Thursday, December 03, 2015

Tommy H Hyndman & Ben Fogle's New Lives in the Wild. UK.

Ben Fogle & Tommy H Hyndman
Fishing off of Sheep Rock, Fair Isle.

Fair Isle, Shetland, Scotland, UK.

Thursday, Dec. 10th - Channel 5

These are my photo taken during the shooting of the show back in mid June, 2015

Ben Fogle arrives at Fair Isle landing strip questioning his choice of shorts as he starts the production of the Fair Isle - Tommy H Hyndman episode of New Lives in the Wild. UK.

Mati Ventrillon, the firewoman, meets Ben Fogle at the Airport after fire duty attending to the landing planes. Ben had received a Fair Isle Jumper made by Mati the knitter for Christmas from his wife a few years ago.

Mati fitting me for my new Fair Isle Jumper. Awesome craftwork and such a talent!
I'm a collector of Fair Isle knitwear made by the other knitters on Fair Isle too.
I have many hats and a few scarf, this is my first jumper and I think it is gorgeous. 


Traditional Fair Isle patterned knitwear.


Big Lobster!

Ben Fogle and the girls that ate the Lobster... Dr. Jessica Walkup & Dr. Jodie Crane.
Here is a link to the research the did on Seabirds over the Summer.

Seabird tracking and research on Fair Isle



Gone fishing with my neighbour Capt. Jimmy Stout and his grandson Daniel.

the high tech fishing gear.

Some of the fish we caught... Pollack & Coalfish

Big Fish with Ben Fogle! LOL
It was a great time out at sea, 
views of the Isle are always amazing from a boat.

Up top the Lighthouse


South Lighthouse, Fair Isle.


Camera crew...



I have a feeling I'm being watched





The cliffs of Fair Isle make everyone a bit humble.

Sounds good on top of Malcom's Head



North Cliffs at Sunset




Puffin

The quick oil painting I did while on camera for the show. Fair Isle's Sheep Rock.

See my other paintings here: Art Gallery

Cast and crew at my Auld Haa Guesthouse

Henry, Ben & Me.
I hope you enjoy the show. Cheers!

other press links...


http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/tv-radio/american-who-left-behind-rat-6966356

http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/dv878r/ben-fogle-new-lives-in-the-wild-uk--series-1---episode-5


53 comments:

  1. Your life looks awesome! I admire what you are doing and wish you well. The hats are great!
    All the best with your adventure in a beautiful part of the world!
    Best wishes Lesley UK

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  2. Love your lifestyle. ...want to come to visit you! ❤

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  3. Totally brilliant. Will visit. Awesome.

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  4. Totally brilliant. Will visit. Awesome.

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  5. We met in our butchers shop in Baldock, Hertfordshire some time back . Really great to see you on TV!

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  6. Beautiful island... im sure you will have no shortage of visitors after the programme is broadcast... one more todo added to my bucket list...

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  7. Beautiful island... im sure you will have no shortage of visitors after the programme is broadcast... one more todo added to my bucket list...

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  8. Watching the programme. Fair-Isle looks beautiful, but knowing Scotland I bet it's howling a lot of the time! What an amazing lifestyle choice. All the best.

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  9. Watching the programme. Fair-Isle looks beautiful, but knowing Scotland I bet it's howling a lot of the time! What an amazing lifestyle choice. All the best.

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  10. Enjoying your TV programme with your grandson and Ben Fogle right now. Beautiful scenery and interesting lifestyle.

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  11. Wow I would love to live here it's a dream of mine .my own world a little bubble .away from the harsh world around us .it's beautiful.breathtaking.xxx

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  12. Way to go Mr Hyndman. what a life changing move and having the raw guts to see it through. If I had a puffin hat I would take it off to you !
    Bill.

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  13. Best Lives in the wild yet. All the very best

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  14. Fair Isle definitely on my "to visit" list. Love your hat buddy - any chance you could sell me one?

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  15. You are a very special person and a very special father. I wish you well and I am sure that this programme will bring you guests who appreciate your lifestyle and your cooking. No better visitor than Ben Fogle - his father was my vet - and an excellent vet he was!

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  16. Totally breathtaking place. If I wasn't such a dog lover I could totally gout for living there. I am sure you will have a good few ladies visiting you now...I hope you find one you that you click with that falls for you and the island.

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  17. I am wildly envious. Great programme tonight. Good on you Tommy

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  18. Great programme - and your life looks wonderful. Adding you to my blog list!

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  19. Totally inspired now to investigate the Island and living there. You will hear from me soon!
    T

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  20. Thank you for a great TV programme Tommy and all the best for the future.

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  21. I just watched the Ben Fogle episode and was really captivated by your life and the island. Would be somewhere I'd love to visit and I'd definitely bring my sketchbooks and paints.

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  22. Beautiful place, absolutely magical and would love to join you. You can show me how to make hats hahax

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  23. Lovely and inspiring episode Tommy and thanks for showing us around 😀 Quite fancy one of those jumpers too...

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  24. Thank you for a great TV programme Tommy and all the best for the future.

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  25. Thank you for this tv programme! The. Fair island is wonderful!! Would be nice visiting it!

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  26. Great TV tonight. What a nice guy you seem, Ben obviously thought the same. Good luck on your Island. Much admiration Neil

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  27. What a wonderful life! I was bought to tears at times. All good wishes for the coming years living the dream.
    Best wishes
    Rose H

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  28. Hi Tommy

    Watched you with the Fogle last night and wow.... you really are living the dream.

    Never been to Fair isle but you did a good job of selling the idea.

    Best thing I have seen on the TV for a long while thanks for sharing.

    M

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  29. Loved the show, love u! Following u now on Facebook xxx

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  30. Dear Tommy - watched the programme which was very interesting. It all felt very familiar having followed you here for several years. You came across exactly as you are here on the blog.

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  31. What a wonderful programme.
    My wife and I watch each week but yours was the best yet Tommy!
    As a wildlife nut too, I do remember your videos of Henry with the waxwings a few years back.
    Good luck to you fella!
    From Doug and Anna Mackenzie Dodds.
    Www.dmackdimages.Co.uk

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  32. Thanks everyone! Peace, Love and a sense of Adventure! cheers Tommy

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    1. Just watching it now. My friend was in the first episode.
      Good luck x

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  33. Just caught up with the programme; having watched them all, this was definitely the best, and the one that touched my soul. All best wishes from the deep south (Galloway ;) lol )

    Sarah
    x

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  34. My wife and I have just watched the episode of 'New Lives In The Wild with Ben Fogle' set on Fair Isle with Tommy - what an absolute pleasure to watch! Really fantastic viewing. Tommy seems like such a decent, gentle and honest guy and my wife and I wish him the very best of luck!

    Be safe, happy and healthy, from Lord and Lady Bage (Newcastle upon Tyne)

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  35. Loved the programme. You seem to be a really genuine guy living the dream. Your son seems vey level headed and it is a real shame your marriage is over but I would hope you could find someone else and continue your life on the island. I would really like to visit you but in the meantime, all the best.

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  36. Hiya
    I've just watched the programme with Ben Fogle and have to admit I'm sooooooo jealous of the beautiful place you call home. I've been to the western highlands (Skye) and fell completely in love with the amazing scenery. I've promised myself that one day I'll visit the eastern highlands and Fair Isle is nothing short of stunning! Hope this winter isn't too harsh for you!

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    1. thanks! the winters are wild and I sort of like that... plus being so close to the Sea I don't shovel snow! so it's not as bad as you would think. even though we get cut off from the world with no boats or planes at weeks at a time. I love it.

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    2. thanks! the winters are wild and I sort of like that... plus being so close to the Sea I don't shovel snow! so it's not as bad as you would think. even though we get cut off from the world with no boats or planes at weeks at a time. I love it.

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  37. I've just watched the programme. Inspiring and amazing and the food looked brilliant. I have no doubt the right companion will find you. Nature has a way of everything working out if you stick to your true life purpose. Good luck for the future.

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  38. Watched the programme on playback tonight. It was brilliant.
    Great of you to share your life. I hope it brings business for the hats, the art work and the guest house. It was a real feel good show. Thank you.

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  39. Just watched the show and loved every second of it. Thank you. You might just have a couple more visitors to the isle in the near future.

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  40. I thought Ben portrayed everything beautifully. It was a very moving documentary. Brought back many Fair Isle memories for me, so wish I could afford to visit again... one day! Oh and you have raced up the ratings on http://www.birdingtop500.com/ and are now higher than me!!! LOL! Best Wishes Penny

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  41. Luv the program you was on Tommy, I'm sure things will work out for the best for next year. Paul

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  42. Found you after watching the show.
    I really liked your sense of humour and general outlook on life. Look forward to following your blog and reading about your future adventures.
    X

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  43. I just watched the show on catchup, it was an inspiring programme. The portrayal of the island and your life on it was captivating. I think you were so brave to step into your adventure rather than like most of us do just dreaming of it. The guest house looked beautiful and food you prepared looked super so I think you are going to get plenty of visitors from the folks that watch the show. Finally I just wanted to say what a delightful boy your son appeared as you must be very proud of him. I hope have a Merry Christmas and happy new year! Kind regards Hannah

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  44. Wow what a place!! Wild and beautiful. a truly wonderful place to live, harsh at times but well worth it I should imagine.It must be awe inspiring.

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  45. Just watched the TV programme and I loved seeing a small snippet into your life. Sorry to hear of your divorce. I wish you all the best for the future and I hope your son grows to be a happy man living a wonderful life. Happy Days Tommy.

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  46. I've just watched the show with you and Ben and loved the island and am in awe of what you have done and are doing hope you and your son are well and still making happy memories you're a wonderful father.

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