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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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❓❓❓ for my recent #IRLBookClub Discussion.

You're traveling to Shetland: Do you take the 1Hr ✈ from Mainland to Shetland or 12 HR 30 M Overnight ⛴ ?

You are gifted Season in Shetland: Winter w/Up Helly Aa 🔥 Festival, Short Days & Northern Lights? 🌌 Or Summer Simmer Dim & when no darkness happens? 😎

You make friends, they offer to teach a new skill: Fair Isle Knitting 🧶 or Sail the Seas? ⛵

#travelbybook #dreamingofshetland #wyr

LeahBergen The flight, the summer, and the Fair Isle knitting. 😆 13mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig 🚢 I drink Whisky, fall asleep on the sea, and wake up to beautiful views of Shetland and breakfast. I've always dreamed of seeing Northern Lights. 🌌 My knitting skills are limited to one super easy scarf. Would love to learn more. 🧶 13mo
ChasingOm 🚢 / 🌌 / 🧶 13mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig @ChasingOm we can travel together! 13mo
Susanita Ferry, Northern Lights, knitting 13mo
ChasingOm @Crinoline_Laphroaig 😍 Looks like we can invite @Susanita too! 😄 13mo
Susanita I‘m in! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 13mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Susanita @ChasingOm Meet y'all on the Boat! 😉 13mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Shetland Library | Lerwick, Shetland, United Kingdom (Library)
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This book isn't in database but I'm guessing the Shetland Library has it.....Because I'm a gardener, when I travel, I'm always interested in seeing how and what other gardeners are growing. Since I'm not going to see in person this year, I decided to find a book about gardening in Shetland. ⬇️

Crinoline_Laphroaig According to Google there doesn't appear to be much choice. I found and ordered this used one from Amazon. According to the Introduction this book, published in 1976, is the first garden book specifically about Shetland.

While it maybe old, it has a wealth of information covering most all the basics. And it has one of my favorite things a Month by Month List of What to Do in the Garden. ⬇️
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Crinoline_Laphroaig And the most important thing to know about gardening in Shetland? Shelter - "Where none exists, it must be made." Shelter from the winds, the sheep, and the rabbits. ??‍?

#travelbybook #dreamingofshetland
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Tamra I love it when we can carry over our passions wherever we go. 13mo
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Cathythoughts Beautiful picture 💫 13mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Cathythoughts Thank you! I love my picture window in the winter. 13mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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This was the year we were supposed to go to Shetland. I purposely made Raven Black my pick for my January Books and Brews because I knew I would want to reread the Series before we went. And because it's a great choice for January as it takes place starting at New Years and going through Up Helly Aa. We've decided to postpone our trip so instead I will be traveling to Shetland via Book. ⬇️

Crinoline_Laphroaig I'm a gardener so I searched out a gardening book. And I already had Shetland cookbook. Also have a ton of books on my Kindle.
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Crinoline_Laphroaig And then I discovered Shetland Reel Gin. Husband found some in Dallas when he was there on a business trip a few days ago. Haven't opened it yet. Right now I'm just enjoying how beautiful the bottle is.

Thanks to author Erin Green I discovered Spirit of Shetland Tartan and ordered a @auroraorkneyjewellery scarf. ⬇️
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Honestly I'm relieved we've made the decision to wait to travel instead of remaining uncertain. I've a Travel Guide as well because planning is part of the fun. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿⛴📚📖🤓

#travelbybook #dreamingofshetland
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kspenmoll I love all your Shetland plans/ideas ! 13mo
emmaturi Once you get there you will love it, I went in summer 2020 and had a wonderful time. 13mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @emmaturi what time of year did you go? Anything you would recommend? Or anything that took you by surprise? 13mo
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