Holidays and Happiness I did one day’s work this week before taking a few days off. 9 days ‘holiday’ stretched out in front of me and it felt like an eternity. Now it’s down to 3 and they will disappear quicker than I can unwrap and pack away a Flake down my neck without the dog … More My Week in Pictures
Weather Weary Once a year, for about half an hour, I get so sick of the weather and constant wind that I think I want to jack it all in, pack up and move. It quickly passes, but for that time it’s very real. I guess it’s the runner’s equivalent of hitting the wall. If I … More My Week in Pictures
So I haven’t blogged in a few days because sometimes, you know life gets busy, and I’d lost my writing mojo a bit. In fact, in all honesty I was a bit worried I might have run out of things to say after only telling you a few days ago that Orkney Beef didn’t think … More Out Of The Mouth Of Babes
It’s all going to be ok folks, I’ve seen my first snowdrops of the year! This is definitely an annual, spirit-lifting moment for me, and something I’m always excited by as the tiny white flowers bring renewed hope as it signals the beginning of the end of winter. This welcome sighting was at the end … More My Week in Pictures
I’ve discovered that nothing gets a teenager out of bed quicker than the prospect of the internet not working. We recently changed broadband suppliers and the kit arrived yesterday. By the time I was home from work, Tech Support (my son for any new readers) had set up all the cables ready, and it would just … More Needing Tech Support
I’ve probably mentioned this before but Orkney Beef simply cannot drive past a harbour without ‘going doon the pier a luck’ Kirkwall, Stromness or even Westray or Hoy we have spent many a time ‘going down the pier a look’ He once worked a 12 hour shift at the pier, met me for dinner then suggested we ‘go down the pier a look’ … More My Week in Pictures
My royal ‘annus horriblis’ had been compacted into about three hours…just as we were licking our wounds from the Christmas alcohol cost.