NOBODY can say what beauty is.

As the old saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Where one person sees dereliction and an eye sore, another will argue that it is is beauty encapsulated.

Perhaps beauty is also relative to time.

The structures, waterways and grand homes built centuries ago were built with progress in mind rather than beauty.

Certainly tourism had not been on the minds of the Victorian industrialists who reshaped the country over the course of the 19th and early 20th century.

However over time these very structures, in many cases long abandoned and left to nature, have become attractions for locals and tourists alike.

So who knows what tourists and locals will be appreciating in our beautiful part of the world in 100 years?

We are now well into spring and most people will have taken part in the elections.

It was a strange election this year as many were voting having spent the past 14 months locked inside their homes due to social distancing restrictions.

For many the trip to the polling station would have been the most social interaction they had enjoyed in the past year.

Thankfully we can expect the social distancing restrictions to continue to ease in the next few months and by the end of summer we can look forward to a degree of normality returning to our every day lives.