It seems a bit daft to be announcing dates for our Shetland trip for 2015 before the 2014 one has even been but there's method in the madness - honest! You see it's very difficult indeed to get accommodation in Lerwick at the moment and in May and June it's well-nigh impossible. Add to that the fact that there are only 7 seats on the flights to Fair Isle (so we have to divide the group between two flights - no problem) and we have to confirm our reservations well in advance and you begin to see the point.
I'm having to turn away people for this year because we've had to release the accommodation we were holding and we've had a nightmare with the flights. What I'm saying is PLEASE PLEASE book as early as you can! Having said that, it's not on the website yet so please call us for information.
Enough of the advertisement/appeal. A friend of mine cooked a superb supper the other night and when I tried to remember enough to copy it, it turned out really rather good. Different, but still good. It's pan-fried chicken breast (using a little bit of butter rather than any oil) with softened onions. Then all you do is chop an apple (or slices look better whilst tasting the same)and bung that in along with seasoning, a slurp of double cream and a glug of brandy. It's brilliant. I served it with baby new potatoes and green beans. Quick, easy and impressive! I'm cooking it for a guest tomorrow night so we'll see how it goes down!
Now, back to work. We're rather busy at the moment which is pleasing.