Saturday, July 15, 2017

Back from Shetland

Or where you get to see some of my holiday pictures. I got back to Leicester this afternoon with very mixed feelings. I could have done with another month (at least) away to catch up with everybody and everything I wanted to. I'm a bit disconcerted by the realisation that it will definitely get dark tonight rather than just a few hours of twilight, there's a mountain of washing to deal with, and I really would like to see a lot more of my dad (and the rest of the family too).

Meanwhile the weather was very kind to us and we had a great time which makes leaving that bit harder to do (rain, wind, and all round bad tempers next time might be helpful, if not better). So whilst I collect my thoughts and sort out laundry here are some pictures...












7 comments:

  1. I always love your Shetland pictures - they call to me! Love the bedroom with all the vintage pictures, were they all collected by you? Must have taken years!

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    1. The bedroom (which I love) is in the very old house of a friend. Judging by the pictures they were possibly put up over a couple of generations of children (I would say from around 1900 up to 1937) and cover the whole room. Sadly it's a bit damaged by damp in places but it's spectacular. I do love Shetland, it's a unique place.

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  2. I have loved your posts from Shetland - it looks wonderful! Hope the acclimatisation process isn't too difficult...

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    1. I hate leaving! It never feels like I've had long enough there, and I'm now stuck the furthest possible point from my next visit. Being back at work is no fun at all and I've got nothing good planned to look forward to so I'll be fairly unbearable to be around for the next week or so.

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  3. I also like these Shetland pictures. Having just returned to Australia from the UK, I currently miss having the sun setting at 10pm or whenever it was, and rising early as well. I am currently having the alarm going off at 6.45 am, and the sun is only just rising.

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    1. Thank you! Travel is unsettling even over quite short distances, long haul and across seasons must be even worse. Welcome home though, and hope it was a great trip to make up for the disorientation.

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  4. Your pictures are so typical of Scottish light and I love them. I so much want to go back again. I hope you are feeling slightly more settled by now?

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