A Grand Day Out

It started with beauty treatments at Benessere in Tresta – http://www.benessereshetland.co.uk/

Evette worked with Flossie first.  She is going away south to university on Saturday.  My little baby – I am going to miss her so much.  Evette did a great job and then it was my turn. I have never had any beauty treatment before and I am a full convert now.  I shall save all my “wine money” to have regular massage, facials and probably some Reiki as well.  I love it.  I felt so good afterwards.  Better than I have for months.  Thank you, Evette.

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Next lunch in Lerwick.  We went for Floss’ favourite combination as it was her day – the Fort chippie and then drove to a small car park by Tesco’s to watch the weather and waves that were raging outside.  It was fairly breezy outside.  My photos do not do it justice.

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Then off to Scalloway where we left Flossie to have her hair cut and coloured in the safe and expert hands of Bjørn at Sharp Image salon.


We drove over to Burra Island to Hildasay Stud to meet Mary Isbister.  I wanted to see two of her Shetland ponies.  They were wonderful.   Mary breeds the kindest Shetland ponies I know.  They are easy, gentle and very used to people.  I met Zoot’s “twin brother”, though of course he isn’t.  A darling little boy who had perfect manners and a rare genuine disposition.  I wanted him so much.  I could’ve kissed his nosey forever.

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The other pony I looked at was a gelding who is a sweetie too.  He is a bit older and ready to be backed.  Another genuine little lad.

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Dammit, why is life never easy?


This is what Shetland is all about – boats and ponies.  It has been this for centuries.


So, back to the salon to see how Floss was getting on.  Perfect.


And we went home to find a rather resentful BeAnne.



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