Moments like the one I had today don’t happen very often. It was a dream come true moment, a long waited for moment, a never say never moment, a never give up moment, a never too late to start moment, and an I hope I get a lot more moments like this moment moment. It was … More It’s never too late to start
The other night I had a phone call that every parent dreads, a call from the hospital regarding one of my children. I had only moments before posted my blog about how I loved living by the sea and it was my dream happy ending blah blah when the phone rings and it’s a nurse … More Never a dull moment
Sea Fever BY JOHN MASEFIELD I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking, And a grey mist on the … More A House by the Sea
Dear Orkney There appears to be a dreadful misunderstanding. I refer to my earlier letter to you written on March 7th 2016. See here. In my previous letter I thanked you for the end of winter, being able to peg out washing, do some gardening and not needing to resort to chocolate. I sang your praises … More Dear Orkney (part 2)
Orkney has miles and miles of coastline and beaches which after the winter need a right good clean up. Enter ‘bag the bruck’ month or translated for non Orcadians ‘pick up the rubbish!’ My local beach is Skaill which is situated next to Skara Brae a 5000 year old village which is still in perfect condition. … More Beachcombing of a different kind
The chickens are running riot. I’m having all manner of trouble with them and thinking of showing them a packet of bread sauce as a severe warning. They keep finding their way over the wall into next doors garden and after having to round them up before work a few weeks ago in best clothes and heels I … More Three chickens for sale!
‘Go on, say something funny’ That was said to me by a blog reader today when they bumped into me, and reminds me again how we love for people to make us laugh. One of the women that has been able to do that over and over again for me is Victoria Wood. She was the comedienne of my … More Victoria Wood remembered.
middle age noun the period after early adulthood and before old age, about 45 to 65. Yikes! ‘Mum! You’re not at the top of the hill, you’re over it and half way down down the other side!’ These were the words spoken by Miss Lashes in response to some seemingly old lady remark I’d made recently … More Over the hill…..almost
We enjoyed having Miss Lashes home from uni for a couple of weeks but she is now back to her student life. Sadly she had another anaphylaxis after eating strawberries so had another trip to hospital, the previous one being only 6 weeks ago. She manages to keep incredibly calm though and we are … More My week in pictures
Orkney is currently going through a teenage phase, at least weather speaking anyway. We are having to deal with daily mood swings at the moment and the occasional slam of the bedroom door. The title is an old proverb basically meaning ‘don’t take your coat off until end of May’ Yesterday we woke up to snow. Not … More Ne’er Cast a Clout ‘Till May be Out