Its St David's Day on Saturday next here in Wales and I've been busy with my crochet hook and our national flower - the daffodil. When I was little we were more likely to make paper leeks, the other emblem of Wales. They were easy - a roll of white paper crayoned green at the top, fringed carefully with a scissors and attached to your jumper with a safety pin. We made them in school and there was usually an Eisteddfod too.
I don't know whether its coincidence but the Macmillan Cancer Support charity, whose emblem is also the daffodil, usually has a fund raising period at this time of year - is it just in Wales? I don't know. However a couple of people asked whether I would be making daffodils following on from my Remembrance Sunday poppy making marathon last year. And I thought why not. I've made about 30 so far, which will make a nice little sum for the charity if they are all sold.
And luckily the earliest daffs in the garden have decided its time to come out too - always a joyful sight. It won't be long before every town and village in the UK is decorated with daffodils on verges and roundabouts but the first in my garden are always special and are duly recorded with my camera.