Thursday, 11 June 2015

First time

After having some more  of my photos published in the Shetland Times, this blog was featured on Promote Shetland - `Move to Shetland newsletter'- many thanks all.

Diane mentioned that at this time of year we are usually on holiday but I pointed out that we on holiday 50 weeks a year now. Our two weeks this year are back in Sheffield, where one of our friends mentioned that Sheffield had not changed much with the normal gang fights on the main road in the north of Sheffield, a couple of shootings, and several cars set alight last week.

Mind you at least you don't get Bulls running rampage in the centre like the one in Lerwick last Tuesday which had the Police chasing it for over 2 hours before cornering it. By then it had injured an elderly women and others had to quickly get out of its way.

Last week film crews reappeared in Lerwick to start filming the new Shetland drama, apparently not based on an Anne Cleeve book. Perhaps there wasn't enough murders and of course Shetland must be on the way to compete with Mid summer murders - or so they would like to portray. in fact Shetland is one of the safest places in the UK

We are looking forward to our trip to Sheffield in a few months, this trip will coincide with the new Sheffield Wednesday football season and it will be good to see the new pitch, scoreboard and a brand new team. Hope to get to a couple of games during our stay.

Next year we are going to Speyside for a week (already booked) and then travel to Sheffield to see family and friends. This will be the first time we have been back to Speyside since 1985. No doubt it will be busier as the area has expanded as a result in more interest in winter sports.

This week Diane's Sister and husband have visited us, the first time we have seen them, other than on Skype, since we moved to Shetland last April. On Thursday we visited Sumburgh Head where a few Puffins came close up and with the sun continuing to shine we moved onto Scatness and later enjoyed music at Asta.

Friday it was cool with heavy showers but this didn't deter us from visiting Unst seeing an otter close up. Visits to the bus shelter, viking long boat and the chocolate factory at Saxa Vord. Then we headed to Skaw for a walk on the beach, the day finished with fish and chips from the happy haddock

There has been a few car fires recently, all down to the fact that birds- mostly starlings have built a nest near the engine, people not noticing the birds entering via the wheel arch. Most of these fires have occurred in Scalloway, although car fires have also happened in Quarff and the south mainland.

A good few cruise ships are now coming to Shetland and Lerwick harbour is also filling with yachts from the USA, Canada, France, Norway, Sweden, Germany and the rest of the UK. The Dim Riv has also made an appearance.

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