First real signs of spring today here in the 'shire. It was warmer than we've been experiencing recently so I decided to sit out in the back garden to enjoy some spoils of war. The ordnance selected was a bowl of Capstan Navy Cut, accompanied by March's Nat Geo which I hadn't got round to reading. Jolly splendid combination it was, too; Professor Brian Cox's views on space exploration laced with swirls of smokey delight. [Sighs].