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