Monday, 20 November 2017

Shetland......Up Helly Aa..... and of course a brew.





For Chris's theme of 101 ways to keep warm over at

My page today is taking you to a very warm destination 
a Fire Festival
held each year,  a celebration I would like to see, but like many others watch it on TV.
Can you just imagine the heat..............

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This is a link if you want to find out more.
 The pictures I used for this page were cut from magazines.




I had a cuppa as usual on my craft desk, the hen does make me smile when I use this cup. 
So I will say hello to friends who call in  today
 Its T stands for Tuesday at
where we are always made welcome to share a drinks related post.




 I found a lot more photos from an internet search.  The official  Up Helly Aa site has many more information links.


'Up Helly Aa'  is a spectacular fire festival that takes place on   Shetland,  on the last Tuesday of January. After a parade around the town, with the participants  carrying  torches,  the event culminates with flaming torches being thrown into a Viking Galley!


As you can see on the with this last photo , I had a play with my original page, in the computer program I use.



Thank you for calling in to see me,  I hope you all have a warm and cosy day

19 comments:

  1. Wow, that looks a very dramatic festival and I love the pictures you used on your collage - perfect ๐Ÿ˜. I've never heard of this celebration and will definitely look out for it on TV next year, thanks! Your cute little hen mug caught my eye though and I can see why it makes you smile when you use it too ...lol ๐Ÿ˜‰. I love it! Enjoy your cuppa and wishing you a very Happy T Day! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. I think I would like to see this also Yvonne. It looks very dramatic and I am sure has a historical link. I am going to go read about this as I am very curious. Your mug today is very cute too. :) Have a fabulous T day. Hugs-Erika

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  3. oh a fire festival-that sounds amazing!!! I love the smell of burning wood-hence my love of fireplaces (of which I never have had)What a fun hen mug-sure is a good way to begin a day with a smile:) Lovely collage art page. Happy T day!

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  4. What a fun page! A fire festival sounds like loads of fun...and warm. And I like your hen mug!
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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  5. My keyboard is having a PMS hissy fit today, and refuses to work much of the time. I would LOVE to leave you a personal message like you are used to from me, but it took nearly 30 minutes to write my last message. Fortunately, my mouse still works well, so I can copy and paste this generic message to you. So, I will just wish all my U. S. friends a very happy Thanksgiving and EVERYONE a very happy T Tuesday.

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  6. Lovely journal page with the pics of the fire festival, and love the mug with that hen, too funny! Have a fun day and stay warm! Hugs, Valerie

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  7. Up Helly Aa is a fascinating celebration and I love to see it featured on TV! Thank you for this fabulous page which almost generates eat by looking at it! I cracked up when I saw your mug - brilliant! Happy T day, Hugs, Chrisx

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  8. how COOL! thanks for this link - i wish i could go to this spectacle in Person.
    love your Cup, too;) happy t-day!

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  9. Your page looks like a perfect advertisement for the festival. I've never heard of it on this side of the Pond. Sounds like fun. Skol Viking! Your chicken mug made me smile. Happy T Day

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  10. Love the mug!!!! The festival sounds interesting and I'm sure very warm indeed ♥ Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind words!

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  11. Absolutely adore your mug!!! And gorgeous photos of the festival!!! Happy T day! Hugs! deb

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  12. I've never heard of that festival, but all those torches lighting things up! They need to hire you to promote it :) Happy T Tuesday

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  13. I never heard of Up Helly Aa,Yvonne.It looks like a fun and quite spectacular festival. Great pictures and page.

    Love the mug! "Does my bum look that big?" - lol

    Happy T-day. Hugs, Eileen

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  14. Sounds like a great festival on a cold winter's night. It's probably very ancient. I will have a look at your link in a minute.
    I love your mug, lol.
    Happy T-Day,
    Lisca

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  15. wow I bet that festival would feel pretty hot great art page-and very cute mug-thanks for sharing
    Happy T Day Kathy

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  16. Ooh, what a great topic for your journal page. I would love to see that Viking festival. Happy T Day! :)

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  17. What a spectacular fire festival - I can imagine that heat! You made a hot journal page - while drinking from this funny cup! Rike x

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  18. what a super page,the firefestival sounds a lot of fun and warm.
    happy restweek.

    hugs jenny

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  19. Adorable mug! and very interesting festival...never heard of it before, and couldn't quite figure out the whole gist of the purpose. But after all these years, it certainly must be a strong tradition, and probably a good draw for tourists! looks amazing! happy T day...very late indeed! ♥

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