As I continue to settle in Shetland, a place I have loved since 1971, I have been keen to record some of the thoughts and activities of this major migration. It is amazing how the journey unfolds, ups and downs but well worth it. It is wonderful to be here.
I would like to pay tribute to Stuart Haves who introduced me to these Islands in 1971. Mr Haves died aged 68 in April 2012
Eli and Leah the black Labradors
Some people think I am cold and shivering here but really I am fine. It was a windy day and this gets into my ears and fur, but to keep warm I run around a lot and roll in the snow or on the grass
Here I am on the beach this morning. It is great fun being able to run out of the house and down the grass (the lawn!)
And when I get into te water it is good too... but it is cold at the moment. It makes me want to run around a lot. But then I get to lie in front of the nice fire when I get home.
I know the stiles well around here and it is great jumping over the fences.
Safe at home
It is beginning to get warmer now and I am even going in the sea much more. I have made some more new friends including a strange small creature called a pug dog. He told me that he was bred to keep chinese ladies feet warm. He was certainly small he could hardly keep up with me on our walk.
Eli has learned to catch a Rabbit....!!!! He loves long walks too
Here is Darwin and Lotty, Eli's brother and Leah's mum.