Remembrance Day always has a special place in my heart. I always find it incredibly moving and this year was extra special for the 100 year anniversary of Armistice Day with lots going on up and down the country and across the globe. One thing which I found really special was the bell ringing. All … More Remembering Them
A week of the clocks going back and I am now like a pit horse. I leave the house in the dark and come home in the dark and it feels like I never see daylight. You can call me a drama queen all you want but I’m probably going to whine about it for … More My Week In Pictures – Brief Glimpses Of Light
It’s officially winter opening hours as of today because all engaged in the funny ritual of setting clocks back an hour. I’ve written many times about how my body clock is thrown completely by the clocks going backwards and forwards like this. I try hard these days to embrace some of the lovely things about … More My Week In Pictures – Winter Is Open
A week ago I was out for dinner with Orkney Beef and he told me his favourite thing about me was my sense of humour. I told him my favourite thing about him was his kindness. We didn’t venture onto the murky territory of our least favourite things about each other as it could have … More The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
This photo came up in my facebook memories this week so it must have been a beautiful misty morning, the kind I love. Not so right now sadly. The wind is howling, travel is disrupted the fire is lit and I’m already dreading setting foot outside the door tomorrow. Never mind. Here’s the prize we … More My Week In Pictures – Wind, Frost, Knitting and Nests
Imagine being paid to dance around in sparkly shoes and sing all the songs to ABBA. Imagine! last night I saw people living what I quickly discovered was my dream job. An Abba tribute band had come to Orkney for a night and I’d bought tickets months before. After devoting my childhood to singing ABBA songs with a … More My Week In Pictures – I’m Back!
A few weeks ago I told you I was taking a little blog break for family reasons Love Conquers All and I have to start by gradual return by telling you that your messages, emails and text messages etc were such a boost to me. Even now a few weeks on, people from across the globe message … More My (last few) Week(s) in Pictures