Spring Watch

For the next month, between the hours of 8.00 pm and 9.00 pm, you will find my wife and I curled up on the sofa, glass of wine in hand, taking in the delights of the BBC’s Spring Watch. For those who haven’t seen it (and for you who live elsewhere than the UK), Spring Watch is a live broadcast which simply observes the emergence of spring here in the UK. From otters frolicking in the inlets and bays of Shetland, to garden birds rearing their young in nesting boxes in Devon, Spring Watch is homage to creation par excellence. It’s also food for the soul, therapy for the weary urban dweller and an invalid opportunity for my wife (who lives with a most fragile of faith), to re-connect with her Maker. My wife and I are hardly evangelical in our outlook, but for the next month Spring Watch will be our 'quite time'. Feel free to commune with us tonight – BBC2, 8.00 pm.