No pressure but…..

I’ve reached 2000 hits and to be honest I’m staggered by the response the blog has received in such a short space of time. I’ve had emails, messages and people stopping me in the street all to say they are loving reading and checking in daily.  I have morning regular readers, bed time regular  readers … More No pressure but…..

May contain nuts

I’ve always maintained Orkney is a fabulous place to live, but with many things, our greatest strength can also be our greatest weakness. Part of the charm of Orkney is the fact that it’s an island and completely cut off from the mainland of the UK. However when life throws you a curve ball and … More May contain nuts

There’s no such thing as bad weather, just unsuitable clothing.

In Orkney you can often get four seasons in a day. The cold snap continues and the day started with a smattering of snow, enough to create pretty looking scenery while the chickens huddled together and continued their egg laying strike while looking at me with their ‘clean up our house and give us food in … More There’s no such thing as bad weather, just unsuitable clothing.

Meet the family

‘When am I going to get a mention and what’s my nickname going to be?’ ‘Err Drama Queen?’ My daughter is feeling rather left out of the blog so far. Husband (Orkney Beef)  gets a regular mention and son (no nickname yet but I’m working on it) also features, but that’s because we all live … More Meet the family

Golden eggs

For a long time now I have dreamed of keeping chickens.  I have a romantic notion of waking up and popping on my wellies to nip out into the garden and collect my freshly laid eggs for breakfast. Orkney Beef has always been reluctant thanks to a former life working in pest control and always … More Golden eggs

40 bags in 40 days

If I were to give up chocolate for Lent I would hate everybody within three days. This would somewhat defeat the true meaning of the discipline, so it’s just not going to happen. Last year however, I stumbled upon 40 bags in 40 days.  The idea is that you use the opportunity to get rid of … More 40 bags in 40 days

The age old question

‘what’s for tea?’ ‘Spaghetti  Bolognese’ Not chicken korma?’ ‘no’ *silence*   Firstly let me apologize to Facebook friends for my second rant on this subject in as many weeks.  Secondly if I was making chicken korma then the answer to the initial FAQ would’ve surely been chicken korma right? (duh!) and  thirdly spaghetti bolognese is a heck … More The age old question