Lost and Found in Shetland – a tale of heartwarming honesty


A little case of “Lost and Found” in Shetland…  I inherited a collection of shells from my grandmother and try to add to it whenever I get the chance, so when I was told that there were cowries to be found in Shetland I felt a compulsion to try and find some during my visit last week.  At the top of Yell is a wonderful beach near a churchyard at Breckon so, phone in pocket, off I set to see what I could find.  Sadly I found no cowries at all (but I think I was in the wrong place) and I managed to drop my phone on the beach without realising … 

Astonishingly, it was found!  Luckily for me, Stacey who has the enviable job of being a Summer Warden for Scottish Nature and lives near Muckle Flugga happened to visit the very same beach and found my bright pink phone before the most almighty deluge of the whole week.  The long and short of it is that she sent the phone back to me at home and it arrived this morning, none the worse for wear and still in one piece.  With no camera and a flip-top, it is the perfect phone for a techno-phobe like me…

So, a little tale of heart warming honesty from The Shetlands and now my well travelled phone is safely tucked away inside a tiny knitted wool cover, shaped like a hot water bottle, from Shetland (naturally!)….

Oh, and by the way, I did eventually succeed in finding some cowries in Shetland, so all’s well that ends well!

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