Needing Tech Support

I’ve discovered that nothing gets a teenager out of bed quicker than the prospect of the internet not working.  We recently changed broadband suppliers and the kit arrived yesterday.  By the time I was home from work, Tech Support (my son for any new readers) had set up all the cables ready, and it would just … More Needing Tech Support

My Week in Pictures

Operation ‘No Excuses’ was activated this week. I need to stop putting off walking because of the weather and in preference to and extra half hour in bed, so  I forced myself to get up and walk even though it was still pitch black and windy.   I found a pair of Orkney Beef’s waterproofs … More My Week in Pictures

My Week in Pictures

I’ve probably mentioned this before but Orkney Beef simply cannot drive past a harbour without ‘going doon the pier a luck’ Kirkwall, Stromness or even Westray or Hoy we have spent many a time ‘going down the pier a look’ He once worked a 12 hour shift at the pier, met me for dinner then suggested we ‘go down the pier a look’ … More My Week in Pictures

Saying Goodbye

One of my favourite photos from my wedding day is the one pictured below. I’m not sure who took it but, it was as we were signing the register (and the ball and chain was firmly secured around Orkney Beef’s ankle) my new mother in law was wheeled over for the photographs. She had been … More Saying Goodbye

Digging up the past

Originally posted on Norq From Ork:
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…

My Week in Pictures

It’s been a week of ever changing weather this week which resulted in empty shelves in my local shop. Boats carrying supplies didn’t get here due to severe gales in the early/mid part of the week combined with panic buying due to snow forecast for the end of the week, meant there was very little in the way of fruit and veg to be had. Personally, I think panic buying fruit and veg is a completely unnecessary overreaction so I concentrated on panic buying Prosecco and chocolate … More My Week in Pictures

I Love Orkney

‘Promise me you won’t take it for granted?’  This was a promise I had to make to my dad when I moved up here and called him to describe the beautiful place I was now living. 8 years on I’m still keeping that promise, even on days of hideous weather like today, when the front … More I Love Orkney

My Week in Pictures

We’ve been building up to Christmas since about August.  At least that’s if the shops are anything to go by. A week ago we were busy ringing in 2017 and yet just one week later it feels much further away than a week or two. We managed to squeeze in one final party though and enjoyed more … More My Week in Pictures