There's an old saying that one swallow does not make a summer, but it always makes me smile when I first see these little guys whose epic journey has brought them back to our shores.
This one was sitting on the wires above the car while we ate our picnic lunch today. The weather might have been lovely, but the wind was still bitingly cold so we sat in the car to eat our sandwiches. We'd stopped to call into the very excellent Thorncliffe Farm Shop, near Emley, before a visit to Dearne Lea Ice Cream shop in nearby Shelley. Fantastic ice cream, and they also sell milk from their own dairy herd. Yum yum!