I haven’t left the house for a while and since it was raining, no one wanted to ride, Daisy very kindly said she would drive me into town for a change of scene.
We checked up on the Minions and Lilja en route first. They seemed happy and fat enough.
And then onwards to Lerwick.
Poor Daisy had to drive through a torrential downpour of rain – it was a triple-speed wiper job.
It immediately brightened up when we arrived in town and so we rewarded our (Daisy’s) efforts with haggis and chips in the car park. I only tell you this interesting fact because we were instantly stalked by a large herring gull with only one thing on its mind – our chips!
The bird sat on the bonnet of our car ever hopeful.
I was fascinated.
When I mentioned to my mother, who lives in deepest darkest Englandshire, that I was thinking of going to town today she tasked me to find her a puffin fridge magnet.
So we searched the shops for this one item. In my mind’s eye I wanted to buy a puffin-shaped fridge magnet, but no, this appeared to be impossible. There are no puffin-shaped fridge magnets in the whole of Shetland.
Puffin everything else. Just not magnets.
I ended up buying a small picture of a puffin that also served as a fridge magnet. Not ideal but it would have to do. At least it was from a local shop photographed by a local photographer.
Anywho, onwards and upwards. We finished doing “the Street”.
A quick amble around the supermarket for essentials and then home to be welcomed by Her Maj who had sat outside all day waiting for us to come home.
She was very pleased to see us – she really was!