Wednesday, 19 June 2013

At last some one who looked genuinely interested in our house, even said they will phone to come back again. This was even before we put our last free advert in the Sheffield Telegraph. She will have to put her house up for sale, but as she has friends in the area and would like a smaller garden and somewhere on the flat it seems that this might be the one, hope so anyway. That was on Saturday, yesterday she decided it wasn't for her so 10 down.

Listening out the other night when we got back home at 11.30 pm we couldn't help but notice that we could still hear traffic from the bypass which is a couple of miles away. Up in Shetland we both commented that at the same time of night we couldn't hear any sound what so ever, something we have never experienced here. In the morning we were always greeted by Oystercatchers passing over the cottage, or Curlews which is magic.

One sound we also enjoy hearing is fiddle music, a trip to the Lounge in Lerwick is a must with some great musicians playing. On the first Wednesday no less than 14 musicians gave a superb sound, with a good mix of instruments. Even if they didn't bring their own they could take one down off the wall to play. Slightly less musicians the following Wednesday but still great and you couldn't have got anyone else into the room, it was packed.

Else where we went to the Aith Lifeboat gala when several different musicians played including some drummers at the pier head. Also down at Sandwick Junior High school gala day when local school children played a variety of music throughout the afternoon, a fitting end to our holiday.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Just returned from another great trip to Shetland, one of the ways I judge whether or not a holiday has been good is by the lack of reading time. This holiday, only 2 pages read as we were out most of the time enjoying the great wildlife, scenery, music and food.

The weather when we arrived couldn't have been better, even Aberdeen was sunny when we left which is not the case on most spring trips. The weather continued to be good until last Wednesday when it started to cool down and become foggy in some parts. This did not deter us at all as usually you can travel west or north to get into sunshine.

It was good to see Beryl and Maurice again and to thank them in person for all the help and advice they are giving us on our move to Shetland. They seem to have detailed knowledge on most houses we have been looking at which is a massive benefit.  A few houses came up for sale which we would have been interested in but , as yet no interest back in Sheffield. We even managed to get a look at the place we will be renting in Shetland once everything goes through here.

I was surprised to see that diesel was only 6p different to that in Aberdeen, normally it is 20p. The cheapest to the north of Lerwick town centre £144.9 last Thursday.  Could do with leveling out when we make the move , you never know.

                                                                                           North towards Fitfull Head

Plenty more to come over the next few weeks