I as you may remember a couple of weeks ago in my blog It’s never too late to start, I was delighted to have a piece printed in Living Orkney magazine. Many of my non Orkney friends were keen to read it as they can’t get hold of a copy. So here is my short piece … More ‘Leaving’ a short story about life.
Let them get dirty. It means they have been outside, breathing in fresh air, warming their skin in the sun shine, running, climbing, playing and expanding their imaginations. They’ve been pirates or rogue princesses, dragon slayers and knights in shining armour, they’ve presented cookery programs with much needed mud pies, and opened rose petal perfume … More Let them get dirty
A funny thing happened when I first saw this photo a few months ago. It was on my friend’s Facebook page and I admired it and commented that it was a stunning picture. I wondered where it was and thought how peaceful it looked and it would be a great place to live if I … More Gaining a new perspective
I did a very British thing yesterday. I was driving along a road that wasn’t quite wide enough for two cars. I saw a car quite far away heading towards me, and had to make one of those split second decisions. Do I hare it up the road and meet him at the passing place … More Middle aged road rage.
Finally the hyacinths and tulips are out. I think we’re a bit later up here or maybe I’m later than others around Orkney because I’m in quite an exposed area. Either way it warms my heart to see them and the scent from a hyacinth is like no other.The weather has been a little changeable … More My week in pictures
If we could live off rhubarb, eggs and a bit of freelance writing, I’d be edging close to self sufficiency and entering the good life by now. Sadly that dream is yet to be realised but I can teach you how to impress people and make them think you’re a baking genius with the easiest … More Rhubarb Cake
Both my kids asked if I was going to talk about them on the blog today. Tech support for managing to fix and retrieve all the photos off the long abandoned ipad, and Miss Lashes for producing this beautiful piece of art work this afternoon. Tech Support isn’t named that for nothing. His ability to remain … More Getting side tracked.
It’s been a great morning of micro achievements today such as Go and vote √ (or maybe that should be X) Take Tech Support Son for his first ever vote √ Finish much procrastinated business plan due to life getting in the way and having to visit Miss Lashes last week. √ Think up excuse … More Green fingers….Or perhaps not.
Orkney hosts many ancient sites that show us how our ancestors lived hundreds and even thousands of years ago. There’s Skara Brae, the ancient stone houses believed to be around 5000 years old, Maeshowe complete with its Viking graffiti, Ring O’ Brodgar the ancient standing stones and many more sites. Archaeology is a big deal … More Digging up the past
Never knowing what lies ahead The first picture was taken last Sunday on my way home from church. So many birds nesting and dark brooding skies. I was about to head into a really busy week and wondering how I was going to fit it all in and longed for some space and time to … More My week in pictures