It is always a sign of summer approaching when we see the first of the swallows arrive. It was really nice to see this pair tonight. It makes a change to beat my mother to the first sighting, she watches the spring sky like a hawk!
I hate to be mean to my friends who are currently 'ash bound' in foreign parts at the moment but seconds after taking the picture of the swallows, I caught sight of the first jet I have seen for 5 days.
Newcastle airport has been open today with flights to and from Scotland and The Isle of Man.
Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.