Are you having yourselves a merry little Christmas yet? Are you? ‘Today the turkeys arrived which apparently heralds the beginning of the world going feral” were the words of my friend Melanie as she braced herself for another day working in retail. Having done it for many years I knew exactly what she meant as … More My Week In Pictures – Have Yourselves a Merry Little Christmas
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
Last week’s Friday self knew how this week’s Monday self was going to be. Last week’s Friday self knew my Monday self was going to be a tad emotional when she got to work after having put her son on a plane bound for the big wide world and a new life. So my Friday … More My Week In Pictures – Being OK
I won’t lie. This week I have mostly been crying. I cried at Mama Mia 2 (no spoilers but if you’ve seen it you’ll know which bit) I cried on the way to work, I cried at home, I cried at 2am, and this morning I cried in church with non-waterproof mascara leaving me looking … More My Week In Pictures – Holding Back The (T)Years.
The honeymoon is over. I am now in a complicated relationship with the new chiminea. Last week I described it as my new best friend as I spent many evenings in front of it reading a book and enjoying being in the great outdoors enough to be outside but near to my own toilet, bed, and fridge. … More My Week In Pictures – Pushing Through
It’s not often I wake up feeling like someone has taken a blow torch to my legs, but following my monumental (for me) hill climb last weekend that’s exactly how I felt on Monday morning. What had seemed like a good idea at the time had ended up being several hours of humiliation at my snail-like speed … More My Week In Pictures – In The Bleak Midsummer
‘How many more shops do we have to go into?’ Ah, this isn’t going to end well is it? I thought to myself. Orkney Beef and I had come on a little trip ‘South’ this weekend and Orkney Bef wasn’t enjoying the gift shop experience. I say South because it’s was 8 miles south of … More My Week In Pictures – Beaches and Boats
I absolutely love being by the sea. Ever since I was a child and we had our annual holidays to the ‘seaside’ I have always been mesmerized by the sound of the waves, the vastness of the ocean and the secrets that it holds. Moving to Orkney I thought I would spend my entire life … More My New Thing
When Orkney Beef makes spontaneous romantic gestures it instantly makes me suspicious. Is he having an affair? but no. Then I remember how he always maintains one nagging woman is plenty so must be he’s not.
If anyone is thinking of moving to Orkney for a quiet life take note, it doesn’t work. I left a very hectic life in Cambridge and traded it all in for a really hectic life in Orkney. I’m sometimes so busy I wonder if I really will meet myself coming back the other way one … More My Week In Pictures – Life in the fast lane