Friday, June 23, 2017

Two years ago with Ben Fogle.

Fishing with Tommy, Jimmy, Daniel and Ben Fogle

Two years ago Ben Fogle and film crew were here telling the story of living on Fair Isle though my life experiences in this amazing place. It was great and well done. I wasn't prepared for the attention of a international TV show focused on my personal life and the aftermath of social media.  So many people feel they know me now and I guess they do in very one sided away. It is funny to be recognized by people while travelling in Britain. I know nothing of them and they know all about me and my son. it is a really awkward and new situation for me. It is a little insight to celebrity and I didn't know how to handle it in my personal life. Recently I have realized I needed to let go of all the personal attention of so many well meaning people around the the world because I should of been focus on the realities I could touch. I enjoy sharing my photographs and love of Fair Isle to the public and hope that it might inspire you to visit one day and that is why I did the TV show in the first place.

I have blogged about this before here are links:

Fair Isle, amazing landscape and wildlife

Ben Fogle, our guest at the Auld Haa Guesthouse

Fulmar on wing from the north cliffs.

Seal on the beach video

Yes Ben Fogle was nice, very genuine, much as  he appears on TV. That is why he is so good on camera. It was a pleasure to meet him, no we don't keep in touch. I would bet he will be back one day, not to see me but the island again.

I think Fair Isle has cast it's spell
as it often does to dreamers like us.

Fair Isle can even cast it's spell on TV.  did it get you?


  1. Glad to hear you took that hurdle .... have a great weekend!

  2. I always enjoy visiting Fair Isle through your blog posts.

    All the best Jan

  3. Hii Tommy saw your journey on TV was very motivating,inspiring,amazing and unique...stay blessed and lots of love and blessings for your sweet kid...Henry

  4. Oh come on Tommy:-)
    Ben even told you that he would kiss you if you were a girl:-)
    He loved both you as a person and the way you enjoy the island.. and island itself.

  5. Wow, he's very kind...and you guys at Fair Isle are awesome!

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