We have arrived!

You remember how we took Vitamin and Fivla to Lerwick for an afternoon of meet and greet in their Fair Isle sweaters?

http://myshetland.co.uk/shetland-ponies-in-sweaters-go-to-lerwick/

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Well, a few days later, les girls appeared in the one and only local newspaper – The Shetland Times as a cartoon.  When this happens, you know you have arrived.  It has only taken me 16 years to achieve this accolade.

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So I had to buy the original, didn’t I?

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And then I thought it wasn’t very fair for me to have the original and for Jo to not have one in her house, so I commissioned the artist, Smirk or Stephen Gordon to draw another one and this time in colour – my thoughts being the sweaters were in colour.

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And here is a translation from the Shetland dialect (for those that don’t speak the lingo)…..

“Festivals, you wait for one and three to come along at once, you know”
“Yes”

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“It’s all very well being Shetland’s world media stars”
“yes”

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“but they might have given us….”

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“Some trousers”

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I am so happy.  I love it and I hope Jo will like her’s too.  This is a bribe for all the winter work she is going to have to do while my foot is in plaster.

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Smirk is a brilliant artist – if you want to contact him, here are his details.  I can thoroughly recommend – http://www.shetlandartsandcrafts.co.uk/smirkink.html

3 thoughts on “We have arrived!

  1. Dell Watkins

    Lovely to find a link to your blog on Facebook! I’d lost you somehow and love seeing the ponies again. Dell

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