Sunday, January 26, 2020

Fair Isle on My Mind

Fair Isle - Wikitravel

The older I get, the more I fuss.  It's 10 days before I leave for my month on Fair Isle, and I have plenty else to be getting on with, but oh no, I fuss instead.  Will the airline that shall remain nameless that flies from Aberdeen to Sumburgh notice that my carry on laptop case is 1.5 centimetres too big in one direction?  (It's lots of centimetres smaller in the other directions - surely that counts?)  They offer me 6 kg for hand luggage and I'm taking under 4 - will they therefore forgive the pesky excess centimetre and a half?  Is my house really, as in last night's nightmare, a wooden shack with no doors and full to the brim of people?  (Population on Fair Isle is currently 55, and I'm pretty sure they were all there.)  Will the weather sock in and keep me from getting from Shetland Mainland to the Isle for weeks and weeks and weeks, until it's time to just turn around and come home?  Is it obsessive to keep checking the weather forecast for Aberdeen and Lerwick and Fair Isle on a daily basis?  (All right, several times a day.)  Is it too early to do a trial pack to see if I can get everything in under the weight limit for the 7-seater plane?

Actually, forget that question.  I've already started ...

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Instagram - Sure ...

Instagram - I should really do that, is something I've been saying for ages.  Then one son signed me up and another son is now going to teach me all I need to know.  So this is me ... going in ... Instagram - me - no problem ...

(Here's a soothing picture to keep you company in the meantime.)

Monday, January 13, 2020

Loch Rannoch Part 2

A New Year and a new phone (technically an old phone passed down from my oldest son, but new to me) mean new photographic challenges.  Some of these photos were taken using my trusty but undeniably a bit clunky camera, and some using my sleek, fits in a pocket, hardly weighs anything phone.  My aim is to make them indistinguishable from each other ...

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Loch Rannoch Part 1