I am on horse and pony duty at the moment though Daisy sweetly took of Haakon’s rainsheet because the sun shone – if briefly.
I did the rounds before driving into Lerwick and gave the lady-girls some hardfeed as a) we need to finish it before it goes fusty and b) they have just been through 48 hours of weather related hell.
Sóley the Foalie has very quickly learned you don’t hang about with food. Her mother’s daughter.
And then the heavens opened and I wetly sat in the car and watched.
Next, the Minions – I threw them a bag of carrots which were gratefully received – and then onto “The Big L” as we affectionately call it.
Sadly, Da Street looked empty. Not good. No high street in Britain should look like this on a Saturday lunchtime.
I ate fish and chips sitting in my car and then a quick recce of the carpark showed many boats sheltering from the weather, which had calmed down by now.
Whilst getting my messages, I came upon a remarkable antique.
A Roller Organ. A Chautauqua Roller Organ to be precise.
Oh, what can I say? These past few days, I have been feeling down and also like giving up the blog what with everything going on around me (read Shetland mafia) but, after listening to the wonderful tunes, I left the shop with a huge smile. Music therapy of the best kind.
(ok, it is in need of some tlc, but you can definitely hear the melody)