Five Go Mad on Graemsay Island (plus one and an absent friend)

It all started with a conversation on Facebook about Strictly Come Dancing last winter.  It ended up on the island of Graemsay on a summer’s Friday night. A group of us got to know each other by commenting on a weekly basis while Strictly was on and we had a great laugh. I’ve blogged before … More Five Go Mad on Graemsay Island (plus one and an absent friend)

My Week In Pictures

Shopping Week For almost 70 years now, the people of Stromness have been celebrating in style and encouraging people into Stromness to spend their money by hosting Shopping Week.  It’s a huge event with all manner of activities for people old and young through the week.  One of my favourite events is the daft raft race. … More My Week In Pictures

Bere Bannocks

I know Bere Bannocks sounds like it’s something you’d see the doctor with. (like Fatty Cutties ) but once you’ve been here a while you soon get used to the pronunciation.  Beremeal (pronounced bear) is an ancient grain grown in in Orkney and a really traditional Orkney taste.  Bannocks are such a traditional Orkney food … More Bere Bannocks

My Week in Pictures

Slipping Through My Fingers The lyrics to the Abba song rang loud and clear this week as it was the long awaited graduation ceremony for my Miss Lashes.  It took place in Edinburgh and we traveled down there to attend the ceremony complete with kilts, hat boxes and all the garb that goes with a … More My Week in Pictures

My Week in Pictures

Sunset Beaches Blah blah, weather rubbish at the weekend, lovely in the week when I’m at work …usual story…. Anyway, never mind, at least the evenings are light enough that we can pop to the beach after work which Orkney Beef and I managed to do that on Monday.  The dog came too of course … More My Week in Pictures

My Week in Pictures

Beating the Monday Morning Blues At risk of sounding like a broken record, the weather was horrendous last weekend and once again no gardening could be done.  However, typically with the weather conspiracy, that I’m beginning to wonder about, I woke up to a beautifully sunny morning on Monday when I’m due to go back to work. … More My Week in Pictures