Day Off

I took the day off today from everyone and everything and drove the van to town to get some hay.  After all the storms, we are running low.

Afterwards, I did the last of my Christmas shopping – yes, you read that right. I think I am done and am now sitting here feeling very smug. Floss comes home on Friday and then we are all in isolation for two weeks so it made sense.

The street was busy, which was good.

This is busy for us these days.

And the tree from Norway was up – a fine tree.  A good shape.

I popped into the Jamieson’s Knitwear and left some more curly sheep for their field.

With the addage that I was determined to shop local, I found what I had written on my list.

I am not sure what this was all about. They were scattered down the street.

But I very much liked the owls at The Shetland Times Bookshop. (I have linked to my two photographic postcard books, if you”re interested).

Yes, this is a real ram!

Another of these talking things.

Christmassing scene with things moving

Having finished and feeling awash with my smugness, I went and got some fish and chips for lunch and ate them in the carpark with a friend.

And then the weather closed in.  I finished up with the inevitable Tesco shop (sadly not local) and drove home.

So that’s me done (I hope).

11 thoughts on “Day Off

  1. Cathy

    I’ve said this before, but I’m so impressed with the creativity of the window displays in your local shops. Colourful and with so many lovely hand-crafted things on show, I could easily spend a small fortune. Such a wonderful contrast to the cheap, glitzy tat that the big chain stores have to offer.

    Glad you had some time off today, but I’m very envious of you having completed your Christmas shopping!

  2. Sam

    Glad you got your shopping done – I have not started because Nephews #2,3 and 4 need to let this Aunt know what they’d like. And being 20,17 and 15….one can only guess badly. Hurray for Floss coming home!

  3. Judith Garbutt

    I’d have no problem shopping locally if our shops had as lovely an array of goodies as you have in Lerwick! Good that you’re all stocked up for the next fortnight and that you’ve finished your Christmas shopping – that’s so impressive!

  4. Linda Kirk

    I like the window displays, you’re so lucky to have access to local independent shops.
    What were the Reindeer saying? and the Ram in the window – is he wandering around the shop and just fancied posing in the window?

  5. diane in northern wis

    Thanks for taking us along on your shopping trip. Fun to see the stores and everything there. Good job on getting all your shopping done. I think that I am done too….but now I need to get wrapping it all. I also still need to trim the tree, although I’m not tall enough to reach the top. I need my hubby for that and he’s suffering from a bad back right now, so the tree may get halfway trimmed! Just mailed my cards out, so that’s done. Hoping to see family for Christmas! Take good care.

  6. Diane

    I loved the shop windows. They were so pretty. I haven’t seen any like that since I was young. I would also love to go shopping in your town. The last time I was with Alan and he is always in a hurry.

    1. Frances Post author

      Ah yes, I totally understand. “The man in a shop he doesn’t want to be in but you do” behaviour!


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