Those of you who follow my Norq From Ork Facebook page will know I’ve been whinging incessantly for days that I’ve been laid low with a virus this week. A strange thing which made me so dizzy I couldn’t walk to the bathroom without holding on to the wall. Swimming was ditched and I spent the whole of … More My Week In Pictures
This photo of me was taken exactly 30 years ago this week. I know this because it was taken on my 18th birthday while at a works Christmas party. 30 + 18 = 48 and that is the age I turned this week. I don’t tend to get too hung up about age but every … More 18 Year Old Me
Keeping upright has been this weeks challenge. A major storm mid-week posed a major challenge for Orkney folk as we all strapped down our trampolines, shed roofs, dogs etc. Schools had to close, roads were flooded and a high sided lorry blew over in the relentless wind. Driving in it is no fun at all … More My Week In Pictures
It was cold enough to freeze your face into an expressionless mask that won’t move. Nature’s botox.
Things are going to be different for us this year as this is the first Christmas in 25 years when Miss Lashes won’t be with us and Orkney Beef will be working a 12-hour shift. … More There Is Always Hope.
A few weeks into it I asked Orkney Beef if he thought I’d lost weight. He looked terrified as if he was about to tread on a landmine and blow himself to pieces. … More My Week In Pictures
It’s funny, sometimes we don’t appreciate what is right under our nose. I’ve been in Orkney 9 years yet have never taken the trip to the top of St. Magnus Cathedral. I’ve driven past it thousands of times and been in the cathedral for many events, but taking the spiral staircase to the top has … More St Magnus Cathedral, The View From The Top (and half way up)