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It’s always good to get away but it’s always good to get home again. The older I get the more I appreciate being home and the islands that I live on. I spent a week in Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival teaching and selling yarn (many thanks to everyone that came to classes and purchased something from me!), I came home for a couple of nights and then headed away again for a little holiday to London, Legoland in Windsor and then back to Edinburgh for a few nights. While I had a great time and enjoy being in the city for a short time, its is nice to get back to the islands again.

When I step off the plane in Sumburgh it always strikes me how open Shetland is and how the sky looks so much bigger here (and how windy it is!).

Fellow islander, Mark Fullerton has been buzzing around Burra Isle (where I live and where the fleece for Langsoond yarn originates from) with his drone taking photos and videos, its fascinating to see the place from this view. He has very generously agreed to let me share some of these photos and a video with you.

Wide open space - Burra Isle looking towards the south

Wide open space - Burra Isle looking towards the south

The photos below show the crofts where Langsoond yarn originates and Langsound, the strip of water bordering the crofts that the yarn is named after.

Burra, with Langsound and Quarff in the distance

Burra, with Langsound and Quarff in the distance

Our croft and neighbouring crofts. You can see the Meal Beach to the right hand side of the picture

Our croft and neighbouring crofts. You can see the Meal Beach to the right hand side of the picture

Isn’t the natural world amazing?

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