It’s National Writing Day today and I thought I would share with you a short story I wrote a couple of years ago. I love writing observational stuff on life, but I also enjoy writing more serious work too. This piece won 2nd prize in a folklore short story competition and 50 quid too! Not … More National Writing Day – A Short Story
It’s not often I wake up feeling like someone has taken a blow torch to my legs, but following my monumental (for me) hill climb last weekend that’s exactly how I felt on Monday morning. What had seemed like a good idea at the time had ended up being several hours of humiliation at my snail-like speed … More My Week In Pictures – In The Bleak Midsummer
Many of you will remember I did a Sponsored Swim last year. It was to raise money for Women’s Aid in memory of the death of my cousin Steph. Women’s Aid decided they would like some benches for the garden and this week they were delivered. It was very touching to see them in situ and … More My Week In Pictures – Fun Times, Uphill Challenges and Football Widows.
‘How many more shops do we have to go into?’ Ah, this isn’t going to end well is it? I thought to myself. Orkney Beef and I had come on a little trip ‘South’ this weekend and Orkney Bef wasn’t enjoying the gift shop experience. I say South because it’s was 8 miles south of … More My Week In Pictures – Beaches and Boats
I absolutely love being by the sea. Ever since I was a child and we had our annual holidays to the ‘seaside’ I have always been mesmerized by the sound of the waves, the vastness of the ocean and the secrets that it holds. Moving to Orkney I thought I would spend my entire life … More My New Thing
May is a beautiful month. You can usually guarantee some warm weather and this week did not disappoint. I had taken a week off work – which actually means I was just as busy as when I’m at work, it had just changed shape. Even so, I managed some great catch ups with much-neglected friends … More My Week In Pictures – Sunshine and Haar