My walk from the new defences at the Sletts up to the Knab has been fantastic. Although the frost is still lurking in the shadows, the sun breaks the chill and encourages a wee bit of perspiration. With the sun lighting their faces like sweets bring out the child there is a vigor in the greetings of the morning. Folk are smiling, children are chattin and I came across a grandad and grandaughter singing Shetland songs. There are many reasons to be cheerful. Embrace them. Have fun.