We had a very frosty start to the week in Orkney and walking resembled Bambi on ice. I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to driving in it so I ended up persuading Orkney Beef to drive me into work as he doesn’t mind it so much. Instead I took pictures through the window … More My Week in Pictures
Today in America it’s Thanksgiving. It’s also the anniversary of losing my brother Simon, when he died too young 8 years ago. It was devastating, life changing and made us all wonder if we would ever smile again. So how do I marry these two things up and write a blog about thankfulness whilst still … More Remembering Simon With Thanks
Of course, I have to start with all things weather related as we’ve had such extremes this week. Earlier on in the week we had really stormy weather with thunder and lightning which managed to knock out the phones and broadband in many homes and businesses. Fields nearby are flooded and will stay that way … More My Week in Pictures
I have been to the cinema by myself twice in my life. The first time was several years ago. I had not long been in Orkney, wanted to see the film, but hadn’t put down roots or know anyone well enough to ask them to go with me so I went alone. I enjoyed the … More Going it alone
As I type the rain is currently HAMMERING on the window and the wind is howling; the light is diminishing daily and there are many weather related struggles rearing their ugly heads. For example the recycling dilemma. Do I put the recycling out and risk getting it blown all over the place, so I have … More Surviving Winter Blues
Sorry for the delay in My Week in Pictures this week, it’s usually my Sunday night regular but we were away in Edinburgh and on Sunday evening I was on a boat back home. Added to that I’ve been persuaded to try something a bit different this week and done a vlog (video blog) It’s a … More My Week in (moving) Pictures
The temperature in Orkney has dropped considerably and I found myself having to clear a frozen windscreen this morning, which is a rare occurance here due to living so close to the sea. Anywhere else I’ve lived I’ve had to scrape an icy window most days between November and February, or at least try and … More Scenes From a Winter Morning.