This is today’s Shetland winter morning. The sun made a brief appearance first thing and then vanished. At the moment, we have less than six hours of daylight so chores are done quickly.
In the afternoon, we went into Lerwick for the last trudge of Father Christmas’ sledge. The shop windows were fabulous.
This is the Shetland Times Bookshop’s window.
And this is one of Jamieson’s of Shetland‘s windows.
I love the snow wool mountain.
The wool mill is based in Sandness (4 miles down the road from me) and they have a shop in Lerwick specialising in yarn and Fair Isle sweaters.
Brilliant candy canes too.
From one of our local opticians, Kelly’s, an excellent Christmas tree made of spectacles. It caught my eye – see what I did there, geddit!
A rock n’ roll Father Christmas at High Level Music.
Moving on down Commercial Street (or “da Street” as it is known) – Ninian, a very wonderful gift shop for all things Shetland.
Their shop is double-fronted and their windows were, as always, inspirational.
I loved the clouds.
But, best of all, I loved the woolly mammoth on his boat.
I only managed to get half way down the street before I had to leave (another appointment beckoned) but I managed to nip to the public toilets where, yes, they have a Christmas window.
I wonder if there is anywhere else in the world where they do this plus their opening hours over the Christmas period.
Lerwick is a very special town full of character and charm. I strongly recommend you visit and don’t forget to give me a shout too!