Welcome to Shetland. . .Tuesday Travels

This welcome sign is in the town of Lerwick.  We arrived in Lerwick aboard one of the Northlink ferries. The day we arrived the weather was beautiful. One day while we were exploring the area around the harbour at the centre of the town we saw several of the tender vessels which were used to…

Some additions to my Reading Challenge

Never Surrender by Michael Dobbs“10 May 1940. Hitler launches his devastating attack that within days will overrun France, Holland and Belgium, and that will bring Britain to its knees at Dunkirk. Only one man, Winston Churchill, seems capable of standing in his way. Yet Churchill is isolated, mistrusted by many of his colleagues, and tormented…

Shetland

There have been some wonderful reviews of the most recent Shetland series showing on BBC ONE.  Series four had its final episode this week. Shetland the unsung hero of British crime Those of you who have followed my blog for a while will know that I have read all of Ann Cleeves books.  Her books…

October was a slow blogging month for me.

I haven’t blogged as frequently as I usually do so October has been a quiet month.  I’m sure November will be much busier.  I can’t believe how close we are getting to Christmas.  It has just sneaked up on me. I have been doing a fair bit of reading recently so here are a few…

Red Bones, a mystery in Shetland

Red Bones by Ann Cleeves is my R book in the A-Z Book Challenge. When an elderly woman is shot in a tragic accident, Shetland detective Jimmy Perez is called to investigate. The sparse landscape and the emptiness of the sea have bred a fierce and secretive people. As Jimmy looks to the silent islanders…

Why I want to visit Shetland

Jamieson and Smith is a well known company in the community of knitters. I first encountered them when I made a shawl for my first grandchild.  The wool was from Jamieson and Smith but the strangest part about it was that I actually bought the wool from Canada!  I bought the wool on the internet…