A day of cloudless skies and light breeze, ideal for a spin on the bicycle through the nearby villages, large and small.
Plenty of others had similar ideas, which tempted me on to some of the less obvious minor byways, including the one to the village of Abington Pigotts.
One man was out jogging, but the rest of the population of 162 were nowhere to be seen.
There are several tiny villages in this corner of Cambridgeshire, including:
Whaddon (population 481)
and Wendy, which together with neighbouring Shingay amounts to 139 souls.
That's to say nothing about Malton, which is now just a farm and a couple of houses, and Clopton which has completely disappeared.
Abington Pigotts does have a lovely little church, situated down a quiet side road.
The village name, Abington, derives from "the settlement of a man called Abba", while the Pigotts suffix comes from the Pigott family who owned the manor here for centuries. The local publican has had a bit of fun with the name.....
It was known as the Darby And Joan till the 1980s.
Like every other pub in the country it's closed for business for now because of Corona virus restrictions.
Someone was watching me from over the garden hedge so I pedalled onwards.
On my way homewards I couldn't resist having another look at that field of peonies that I showed you a few days ago.
Some more of the dark red variety have opened up since last time we were here.