Good morning from Sophie who starts her day by glaring determinedly at the curlews in the field by the salt lake . The curlews continue chattering away which suggests they are oblivious - or at least untroubled - by the presence of the PONette. The days are getting noticeably longer now. How Sophie - who is the sort of girl who's up at first light and in bed when it gets dark - will cope with twenty hours of daylight will be interesting to observe. By the potato barns we meet two local farmers. One of them found a couple having a Valentines Day picnic in the middle of his freshly planted field of spring wheat. 'They even had a table cloth set out on the ground ' . The conversation turns to the resignation of the leader of the Scottish National Party. We have a wee wager on who the replacement will be. I put my money on Angus Robertson.