As many of you will know, I travel up to the Shetland Isles each year for a week, to guide with Hugh Harrop and ‘Shetland Wildlife’. It is one of the weeks in the year that I most look forward to and I still can’t believe that I have the privilege to work with Hugh and share these beautiful islands with our guests.
As our friendship grew online, it soon became clear that we were going to have to meet and lovely Paula invited me and some close friends (all keen photographers) up to Shetland to stay with her! Despite constantly telling my kids never to meet up with people you meet online, I flew all the way to Shetland to stay with someone I had never actually met in the flesh! Pete, Ian, Neil and I spent the most amazing week in Shetland all those years ago and, as I knew we would, Paula and I became good friends.
That friendship has grown over the years, with me returning a number of occasions before I met Hugh a