I’ve had a last minute topic change for the blog tonight. I was planning on writing on how I can’t understand my own husband most of the time due to his strong accent and also about my love of the Orcadian language. However I wanted to share with you some photos of the stunning clouds … More 2000 Acres of Sky
Q. Why did the chicken cross the road? A. Because seemingly there was a square inch of garden on the other side that they hadn’t pooped on yet. Yes readers I’m now living the n̶i̶g̶h̶t̶m̶a̶r̶e̶ dream and am a fully fledged keeper of three much longed for chickens. Following one or two false starts where … More Living the dream.
I missed the Northern Lights last night but my son (renamed Tech Support with his approval) was out and about and got some pics of them. Today the sun shone and showed me how dirty the windows are and how dusty the house is but they are just going to have to stay that way for … More Northern Lights
Every six months due to one measly hours time change, my life disappears into a black hole and I wonder if I will ever find my way back out. This morning I woke up and checked the time. 6.30 am the clock on my phone says, but does that mean 5.30, 6.30 or 7.30am? Is it January, … More The lost hour
I feel I must do a quick blog to respond to feedback left only moments ago on my how to load a dishwasher blog found here. The feed back before I respond… So many questions. What about plastic on the bottom shelf? OK, or satanic? Cooking knives pointing up to save the basket or down to … More Dishwasher part 2. Your questions answered.
‘I’m still waiting for the dishwasher one’ These were the words spoken from The Mothership yesterday and not for the first time. I was recently sitting in a meeting and noticed I had a missed call from her. She was away on holiday at the time and wouldn’t usually call in the middle of the … More How to load a dishwasher
‘Are you Norq from Ork?’ YES! You have no idea how exciting it was to hear that question when I walked into a room today. I was attending a work shop run by Emergents. (See their website here) and their tag line is ‘nurturing creative talent and careers in the highlands and islands’ Don’t mind if … More Actually, I can
‘Some people are radiators and some people are drains’ I first heard that lovely expression probably years ago when I was living in Cambridge and it was one of those sentences that stuck with me ever since. I can remember where I was when I heard it and the person who said it, although I’ve … More Scatter Joy
If I had one super power it would be to time travel. I would love to go back 100 years or so to see Orkney operating at that time. One of the big fascinations for me ever since I moved here was the number of old stone houses and ruins there are dotted around. It’s … More The time travelling wife.
Questions for my dog. When visitors arrive why do you always race me to the door assuming they’ve come to visit you? You love being taken for a walk, and especially being allowed off the lead, so why do you insist on getting right under my feet so I nearly trip up and die. Could you … More Questions for my dog