My sister and her family have been over from Colorado for a few days and it was great to see them. We don’t see each other very often so it’s lovely to have a catch up. Every time we seem him I take a photo of my nephew with my son, you can see how … More My Week in Pictures
I love making lists. I’ve been making lists for as long as I can remember and even if I achieve only a fraction of the items on the list I’ve still thoroughly enjoyed the process of making it and crossing items off one by one. Or sometimes just one. I have endless lists in various … More How to organise your lists for free
The day before we left, Miss Lashes begged me to have this photo taken to show us all having a great time. (really???) Sometimes you just have to fake it ’till you make it. … More Throwback Thursday: Holiday from Hell
I’m beginning to look into short stories for competitions. It’s great writing practise and depending on the competition you sometimes get feed back which is really helpful. I signed up for a flash fiction competition recently and was really excited to get my first assignment. You are in groups of 15 and there are 60 groups. … More Flash Fiction, Short Story
You can be forgiven for thinking it’s Sunday as that’s when I tend to do my week in pictures. However we’ve been having a busy time due to my sister and her family coming to stay from Colorado, so I’m a day late. Last week was a busy week in Stromness as it held its … More My Week in Pictures
‘unexpected item in the bagging area’
no matter how innocent the error is, I translate the robotic voice to this.
‘thieving piece of scum on self service checkout 4 is trying to nick a reduced pot of hummus’
and they are talking about me.
… More Shopping, not for the faint of heart
Someone recommended this book to me recently having just read it, and knowing that I want to pursue publishing and would find this inspiring. I did. Judy tells the story of how she married and moved to the Hebrides at the age of 19 having been swept off her feet by Alex, 10 years her senior. … More Island Wife by Judy Fairbairns
Now bear with me. I know this video clip sounds like I’m in a wind tunnel and should emerge looking like I’ve had a highly priced face lift. But it wasn’t as bad as it sounded. It can be; in fact it can be a lot worse, but on this occasion it was just misleading because we are … More View from the top
The vacuum cleaner refused to come out of the cupboard by day five and instead lay cowering in the corner pleading not to be used again. Too bad. I vacuumed constantly and even vacuumed the dog. Sandy grew quite used to this but it had little effect as it’s pretty much like trying to sweep the path while it’s snowing. … More My Week in Pictures
I came across this trailer for the Paralympics today. I thought it was absolutely incredible and after more and more terrible news, this time from France but not forgetting atrocities going on all over the world; this was positive, motivating, humbling and three minutes of brilliance. See for yourself. Shared from You Tube.