Sunday, 24 July 2016

Shetland Sunday Teas are too good!

an Abby drawing

Shetland Sunday Teas - a great place to meet the community and get a yum sugar overload.  The funds raised go towards good causes.  However, don't attend too many!

Shetland Times (published every Friday and online) has a list of Halls holding Sunday Teas (may include a craft market, too).  Weisdale Kirk (near my Airbnb cottage) also has a very popular cake extravaganza from 2-4 pm every Monday.

happy Sunday all

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Yay! I'm an Airbnb Superhost!

Yay to me!  I've been awarded Superhost status by Airbnb

I love hosting people from all over the world and sharing stunning Shetland with them and good news winged its way to me today  - Airbnb is very happy with my guest reviews (I'm reviewed by Airbnb quarterly) and has kindly awarded me a shiny golden Superhost medal  - well, a picture of one, which is just as nice and I feel Super proud.

I had a loooong speech prepared, but I'm just too overwhelmed with award-winning emotion.  I just want to say thank you to friends and family who have supported me on my Airbnb journey, to my cat Mo - she's been very well behaved (for the most part!), to my grandma who taught me that doing things from the heart will bring true happiness and success, to P. for his generosity of spirit and hard work, which has made all this possible....And finally - to all my fab guests from across the globe who have made it an absolute joy to be an Airbnb host *blowing a million air kisses and queenly waves galore* 

home sweet Airbnb home

I'm now off to the Airbnb Superhost after party in my Superhost Airbnb outfit (denim dungarees covered in Butinox fence paint) for a cup of tea and a slice of carrot cake in the garden with my glam crew/neighbours - a gang of noisy sheep!  

Super host super happy Abby
hope to see you soon

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Woolscape gifts, Jennifer Budd & the island of Fetlar

Thank you Jennifer and Stuart for being such fab guests and for the delicious chocolate fudge tiffin from Hayfield Croft (a yummy must visit complete with honesty box).

Mellon Udrigle, Scotland
by Jennifer Budd

Jennifer was visiting Shetland for the first time and stayed on the island of Fetlar (known as the 'Garden of Shetland') for 4 days - she was teaching a Woolscape workshop to a group of happy crafters.  On the final leg of her Shetland adventure she stayed with me - what an inspiring lady and an absolute joy to host in my airbnb cottage.  She truly made my day when she gifted two fibre art paintings.  They take pride of place in my kitchen.  The colours are simply stunning.  Check out her Facebook page here and fab photos of the workshop and Fetlar.

When she showed me her work I got very arty-farty excited, as you do -  and then it dawned on that I haven't done any crafting for such a long time - come the winter I must get going again.  I really miss getting lost in creative projects for hours on end - total switch off from my monkey mind!  Jennifer said she will definitely return to Shetland in the near future and I look forward to attending one of her workshops.  Get back here soon, Jennifer!

Hope you're all having a fab week and if you'd like to follow Shetland's Craft Trail - click here.


Monday, 27 June 2016

Cloud fields

Cloud fields behind my Airbnb cottage.  
Bog cotton known locally as Lucky Minnie's oo

Find out more about Shetland dialect at Shetland ForWirds


Sunday, 26 June 2016

Mo's Sweet Dreamies

Thank you to my recent Airbnb guests, Frank and Cheryl - for Mo's yummy gift.  Perfect Sunday lunch starter.

Safe travels both and hope to see you back here in the near future
Abby and Mo