An emergency dash to town (Lerwick) today as we had run out of hay and obviously needed more. Unluckily it was a Bank Holiday so everything was shut, but luckily I thought to phone the hay supplier first to see a) if he was open and b) if he had any hay. Huzzah – 7 bales left which I quickly nabbed.
To collect my bales, I had to be in town by 12.00, so I jumped into the van, said a quick prayer to the God of batteries and cold-starting, and off I went.
Phew! I got there safely, collected my hay and then went on to the Street to see what shops were open.
Unsurprisingly none bar the Bank (deposited a cheque), the Post Office (sent off my thank-you letters) and one Chemist.
So, that was me. Add a quick run around Tescos for emergency wafer thin dog ham (for the lunchtime tablets) and to grab any bargains (none I wanted) and I wended my way swiftly home before the the roads became icy.
(two swans standing on a rock – I should’ve taken my big camera, I know)
BeAnne had been waiting for my return so I took her for a walk in the hill. Lots of ice. Better in the hill than on the roads, though.