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
Slipping Through My Fingers The lyrics to the Abba song rang loud and clear this week as it was the long awaited graduation ceremony for my Miss Lashes. It took place in Edinburgh and we traveled down there to attend the ceremony complete with kilts, hat boxes and all the garb that goes with a … More My Week in Pictures
Late Night Light It’s the time of year in Orkney when it hardly gets dark at all and we all spend our time sitting up late, even on a school night, taking photos just to prove it. The light is magical and the peace and quiet beautiful and special when you stand outside your front … More My Week in Pictures
Miss Lashes sat her last ever Uni exam on Tuesday and I just don’t know where the time has gone. It was only yesterday I was driving all her wordly goods (she doesn’t travel light) down to Edinburgh and leaving her in her new digs crying all the way back. She starts work on Monday … More #ThrowbackThursday- Wondering Where The Time Goes
Waking Up to Snow Last week I wrote about buying my first pair of open toes in years. I even showed you a picture. This seemed to activate some pretty severe weather the following day as Monday morning we had heavy snowfall for several hours. As the day wore on I honestly wondered if I’d be … More 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
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