At last we have summer and that lovely smell of heat and greenery. I have been reading books for a literary tour and it was a prefect time to engulf myself in the works of Edward Thomas and Laurie Lee, with their wonderful descriptions of countryside and nature. In Puruit of Spring by Edward Thomas conjures up hedgerows, blackbirds, celandines and a renewed wonder in all the beauty of our wild places. Lee has a gentle and reflective way of making us see the world through a childs eyes in Cider with Rosie. Its good to try and hold onto this sense of wonder as we get older.