Yesterday saw me in Aberdeen with Daisy who was home from her European travels. As it was her 21st birthday too, I had decided to go down to meet her and then we could spend the day killing the credit card.
The first thing we noticed were the trees which are always a subject of conversation in our house as we have very few in Shetland!
After purchasing one of the important 21st presents, we hit The Disney Store.
I will admit that I did almost seriously think of buying 6 pairs of these cute shoes and putting them on The Minions.
Daisy tried on dresses. We decided on the Frozen line.
Being 21 she could still fit into a 11-12 years size! Now is she best as Anna or Elsa?
Next off to the Apple Store in Union Square where we were disregarded by cliquey groups of unhelpful assistants. Luckily, after being professionally ignored for 10 minutes (you get the feeling they are sneering at the “country mice”), we found an assistant (Peter) who was lovely and helped us purchase the other part of Daisy’s present.
Next off to M&S where we stocked up on goodies for the boat and home – we were beginning to feel a little over-laden now.
And onto the boat to come home. I might’ve mentioned to a lovely Northlink lady that it was Daisy’s 21st and waiting in our cabin was a complimentary chilled bottle of prosecco and choccies.
Daisy’s face was a picture. She was thrilled and I think it made her day. Well done Northlink and thank you.
Drinks in the bar followed by a delicious supper with our prosecco. I had Orkney steak and it was superb.
This is our view from our table. All perfect.
The crossing was fine. We got home safely, went out for a ride and then a post-birthday snog and hug.
Glad to be back.