Dear lovely readers and subscribers I am delighted and somewhat emotional to be able to tell you that my book Salt On My Skin is now available to purchase from Amazon from the links at the bottom of the page. This book is the fulfillment of a lifelong desire to publish and I hope it’s … More MY BOOK IS OUT!
I’m going to whisper four little letters very quietly and try not to cry when I do. GDPR I’m sorry, I really sorry. I know you’re banging your head off the screen as one more person spams you with an email saying I won’t be spamming you. Are you awash with GDPR Data Protection emails … More Sorry For What I’m About To Say….
Readers, the year swallowed me whole. If you’ve been wondering where I disappeared to, it was clearly no where because absolutely nothing is allowed. But after a good start and a determination to stay positive and robust I got knocked down by one too many curve balls and too a break from writing. My apologies … More Bye Bye 2020
Not gonna lie guys. Life, pandemic, dementia/aging parents care, and daily grind has taken its toll a bit lately and I lost my blogging mojo. To be honest my unspirational desk calendar said it all.
My favourite way to activate the week is and early Monday morning swim in the sea at one of my favourite spots. This week was no different and I made my usual jaunt down to Stromness to join my friend Anna in the water. Chatting, avoiding jellyfish and catching the awesome morning light is a … More My Week In Pictures – Keep On Dancing
And all of a sudden it was September. How did that happen? In the strangest time of my life it feels like it’s gone on forever whilst simultaneously feeling like it’s flying by. Personally, I’m in such a season of transition in all aspects of my life and I’m leaning into that and enjoying the … More My Pandemic In Pictures – Becoming a Swimsuit Model. EEK!
Back in March when lockdown began I remember thinking I might be able to do a book launch in June when things have returned to normal. Now we are in the last week of August I can’t believe how stupid I was. Life has changed so much and it’s been an enormous season of change … More My Pandemic In Pictures – Recalibrating
The sun sets on another week and it’s been an extra special one for our little blended family as we welcomed the safe arrival of another beautiful little grandchild. Our hearts are full and a wee tear shed when her middle name was named after Orkney Beef’s sister who died tragically many years ago. Welcome … More My Positives In Pictures – New Life
Is it the new normal yet? Or are we still in the old normal which it turns out was never really that normal at all, or was it? I can’t remember. Are we still in unprecedented times? Or are the times now precedented because they’ve been unprecedented for so long we’ve now crossed over? Either … More Living In (Un)Precedented Times
Sometimes it can be difficult to write sensitively when there is so much global difficulty going on. I really don’t know what the answer is. In my corner of the internet I’ve always written about the minutiae of my day, shared stories of my life in Orkney and the ups and downs of life. Due … More My Week in Pictures – Treasure Hunting
Can someone tell me how you stay positive in a pandemic when Orkney throws you this massive curveball in May?