My Week in Pictures

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

Needing Tech Support

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

Christmas greetings

It’s Christmas Eve, my favourite time of the season. We’ve sung carols and are about to fall out over Cluedo. Wherever you are and however you spend your day, may you have hope in your heart on Christmas morning. Thank you to everyone for supporting the blog, it’s been great fun watching it grow. Norq … More Christmas greetings

A Nativity Story

whilst all other girls were angels and one even made the dizzy heights of Mary, Miss Lashes and another little girl were made to be shepherds and wear painted on beards and tea towels over the head. (pictured below) Blonde haired little girls floated around in white sheets with tinsel coat hanger halos, but Miss Lashes could only look on with a broken heart. … More A Nativity Story

Empty Nest Syndrome

Four years ago to the day we returned from having driven Miss Lashes to her new abode. She had left home and was postponing her gap year to go and volunteer with Soul Survivor church in Watford, with something called Soul 61. As much as I love Orkney, driving from here to London was an epic undertaking. … More Empty Nest Syndrome