Back from a trip to Shetland, Orkney and then a writing course at Moniack Mhor. Had not been to Shetland since I was a lad and I enjoyed every minute. The ancient houses at Jarlshoff were an inspiration, the National Trust have done a great job with the commentary as you go round and I had the place largely to myself which meant I could wander freely. The Broch at Moussa was another great day. Went from Shetland to Orkney for the poetry at Stromness. Met up with Jen and Pam who had another success with this years writers and the event in the Stromness Hotel. Finished of the holiday at Moniack for a poetry course, friendly group and wonderful food.