Spring Is Sprung!

Published: Tuesday 18th Mar 2014

‘Spring is sprung, the grass is ris, I wonder where the birdies is!?’ This famous saying by an anonymous author was often quoted at random times by Spike Milligan. Its what leaps to my mind once we turn the corner from the icy clutches of winter to the welcome signs that spring is finally on its way.

As I work once a fortnight at our lovely Burnham Market office I have the enviable joy of taking the coast road from my home in High Kelling to work. The route is a driver’s treat during any season but spring holds the crown.  I cut through the twisty lanes from my house, through Wiveton to Blakeney. I have to drive with special due care and attention along these roads due to the plethora of wildlife to be found, often in the middle of the lane! Pheasants, deer, rabbits, owls and hares (my favourite) make regular appearances; they never fail to warm the cockles.

After a quick glimpse of the sea at Cley it can then often be seen off to the right once driving though Blakeney, Morston and then Stiffkey. Daffodils, crocuses and snowdrops have recently burst into life adding a vibrant splash of colour to the dull hue left from winter. Buds on trees are visible and will soon burst forth with blossom and leaves. I hardly ever come across much other traffic going in either direction which adds to the calmness, Classic FM on the car radio enhancing the serenity.

Skirting the beautiful seaside town of Wells and then Holkham with its unspoilt beach and pine woods I head off slightly inland to my final destination, Burnham Market. I consider myself truly privileged to have this commute to work – beats the underground any day!!!

By Alison Buck - 18/03/14