Could spring have sprung at last? I came out of St Serf’s, Comrie this morning into clear blue sky and warm air. The cold wind seems to have gone. The staff are beginning to bring the Blogstead croquet lawn back into commission. +Bruce and Elaine, like migrating swallows, are due back on Thursday. And finally … Alexander McCall Smith is on the front page of the Sunday Times Property Section and is apparently holding Poppy.