Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Only Way is Wessex

I’m just back in the islands after a trip down to where wives were once sold at country fairs, a place of dark, lush woods and fields hanging over the edge of the English Channel. At least one of those descriptions is still … Continue reading

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Spring Equinox

Today’s the Spring equinox here in the northern hemisphere. Perversely Shetland, being contrary like that, is marking the occasion with a lacerating north-westerly and a return to wintery weather. A year ago today we were enjoying the near-total solar eclipse … Continue reading

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South Mainland Up Helly Aa

I was out last night. Not that uncommon, really – lots of people go out on a Friday evening. My night out was a little different to most, and even then was nowhere near as wild as that of some … Continue reading

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Snowdrops, signs of spring

They say that Shetland can experience four seasons in one hour, let alone in one day. Depending on whether one’s out of the wind this weekend it’s variously felt like a pleasant summer’s day or the bitterest depths of winter. … Continue reading

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Desert Island Books

Today, on World Book Day, this blog post promises to be the last in an introspective mini-series about the books that have filled one room of my little croft house and are busily seeking new territories elsewhere in the house. … Continue reading

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