The snow all went overnight as the temperature rose. Beautiful bright sunny day. Walked up to town. The local branch of Caffe Nero is now dog friendly. Although it's a chain not an independent it's become a favourite. Today a woman who was leaving as I went in asked me if dogs are allowed. "What a shame", she said when I said yes. I guess they've lost that customer. I told one of the baristas but she didn't seem concerned. And to be fair to the dogs they both settled quietly though I can understand that not everyone wants a dog about the place.
Walking home I saw the Forthside Bridge (£7 million as I've said before) against the blue sky. I still feel Stirling could have lived happily without this expensive bridge but there we are.
Washing is out on the line - blowing gently in the breeze and drying in the sunshine. A simple pleasure but hard to beat.