Waking Up to Snow
Last week I wrote about buying my first pair of open toes in years. I even showed you a picture. This seemed to activate some pretty severe weather the following day as Monday morning we had heavy snowfall for several hours. As the day wore on I honestly wondered if I’d be able to get home again without getting stuck. However, as Orkney has often proved itself to be four seasons in one day, the snow disappeared as quickly as it arrived and was nearly all gone by mid-afternoon. Remarkable! Anyway, for those of you who froze in the morning, it appears to be my fault. I’m sorry.
By evening I really wasn’t feeling too well so took myself to my bed at about 8pm. However, the sky was so beautiful from my bedroom window that I didn’t close the curtains. I just lay feeling sorry for myself but appreciating I lived in an amazing place to feel sorry for myself in.
Not quite Orkney
Orkney Beef took a trip to London this week. The purpose of his visit was to attend an AGM and collect an award for fundraising. He’d been looking forward to it for a long time and made the journey down there with a friend who he’d done the fundraising with. However, sadly he was quite unwell when down there and missed the majority of the event as well as the trip round Westminster. I felt really sorry for him as living with a chronic illness and the treatment of it (immunosuppression) is extremely draining (see autoimmune hepatitis ) However, he continues to keep fighting, and his stoicism in the face of adversity, strength of mind and character never ceases to amaze me.
He did manage a quick catch up with Miss Lashes and NotPhil though while down there which made his day and cheered him up no end.
A New Peedie Lass
Brace yourselves for cuteness overload, as last night we went to visit Orkney Beef’s new granddaughter Naomi, born this week. She arrived four weeks early and was like a little doll. So content and teeny tiny, she was absolutely mesmerizing. Her little hand in Orkney Beef’s huge Shrek hands has to be one of my favourite photos and needless to say we are very smitten.
As step granny I’ll be known as granny Sarah, which still feels funny even though I’ve been granny Sarah for 5 years thanks to Peedie Meatball. As my friend quite rightly said, ‘in this world, no child can have too many people to love them’ and this little girl is already very loved by many.
I had lunch with a friend this week who told me I’ve been very quiet on here recently. It’s true, there’s been a lot going on in my personal life and I lost my writing mojo a bit, but it will return, I promise.
Have a great week everyone, hopefully no snow!