This one is dedicated to my late cousin Steph who was unlawfully killed in France earlier this year, so if you would like to donate a little something in her memory then I’m raising money for Women’s Aid Orkney, who support women, children and young people who have survived domestic abuse both now and historically. … More I’ve Swum The English Channel!
I squeezed in a couple of hours at a birthday party last night where we had indoor sparklers until they were confiscated because they smelled funny. Oh well, I will just have to sparkle on without them. … More My Week in Pictures
If you look up Drama Queen in the dictionary you’ll find my name there. But only under the subsection of ‘person most likely to make a fuss if there’s any chance she might be sick on a boat’ I’ve mentioned before that I have quite a severe sickness phobia. It’s called ‘Emetophobia’ meaning fear of … More Confessions of a Sea Sick Drama Queen (and a long suffering husband)
Every so often we get the opportunity to do something we’ve never done before. I wouldn’t say sitting for a drawing class was necessarily on my bucket list but nevertheless, my artist friend has been asking me for months and months if I would sit for her class. Dear God it better not be ‘undraped’ ! … More My Week In Pictures
What’s your favourite season? Mine is Spring. At the end of a long hard winter, I feel filled with hope as I see new life popping through the ground and the promise of longer, warmer days. Others prefer Autumn and write poetically about it making it almost sound bearable. For me it’s no secret that … More My Week In Pictures
Orkney Beef and I can often be the proverbial ships that pass in the night. He works 12 hour shifts for a week at a time, and in the evenings one of us becomes nominated taxi driver for general ferrying round of teenage son. Then there’s evening meetings, committees, clubs and so on. So all things … More I’ve Found The Secret To a Happy Marriage.
I made a point of standing him in front of the machine and identifying what the big white thing with the circle on the front was.
‘The clothes go in here with a bit of washing powder, the water swishes round then you take them out and hang them up’ … More Preparing For The Empty Nest