Beautiful day today – but cold. We took the first walk for ages along the bank of the Tay. No sign of the salmon fishing even tho’ the start of the season was delayed until the beginning of February. You can see where the level of the river reached at its height – most of seven feet above where it is today – and the river is still flowing faster than you could walk. Snowdrops everywhere. There has been a lot of clearing going on in the woods around us – out of the middle of the woods leaving the trees around the edges standing. Meanwhile, the deer have apparently eaten the green shoots of our new hedge. And I had to get the AA to stir up +Bruce and Elaine’s horses which couldn’t be got to move at all. They are now eagerly trotting and prancing around ready for their return when summer comes.