I just came across this photo from about a dozen (maybe 15) years ago when we spent Christmas staying with our friends Liz and Terry in Shetland. Liz or Terry took the shot on Julie’s small point and shoot film camera so it’s not particularly clear but somehow seems to really invoke Christmas cheer for me so I thought I’d share.
We had spent the few hours of daylight sledging and as the hill was a good half a mile long (all the way down to the shore) we were all getting seriously tired from the long walks back up the hill in the soft snow. So Tom, a local crofter who had been out checking his stock, offered us a tow back; great fun.
Tom also introduced us to Shetland sledging. Take one large plastic bag and fill with straw, push off and jump on for an amazing ride; seriously fast, zero control, terrifying in the extreme and 100% exhilaration!