It’s time for us all to invest in some real optimism

We can learn a lot from our fair feathered friends right now.

Here in Petersfield, my commute home often sees me walking through the Heath in the stunning South Downs, where its picturesque boating lake is currently awash with bird life of all shapes and sizes.

Like many of us, these have come through a particularly testing period, with some having migrated thousands of miles to get to their spring breeding grounds. But as I see the ducklings and goslings getting bigger each day, I’m reminded that things really are starting to brighten up for us all.

There’s a new ‘normal’ in the air.