I’m not sure about where you live, but in Orkney the weather has been really fantastic through September and October, but it definitely took a more Autumnal turn this week. I still managed to see some great skies though as dark clouds can be just as exciting. I caught this double rainbow on Monday morning. … More My Week in Pictures
The time of year has come round again when the clocks go back. I’ve had 46 years of this so I know the drill. We gain an extra hour, but the rest of my life disappears down a vortex to pay for it. I wake up not knowing if it’s 8am, 7am, Sunday, July or … More Gaining and hour and losing a week.
23 years ago today I woke up at 2am in excruciating pain. My baby was 9 days overdue and about to make an entrance, (or is that exit?) and I can still remember waking up to that first contraction clearly. She was my first born and I had no idea what was about to happen … More Happy Birthday to Miss Lashes
Orkney Beef has a beautiful little granddaughter who we’ll call Peedie Meatball (well she is a miniature Orkney Beef!) She is engaging, ALWAYS smiling and we absolutely adore her. We had her for the day today and whilst I stupidly thought we may run out of things to do, as usual it was quite the opposite and she didn’t want … More How to Entertain a Four Year Old
Rainbows through the rain I drove home through the biggest shower of rain on Monday but arrived home to look back on where I’d driven to see a rainbow in the clouds. I’m a big fan of rainbows and they are a regular sight in Orkney skies. To the left of the above view is … More My Week in Pictures
Earlier in the week, I reached 36,000 views on the blog and today I reached 1000 followers. After a week where I was traumatized watching Emmerdale (guilty pleasure, don’t judge me) This was a lovely milestone to reach. Incidentally, I don’t watch Coronation Street but happened to have that on in the sitting room tonight … More A milestone of a week.
I don’t remember quite when Verna came into my life, but do I remember everything about when she left, and I also have very fond memories of the time in between. I first met Verna when she and her husband started coming along to the same church as the one I was already attending. She … More Remembering Verna
We’ve had an incredible September/October here in Orkney but I think the weather is getting more traditionally seasonal now. We are managed to squeeze the last few drops of sunny skies out this week though, which made the Monday morning drive to work easier. This is the view heading down the road from my house. Having lived … More My Week in Pictures
This week I discovered I had a somewhat tenuous claim to fame, but it was exciting none the less. I had shared a Maya Angelou quote on FB and my American aunt told me she had once sat on the same panel as her. I’ve always loved Maya Angelou’s writing, poems, and inspirational survival instinct; … More Tenuous Claims to Fame
I’ve heard it all now. I was listening to the radio this morning and a woman was on there speaking about being a ‘flexitarian’ She went on to explain her husband was a vegetarian and was encouraging her to do the same. However, she didn’t want to commit to a strictly no meat diet so basically, … More Flexitarianism, I Did It Before It Was Cool