My favourite way to activate the week is and early Monday morning swim in the sea at one of my favourite spots. This week was no different and I made my usual jaunt down to Stromness to join my friend Anna in the water. Chatting, avoiding jellyfish and catching the awesome morning light is a … More My Week In Pictures – Keep On Dancing
The sun sets on another week and it’s been an extra special one for our little blended family as we welcomed the safe arrival of another beautiful little grandchild. Our hearts are full and a wee tear shed when her middle name was named after Orkney Beef’s sister who died tragically many years ago. Welcome … More My Positives In Pictures – New Life
Dear lovely readers and subscribers I am delighted and somewhat emotional to be able to tell you that my book Salt On My Skin is now available to purchase from Amazon from the links at the bottom of the page. This book is the fulfillment of a lifelong desire to publish and I hope it’s … More MY BOOK IS OUT!
Sometimes it can be difficult to write sensitively when there is so much global difficulty going on. I really don’t know what the answer is. In my corner of the internet I’ve always written about the minutiae of my day, shared stories of my life in Orkney and the ups and downs of life. Due … More My Week in Pictures – Treasure Hunting
Can someone tell me how you stay positive in a pandemic when Orkney throws you this massive curveball in May?
‘Where do we keep the baking beans?’ is not what I expected to be woken up to from a Sunday nap, but that’s my new reality. Orkney Beef has taken to baking to keep himself amused and bankrupt us. It starts with me ordering all the ingredients in the entire world and leaving him to … More My Positives In Pictures – Keep Smiling Through
If the sight of an elderly man walking around the garden with his zimmer frame raising money for the NHS doesn’t warm the cockles of your heart then I’m sorry but nothing will. This week Captain Tom Moore celebrated his 100th birthday and seeing him enjoy the spitfire flypast and all the messages sent to … More My Week In Positives – Happy 100th Birthday!
‘Ah, you’re wearing a tiara’ Said The Mothership approvingly as I went to collect her for an evening out. Well no, it’s just a blingy headband, but I like her style and from now on I’ll call it my tiara and wear it like a boss every time, because ‘you can never be overdressed or overeducated’ (Oscar Wild) … More My Week In Pictures – Lego and Tiaras
I’ve been in Orkney for over 11 years and this week I believe I witnessed the best sunrise ever. It took me ages to reach my swimming destination because I was continually pulling the car over to stop and take another photo which I’m about to spam you with. See for yourself, you can thank … More My Week In Pictures – Sunrise and Sparkle
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