Monday, June 29, 2015

Island holiday

We've been away - hence the big gap. Have you missed me? No, I didn't think so. Anyway, we spent a week on Orkney and a week on Shetland and it was lovely. In case you don't know where these are, Orkney is an archipelago off the north coast of Scotland and Shetland is another, considerably further north.
 
I have so much to say but we only got back yesterday lunch time, since when we've had the grandchildren rather a lot because I missed them SO MUCH! So I'd better go and do some ironing and such things.
 
This is the main street in Stromness, where we stayed for the first week.
 
 

It's a two-way street. We were told that it was made one-way for a while, but the locals objected so it reverted to two-way. You have to look behind you as you stroll along, though cars drive reasonably slowly and don't honk.











Remind me why I live in a city?

11 comments:

  1. Don't be silly -- I MISSED YOU!!!! But -- I knew where you were so I patiently waited because I can't wait to hear all about it. Especially knitting!!! And now that you've checked it all out -- you'll have to go back -- with ME!!!!!

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  2. Oh, and again, you've slipped into silly. You live in a city because you live in EDINBURGH!!!

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  3. Goodness, what narrow streets! Recently we saw a doco on the Hebrides, it's gorgeous.

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  4. I certainly missed you and the grandchildren, but guessed that you were away.

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  5. I missed you too and also guessed that you were off on a jolly. Good to have you back.

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  6. I did miss you, and was already worrying that something unfortunate might have happened. I'm crazy that way, I fear. But I also was hoping that you had been on a vacation. Shetland makes me think of the Ann Cleeves books set there. Did you meet Jimmy Perez? No? What a pity!

    Edinburgh is such a wonderful place to live it's no surprise you live there.

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  7. Have always wanted to visit the Orkneys, please post more pictures.

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  8. Yes DID you see Jimmy Perex?? He was in Shetland very recently (may still be there). A friend was in Shetland and stayed at the same hotel as many of the actors. Look forward to seeing you photos!

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    1. My photos are very like the ones you posted recently! And no, or at least I wouldn't recognise Jimmy Perex. We didn't watch the Shetland murder programme.

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  9. Knitting... did someone say knitting? Did you visit a yarn shop? Since you were in Shetland Islands, I certainly HOPE so! Do tell! And I certainly hope you took photos!
    You probably live in a city because you must.. like me...

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  10. Hmmmm... not sure where my comment went. If I repeat myself, I apologize. I missed you! We are in the summer holidays and I so enjoy keeping up with your blog. I would love to visit Shetland - and explore its rich knitting tradition. Thanks for sharing your photos!

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