A strange glowing yellow orb has filled the sky and there are three mile tail backs outside the DIY stores. Daffodils have fought their way through their winter coats of discarded McDonald wrappings to gladden the hearts of motorists as they sit in the traffic on their way to the municipal tip with their fifteenth carload of stuff that might come in handy one day.
Yes, the good folk of the Black Country have discarded their winter hoodies and now are sporting vest tops in the promised warmth of the strange phenomena known as Spring. There is even talk of taking down the last of the outdoor Christmas lights in some neighbourhoods.
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