Nothing smacks of Monday morning like being woken to the sound of your husband barfing up in the bathroom. Poor Orkney Beef had woken with a sick bug and he didn’t do it quietly. Aren’t I the lucky one? In all honesty, I’ve mentioned before that I have a very debilitating sickness phobia called Emetophobia. … More My Week In Pictures – Surviving, Smiling, Capturing Joy
”Can you just hold on one second?’ *drops landline phone* Two minutes later…. ‘Sorry, while I was talking to you I saw a postal van being lifted on to a boat and had to run and take a photo of it for the blog’ So this is what life is like for you if you’re … More My Week In Pictures – Island Life, Friendship and Global #Swimrise
It’s been another incredibly busy week and someone asked me recently how I fit it all in. I know what you’re all thinking. ‘I bet she has feral kids, beans on toast every night and a trashed house’ and to be honest you’re not far wrong. I long for life to slow down and was only … More My Week In Pictures -Fitting Two Weeks Into One.
Two things herald the arrival of Autumn. Hay bales in the field and the new season of Strictly. Neither disappointed this week. If I could bottle the mood of Friday 20th September I would, and I’d sell it and make a fortune. That tiny pocket of time where the weather is right for harvest, and … More My Week In Pictures – September Mood and Waving Starfish
A farmer once told me that farmer’s spend their life ‘looking over hedges’ Checking to see the progress their neighbouring farms are making and who was where with the seasonal work. We don’t have many hedges in Orkney. Instead we have miles and miles of dry stone dykes (walls) and fences, and if you look … More My Week In Pictures – Season Change
I’ve been on holiday this week. Now let me tell you what being ‘on holiday’ from work looks like. It means I get to take a week off work to do all the things I don’t have time to do usually because I’m at work. Like, take the dog to the vets, take the car to … More My Week In Pictures – No Summer, Ballet and Introvert Struggles.
I went viral this week, but not in an internet way. In a sore throat, go home two hours after arriving at work and sleep for three days way. It’s amazing how the mystery virus (I’m sure the doctor said there were over 200 types) can knock you sideways and make you sleep for hours. … More My Week In Pictures – Born To Be Wild
We are nearly half way through the year in an almost impossible speeding passage of time. I know I must be getting old because I’m forever questioning where the time goes. But seriously – how did we end up in June! Weather has largely been disappointing in the last fortnight. On Tuesday a group of us huddled … More My Week In Pictures – Sunsets and Scares
I’m afraid I’ve killed the weather. It all started last week when I waxed lyrical about what amazing weather we’d been having in Orkney and I woke up the next day to fog so thick you could barely see the hand in front of your face! It’s been pretty dire all week. There’s still need to emerge … More My Week In Pictures – Getting Your Brave On
After some pretty serious indecisiveness, Orkney is finally playing ball and we’ve enjoyed some really gorgeous weather. Lots of getting outside and playing in the sea as well as test driving the new hot tub. I don’t really get hot tubs tbh. I’ve never been bothered with the idea of them, this was an Orkney … More My Week In Pictures – Middle-Aged Adventures and Feeling Good.