And all of a sudden it was September. How did that happen? In the strangest time of my life it feels like it’s gone on forever whilst simultaneously feeling like it’s flying by. Personally, I’m in such a season of transition in all aspects of my life and I’m leaning into that and enjoying the … More My Pandemic In Pictures – Becoming a Swimsuit Model. EEK!
My heart really is so full when I look at my children and when I get the chance to be with them. This time next week they will both be gone again but at least Chr***m*s is just around the corner. ❤ … More My Week In Pictures – A Heart Full of Love
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
Hands up who likes Orkney. Hands up who likes books Hands up who likes flowers Hands up who likes photography I have the perfect thing for you.
There are many reasons why I write this blog. It all started with people encouraging me to do so, and as I enjoy entertaining people through writing I thought I would give it a go. I’ve received loads of really lovely comments and messages over the last couple of years and I appreciate every single one … More My Week In Pictures – Gardening, Solitude, Friendship and Hope.
Give me a sunny day to dry my washing on the line and clean my floors and I’m a happy woman. Such is the heady mix of spring days and middle age. We celebrated the first official day of spring this week and combined it with international day of happiness. Quite frankly I hope to find … More My Week In Pictures- Finding Happiness
The book is definitely one of two halves. A gentle first part which really picks up pace as you continue, with some surprising twists and turns towards the end. Gavin is a very likable and kind hearted character. … More The Organist by Barbara Stevenson
I was interested to read this book as it was the winner of the Wellcome Book Prize 2016. I’d been keeping an eye on this particular prize as The Outrun by Amy Liptrot was in the final six and I was keen to see how her book faired. (I’ve reviewed it on the blog before, … More Book Review. It’s All in Your Head (true stories of imaginary illness) by Suzanne O’Sullivan
A friend of mine Sara Bailey is a writer living in Orkney and due to publish her first book in October. I’ve had a sneak preview of the first chapter and am already in love with her style and keen to read the whole thing. She too good not to share around so I’ve put together an interview to hear how it all happened. … More An interview with author Sara Bailey
My sister and her family have been over from Colorado for a few days and it was great to see them. We don’t see each other very often so it’s lovely to have a catch up. Every time we seem him I take a photo of my nephew with my son, you can see how … More My Week in Pictures