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  1. Was it perchance of the Walls Brownie troop?
  2. never ever pineapple. No, no, no. Never ever. Ditto tuna. Now anchovies, mushroom and extra cheese and spicey sausage and garlic, - very acceptable! Never ever pineapple (again I reiterate) Fx
  3. The new turkish place is the best. I could eat there everyday! So far we have had:- Dolmades (Stuffed vine leaves) - beautiful Saksuka (aubergine, peppers and garlic with yoghurt sauce) - fantastic Chicken Pakora - lovely Shish kebab - the best - better than London, better than the one on the way to the ferry in Aberdeen (half way down the hill). Great salad inside too and the meat is just right. No nasty bits or tubes or chewy bits. What more can I say? I thoroughly recommend this place. Really friendly and very well worth a visit. Food is divine and no gippy tummy, no drinking 10 pints of water afterwards, no feeling slightly sick for 24 hours, no meat in different colour sauces that all really taste the same but have a different name and no major fleecing of credit card and, best of all, no pretentious menu with drizzling, drenching and coulis! You should pay this place a visit (alot!)
  4. Coz that is my name and the 144 is the most I can remember on a times-table! (12x12). I am happy to stand up and be counted. I don't want to hide behind anonimity. Frances144 www.pencille.co.uk www.thordale.co.uk
  5. Then she'll give birth on Monday! BTW, I agree fab storylines - Paul is a fabulous Demon King and you just want to boo and hiss when you see him.
  6. Does anyone have these episodes on DVD? 219 Super Men 220 Run Silent, Run Deep 221 All Access If so, please can you pm me. Many thanks Frances
  7. Could someone explain Monsieur Henderson's letter to me in English rather than corporate speak. (http://www.shetland-news.co.uk/pages/Letters/letter_page.htm) In his letter, he writes:"FOR whatever reason, there has been a widespread misunderstanding over what the Shetland brand is actually about. When it was first launched, the debate unfortunately centred on the logo and its possible use. In fact, of course, the real value of any brand is not a logo - many brands have no logo at all - but in the reputation that lies behind it." Would the reason be that in their own blurb, on the HIE (which the Dev Dept work together with in projects) website they wrote: "The idea behind the islands' biggest ever marketing initiative is to boost seafood, knitwear and other export industries and encourage tourism, creating new jobs to compensate for a smaller-scale oil industry - and attracting investors to Britain's most northerly community.......is likely to be a distinctive new logo to 'hallmark' Shetland products and services......Kevin Moreland, marketing officer with Shetland Islands Council said: "For decades imitators have passed off sweaters as 'Shetland Knitwear'. Efforts to register the Shetland trade name for our hosiery and seafood have had only limited success due to 'Shetland' becoming a generic term. Now we're mounting a serious, well-organised project to reclaim our name and promote Shetland as an instantly recognised brand name, worldwide.". HIE March 2003 See this rug, see this dirt - I wish the bystanders would all go away!
  8. The thing is, though, I am not allowed to use it (though I personally feel I contributed towards the £123,000) and I have passed SIC Dev Dept Quality Control with flying colours.
  9. No, sadly I have no link for that quote - it was told to me from someone who was told it from the horse's mouth, so to speak when they asked about the logo.
  10. I would've liked to see the logo being given out to various industries, such as knitting, fishing and arts/crafts that are already reaching a high standard (have to go through a quality control process) that could use the umbrella group Shetland logo to show that they are of a high standard and from SHETLAND. That is what I thought the logo was for. "At the heart of the project has been the creation of a Shetland logo, which could be used on anything from fish products, tourist brochures to knitwear. The symbol the designers have come up with is being called a totem." - Shetland Times 2004 "The idea behind the islands' biggest ever marketing initiative is to boost seafood, knitwear and other export industries and encourage tourism, creating new jobs to compensate for a smaller-scale oil industry - and attracting investors to Britain's most northerly community.......is likely to be a distinctive new logo to 'hallmark' Shetland products and services......Kevin Moreland, marketing officer with Shetland Islands Council said: "For decades imitators have passed off sweaters as 'Shetland Knitwear'. Efforts to register the Shetland trade name for our hosiery and seafood have had only limited success due to 'Shetland' becoming a generic term. Now we're mounting a serious, well-organised project to reclaim our name and promote Shetland as an instantly recognised brand name, worldwide.". HIE March 2003 So, why is it in the bin, then £123,000 later?
  11. I would like the logo, and always thought that the logo would be used for this purpose, to be displayed on products that had gone through a quality assurance scheme to make them worthy. eg. Shetland knitwear (Shetland Lady) has their own regulating body Shetland fish has their own regulating body and the Shetland Arts & Crafts do too. To just spend all that money and then quietly bin the idea is ludicrous.
  12. "Shetland: 'Pride of Place' In a bid to give inhabitants their own identity and provide the local economy with a boost, Shetland Islands Council, Shetland Enterprise and local industry bodies put their trust in Corporate Edge in 2003. In what was dubbed "the island's" biggest ever marketing initiative", £123,200 was spent over two years as part of Corporate Edge's strategy to portray Shetland to the rest of the world as a modern, forward-thinking place. "Although those at Shetland Island's Council insist the development of a Shetland brand cannot be boiled down into one slogan, the project did result in the strapline 'Pride of Place', which was unveiled in October 2004, and a logo which will be used by the tourist board. http://heritage.scotsman.com/ingenuity.cfm?id=2050352005 Originally it was set up for everyone to use potentially. Tis a sad, sad day. Yet again we have been sucked in and spat out.
  13. Nah, this one...... http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e302/Frances144/Picture2.jpg Apparently, it has gone in the bin as there are no funds to regulate who uses it, apart from the Tourist Board, who can use it, in a small corner at the bottom of their website. £123,000 up the Swannee.
  14. Does anyone remember the logo that Shetland Islands Council paid £123,000 to Corporate Edge to design for us a few years back? ( ** Mod Edit ** - Title altered from original "Do you remember the logo?")
  15. No chicks were gluffed or anything. I was never attacked and the parents seemed to trust me. I subsequently found another curlew nest in Walls, and had to hide in the car as the parents went ballistic while I tried to photo their young. Lee was the bloke who made Njuggle for C4 (Tales of the Creepy Crooked). There were 4 films put on 4MinuteWonder (4MW). Very good, very strange and very very funny. My man is the trowie and the bloke on the roof and those are my ponies! Lee made me laugh alot and was a tremendous inspiration. He has also been very supportive of my attempts (as have Channel 4 FourDocs). BTW, my DVD's are multi-region so will play on any DVD worldwide.
  16. Go check it out and leave a review or at least rate it, please. Don't forget to turn up your volume - the music is beautiful. http://www.channel4.com/fourdocs/film/film-detail.jsp?id=18222# There are links to the two other films I made here, too. My second DVD (Reflections of Shetland - Voar) is out now. On sale in all good shops. Enjoy! Frances www.thordale.co.uk - Shetland pony stud and carriage driving www.pencille.co.uk - films
  17. Perhaps you could have written that to me in your pm rather than what you did! And why pm me? Why not write it in the forum?
  18. I agree with you Twerto. But, for example, when I wrote in the title WARNING (about the telly licence police being about), someone wrote that I should not use the word WARNING in my title. It is the little things that are being picked about and innocent wording being misinterpreted. I do write on fora (ums?) ranging from all types but I have to say ShetLink is the only one where folk are so finicky, picky and spikey. How do I get off this roundabout then? Who do I pm?
  19. Thanks Marjolein! I did, however, express my opinion about Northlink and received a really foul pm from someone accusing me of "having a vendetta against Northlink" and then telling me how magnificent they are. It was very spiteful. So, yes, I am still thinking about leaving this forum as I am beginning to be scared to voice any opinion. I don't like having my head bitten off for not agreeing with someone.
  20. I write on a few forums (or fora?) about this and that and I have to say that this forum is very tetchy and people are very quick to have a go or bite. Maybe it is me, but I am beginning to not want to put my head about the parapet as it is bound to be bitten off immediately the minute I have any view about anything. I never thought I was particularly contraversial in my thoughts or writings but the amount of abuse and instant loathing I seem to attract on this forum is extraordinary. I am at the point where I think I will ask to have my name taken off the memberslist or just go for anonymity like alot do. Probably me though. I realise you have to take responsibility for what you write but this forum seems to be full of picky, spikey folk who attack your every word. Frances (aka Mystery person who may perhaps go into hiding very very soon)
  21. I have seen more otters than bobbies walking down Commercial Street! (obviously no otters in Commercial Street, they were in the fields!)
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