And all of a sudden it was September. How did that happen? In the strangest time of my life it feels like it’s gone on forever whilst simultaneously feeling like it’s flying by. Personally, I’m in such a season of transition in all aspects of my life and I’m leaning into that and enjoying the … More My Pandemic In Pictures – Becoming a Swimsuit Model. EEK!
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
Is it the new normal yet? Or are we still in the old normal which it turns out was never really that normal at all, or was it? I can’t remember. Are we still in unprecedented times? Or are the times now precedented because they’ve been unprecedented for so long we’ve now crossed over? Either … More Living In (Un)Precedented Times
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?
After another Groundhog Week in quarantine, here’s my round-up of positives from what otherwise is a horror show. If dogs could speak (I secretly believe they can) they would tell you that their quality of life has gone through the ceiling. I read of a dog breaking his tail he wagged it so much with … More My Positives In Pictures – Embracing Change
At the end of a rollercoaster of a year, I always enjoy looking back before looking forwards. There would be no prizes for guessing what the highlight of my 2019 has been as wild swimming started as a one-off and quickly became a life-changing habit. I’ve swum in all sorts of places with an enormous … More My Year In Pictures – Riding The Waves
After banging on about turning 50 for the last year you’ll be jolly pleased to know that I will bang on no more as it’s finally happened! My banging on about wild swimming, however, will not cease, and I’m not sorry. I managed to milk every ounce out of birthday celebrations and feel thoroughly loved … More My Week In Pictures – 350 In Dog Years!
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
Swimming in the sea is now as natural to me as walking the dog. I have the occasional day off but I’m soon twitchy to go in again. Strangely, I love swimming in the dark with the pier lights or the moon as a gentle illumination. … More My Week In Pictures – Swimming In The Dark.