subsidiary of NigeCorp. His principal aim is to share various of life's pleasures.