Notes from a remote island


#663

There’s a few, maybe 8 or 9

Loads of Shetland Ponies though :grinning:


#664

There’s your glue supply right there :+1:


#665

Realization of where the term ‘hoofing’ glue came from has just struck - I need to lie down, preferably in my pyramid… I’m having a hopkins…


#666

as a kid I remember my aunt bringing back a litre of poitin in a lemonade bottle for my dad, she told the customs man it was ‘holy water from the shrine at Knock’

(I am talking the 70s, long before they built the airport and the leisure centre)


#667

Spare eh?


#668

Don’t worry, I have a LARGE eclectic stock of alcoholic treats.

Whether it is ‘spare’ depends on who you are :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#669

First cruise ship of the season came in today and the weather behaved itself perfectly


View from the Island Hall

Only a relatively small ship, about 100 passengers came ashore


Ocean Nova


#670

The hall put on a reception for them and local crafts were on display


Lou’s soap and candle display

Even the local primary school (3 pupils!) had a table there


#671

Great entrepreneurs those kids!
They are selling rocks?


#672

Indeed. However, they have cleverly made prints (maps, pics etc of the Island) on tissue that they stuck to the rock and then varnished them. Very effective and they sold quite a few at £1 to £2 each.


#673

While MWS is away, Stronzetto put a crayon scribbled note through my letterbox offering to provide staff for any burgeoning sex tourism that might be occurring on Fetlar. He says he can supply ladyboys mostly and all the solvents you might need. I said we’d get back to him.


#674

Interesting idea.

Maybe a change of use is required for the music room? It’s progressing nicely btw


#675

Already tidier than mine.


#676

If Stronzetto is going to be using that room you might need to think about some strong anchor points.


#677

And wipe clean walls?


#678

Already a big step up from the current casa Stronzetto

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#679

Another beautiful day here.

Eider Ducks (called ‘Dunters’ in Shetland) in Tresta Bay

All of the breeding birds have returned now

Northern Wheatear (male)


#680

Inspirational story of sisters who lost their Dad in a farm accident, but are committed to continue producing quality food.

Still southerners to Paul. :slightly_smiling_face:


#681

Well done to them. Bigton is a lovely spot.


#682

A good news story for a change.