Sunshine put a spring in our step

Sunshine girl ' Emily Jackson enjoys a Slush Puppy while admiring the wonderful daffodil display at Springfields Gardens. Photo (TIM WILSON) SG100415-124TW
Sunshine girl ' Emily Jackson enjoys a Slush Puppy while admiring the wonderful daffodil display at Springfields Gardens. Photo (TIM WILSON) SG100415-124TW

Smiles, summer frocks and short-sleeved shirts were seen across South Holland on Friday as spring finally sprung and temperatures climbed to 19C.

Children played happily in the sunshine at Ayscoughfee Gardens and at Springfields Festival Gardens, both in Spalding, and there was a hint of summer fun to come as Kelly and Oakley Williams decided it was a perfect day for tennis at Carter’s Park in Holbeach.

Cooling ice pops were just the thing for Iyla-May and Riley Palmer in Ayscoughfee Gardens, Spalding. SG100415-126TW

Cooling ice pops were just the thing for Iyla-May and Riley Palmer in Ayscoughfee Gardens, Spalding. SG100415-126TW

It was a wonderful day for family outings as the Easter school holidays neared their end, although Grace Scott was busy in the new mud kitchen at the Rainbow Nursery in Long Sutton and Ethan and Isla Worrall helped out on their mum and dad’s allotment at Moulton.

Work never stops for our farmers, but at least they had the benefit of a sunny day and dry conditions for jobs like potato planting.

We can expect more sunny weather this week but don’t cast away your jumpers yet as temperatures after tomorrow (Tuesday’s) 19C and Wednesday’s 20C are going to dip again with 12C forecast for Thursday and a cooler still 11C on Friday. Today and tomorrow we can expect sunny spells, but cloud is forecast for Thursday and Friday. There’s good news for hay fever sufferers as the pollen count this week is medium.

Helping hands ' Ethan and Isla Worrall busy on mum and dad's allotment at Moulton. SG100415-121TW

Helping hands ' Ethan and Isla Worrall busy on mum and dad's allotment at Moulton. SG100415-121TW

Kelly and Oakley Williams were all set for tennis at Carter's Park, Holbeach. SG100415-19TW

Kelly and Oakley Williams were all set for tennis at Carter's Park, Holbeach. SG100415-19TW

Grace Scott at work in the new mud kitchen at Rainbow Nursery, Long Sutton. SG100415-116TW

Grace Scott at work in the new mud kitchen at Rainbow Nursery, Long Sutton. SG100415-116TW

Friday was a lovely, dry day for potato planting at Long Sutton. SG100415-128TW

Friday was a lovely, dry day for potato planting at Long Sutton. SG100415-128TW