A while ago, at a Book Fair, I bought a book called ‘The Darling Buds of May Book of the Seasons,’ and have finally got around to reading some of it.
It is sectioned into the four seasons, and each section contains extracts from the writings of H.E. Bates (the author of “The Darling Buds of May”), showcasing his mentioning of the English countryside in that season.
Celebrating the fact that we are now in Spring, that was the section I read first.
The book was published in 1992, and is beautifully illustrated by Llewellyn Thomas with both coloured illustrations and black line drawings.
I was saddened this afternoon to learn that one of my favourite rugby players, Sean Wainui, tragically died in a car accident this morning. Sean played for our regional Chiefs and the Maori All Blacks team. He was 25 years old.
It brings home just how fragile life is, and how none of us can know when our end may be.
Live each and every day the very best you can,