To Town

Today was a day in town so off Floss and I went to Lerwick to “do our messages” – This is Scottish for shopping!

We didn’t have much to get, just drop off more woolly sheep and obviously go to the Chocolate shop, Merrie Dancers amongst other places.

If you want a pony, they can be found here!

And yes, we sampled. It would be rude not to.

With just over four weeks until Christmas, the street (Commercial Street) was in a very sad state. Just about empty.  Not good. Not good at all.  This year, I am going to do my very best to buy local.

Everything achieved, (bar the food shop), so now lunch!  We took our freshly cooked fish and chips (oooh, the smell when it is all wrapped in the paper and in the car) and chose our lunch spot carefully. Today’s view was at the top of Knab Road, Lerwick and we sat in the car watching the world go by, seagull-style.

How’s that for a view?


We were all alone.  Not a soul in sight.  The perfect lunch spot.


10 thoughts on “To Town

  1. Sam

    We should all shop locally – I for one a tired of all the huge companies hogging the stores.
    Lovely lunch spot you had.

  2. Sharyne Picone

    Why do you think this is, this lack of shoppers?
    Is it weather related? Or a drop in tourism due to weather / economic reasons? Are people just generally buying online? Interesting on a small island such as yourselves.
    Kind regards from Australia (a big island)

  3. Seppi Evans

    I love your blog, Merrie Dancers got a small sale and a daughter will be delighted on Christmas eve with a Chocolate Shetland pony. Just need to work out how to mail order a real one for her now.

    1. Frances Post author

      Well done and thank you. Just say the word and I’ll pop a stamp on Newt’s bottom and shove him in a postbox! xx


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