I am exhausted from the last few days but we had to get our messages today. So off OH and I went to Lerwick.
I like Lerwick. It is just right. Not too big, no road rage, everyone smiles and says hello. It is also a place where you can go in wellies, hi-viz, a boilersuit and no one would bat an eyelid. I took my camera, obviously. It was a lovely day so I made the most of this.
One of those “floatels” has been parked on the main pier.
Perhaps not a thing of beauty, but I do like one of the “inmates” spiritual optimism!
So we shopped and quickly drove home having left the dogs for the first time on their own in the kitchen. Jack is getting old and so is his bladder but there were no puddles, so that was good. Their reward was a nice walk in the field to work on Loki’s recall skills.
Although Loki knows his name in the house and is very good at coming indoors, he has very selective hearing on walks. He put up a snipe but never caught it. He has a fair turn of speed but little stamina.
Then he went on a lead into the hill for a good walk with OH.
Jack and I went home as I cannot risk turning my ankle again on uneven ground and Jack only has short walks. My ankle is splinted permanently now and I am waiting for an operation. Yup another.
To be honest, I am rather worried about this impending time on crutches so I had a long talk with Taktur about it. He is always good at listening and offering support. I am crap on crutches, seriously crap.
I have also decided not to start riding in August too. I need this ankle operation and I cannot afford to do any more damage to it (one of my falls was when I dismounted and my ankle collapsed leaving me hanging onto Haakon’s mane as a crutch – not good).
I am learning to let go – it just not very easy.