I want to write stuff about my old lady status being activated by the purchase of varifocal glasses, how getting used to them makes me resemble a nodding dog. … More I’ve Been Thinking…..
Last week’s Friday self knew how this week’s Monday self was going to be. Last week’s Friday self knew my Monday self was going to be a tad emotional when she got to work after having put her son on a plane bound for the big wide world and a new life. So my Friday … More My Week In Pictures – Being OK
I won’t lie. This week I have mostly been crying. I cried at Mama Mia 2 (no spoilers but if you’ve seen it you’ll know which bit) I cried on the way to work, I cried at home, I cried at 2am, and this morning I cried in church with non-waterproof mascara leaving me looking … More My Week In Pictures – Holding Back The (T)Years.
I have a recurring (awake) nightmare. It’s the kind of nightmare that Orkney Beef secretly wishes will come true – that I’ll run out of things to say. It could well be on everyone’s wish list to be honest but this documenting of my life seems to show me that it’s never going to happen. … More My Week In Pictures – Sleeping, Dancing and a litte Romancing.
The honeymoon is over. I am now in a complicated relationship with the new chiminea. Last week I described it as my new best friend as I spent many evenings in front of it reading a book and enjoying being in the great outdoors enough to be outside but near to my own toilet, bed, and fridge. … More My Week In Pictures – Pushing Through
It seemed like a good idea at the time when I was invited to an event in Orkney called Darkness Into Light Walk via Facebook. I had a brief scan over the information and realised it was in aid of raising awareness of mental health issues and removing the associated stigma. It all sounded very … More Darkness Into Light Walk #removethestigma
Every place has it’s traditions and ways. Some cool, some a little weird. But they are unique to the area where they began and some easier to explain than others. In Orkney there is a 70-year-old tradition called Shopping Week and My son, Tech Support was involved in this. He told me he was stopped … More My Week In Pictures – Ch Ch Ch Changes
A few weeks ago I was standing in a cafe when I looked over to see a very stern woman looking back at me. On second glance and to my horror I discovered it was, in fact, a mirror and the scowling woman was me. I thought I had a much more pleasant resting face … More My Week In Pictures – View From The Top