But I had never noticed the fabulous Elephant Head handles before.
Apparently, Elephants were used as a symbol for cutlers as it was an important animal to them as they often used the ivory for handles. Sadly, although Sheffield is still know throughout the world as the place that makes cutlery, I don't think that there are many cutlers left - just the odd one or two small companies keeping the tradition alive.
I don't know about you, but I'm itching to get out into my garden again. The other day, when I was having a tidy up and a mini pruning session, I brought in some Forsythia twigs. I have had them in a sunny spot, and I keep topping them up with warm water. They have just started to bring some of their sunshiney loveliness into my home - whilst the tree that they are from - just outside the window - is still very bare.