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Yes indeed, you can always rely on a woman to make a spactacle of herself aroond up-helly-aa. :wink:

 

Anyhoo, i canna beleive doo passed up the chance to get shirty about my belittling the huge amount of work that goes into the bannocks and soup!

 

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Ho,ho. As my strong minded mother always used to say, rise above it, my dear, rise above it.

 

Anyhoo, I wouldn't know the huge amount of work that goes into making bannocks and soup...my boyfriend does all the hard core cooking.

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Hard to comment without knowing more of your circumstance, but;

 

To be in Up-Helly-Aa you either need to be a resident of Lerwick, or start out as a fiddle box carrier when young. Or of course a musician.

 

The country Fire Festivals are less formal, but is probably true to say that you may wait a long time to be asked unless you expressed an interest yourself. With the huge numbers of people involved and more friends and family joining all the time it is possibly vain to imagine that it would come to you. Sorry.

 

However! If you were asked, do you seriously think you would accept the months of squad meetings, the expense, the whimsical act(not easy when sober) and the prospect of spending a whole night watching your compadres get blootered?

 

Still, it's nice to be asked just so you can say "No" eh?

 

ps i am not an advocate of U-H-A, it's just the tone of your inquiry prompts me to write this. correct me if i'm wrong.

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what i wonder is the reosunding effect of up-helly-aa on marriages and relationships across shetland?

and to be honest, it is THE time of year for all Shetland singletons to pull!

 

any comments forum?

 

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