Yesterday I took mum to visit the tiny museum at Holland Farm. It’s always open and you can enter and look around anytime. The museum is set in an old stone building and it houses an assortment of old farm tools and the contents of a 19th century bothy.
After the visit, we went to our final weekly Thursday Over 50s Lunch (fondly christened the Wrinklies Club) to share soup, sandwiches, cake and a hot drink with some locals. This was my 3rd visit during the month and I was pleased to have had a chance to talk to Alan who lives in the small house opposite Paul and Mel’s place. He’s lived on Papay his whole life and remembers D Day. He was just old enough to do 2 years National Service in the 1950s. Others at the lunch were 89 year old Sheila, Kirsten, John, another Alan and the newcomers Stefan (a Belgian man) and his Welsh Annalise lately arrived from Cardiff. I hope I spelled all those names right!