When I lived in Shetland I never considered myself a fan of the British royal family, after all they were representative of the British scum which stole Shetland from Norway in the first place. (don't get me started on 1469).
But today I was delighted to see on the BBC news that Prince Willie has finally got round to asking Kate to marry him. Great news, not because I believe in the British royalty, but because I believe in love. And I wish them, as I would any other young couple, the best of luck and a long happy life together.
And now for the "RANT" part of this post:
Sometimes I'm stupid enough to open a link to the SSP website. (That's the "Shetlink Socialist Party"). A forum for Shetland, called Shetlink, which has got to be the most hateful forum ever invented. I knew that the forum took a specialist interest in being nasty to everybody, irregardless of race or colour. But to find them immediately being nasty to a young couple in love simply disgusts me.
All I can really say is, "Thank God Shetlink isn't a true representation of Shetland. It's just a selection of hate filled, narrow minded trolls, who do their best at every opportunity to destroy Shetland in the public eye."
There are still a few decent members of the Shetlink forum, but sadly their sensible comments and graceful acceptance of other peoples views have been drowned out by intolerant idiots. So if you want to know Shetland, go and see the place, meet the real people, but never, never read Shetlink.