Thursday, 18 October 2012

Shetland holiday planning

We are off on holiday in a couple of weeks and I am enjoying looking forward and planning things to see and do..

We have had several family holidays in Shetland and been blessed with wonderful sunny weather perfect for walking and exploring the many white sandy beaches. I've wondered what it would be like to visit out of the main tourist season and now that we are going there in November, I shall find out.

I have been looking at maps and guide books and we have subscribed to the local paper, The Shetland Times, for the six weeks before we go. The last few weeks I've had some up to date Shetland reading matter coming through my letterbox every Saturday morning. It is wonderful to be visiting a place that has a story about lace knitting as the lead article in the weekly paper. The new book just launched is a Legacy of Shetland Lace.

Ideally I would have liked to be in Shetland last week for Shetland Wool Week but working in a school limits the dates that I can take my holiday so November it is.

I am hoping for fine weather and planning some walks but if we have a wet week there is the museum, art gallery, the new cinema and our favourite coffee shop. In two weeks time we will be there, so excited.


Journey Authentically said...

So glad you'll get to take a vacation and I'll look forward to the pictures, as always! Hope you've been doing well. Sounds like you have some great things planned for the trip!

Hazel Tindall said...

I see you are coming to Shetland soon. The Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers will meet at Bigton Hall on Saturday 17 November. Visitors always welcome. The Craft Fair is 8 & 9 November.

willow said...

Thanks for the dates and the invitation.
We arrived in Shetland yesterday and fly back next Wednesday so unfortunately I will miss the Craft Fair. We are staying in Lerwick and I see from the Shetland Times that there are a couple of craft fairs nearby this weekend so I shall try to visit one of those.