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..............

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


  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 ๐Ÿ˜‰. I love it! Enjoy your cuppa and wishing you a very Happy T Day! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

  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

  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!

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

  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.

  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

  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

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

  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

  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!

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

  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

  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

  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,

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

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

  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

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

    hugs jenny

  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! ♥