The almond trees around the IE University campus are already in full bloom, as we leave behind a cold and rainy winter. Now everything is looking brighter with the arrival of spring. It feels like the sunlight changes everything as the days get longer and there are more people in the streets taking a midday or evening stroll, by which time it’s still a bit cool but pleasant all the same. The spring seems to do something to people. We’re all suddenly happier and more enthusiastic about things in general. At the risk of sounding ungrateful, I should mention that Segovia hasn’t quite got rid of the winter yet, given that the surrounding mountaintops are still covered in snow.