This one is dedicated to my late cousin Steph who was unlawfully killed in France earlier this year, so if you would like to donate a little something in her memory then I’m raising money for Women’s Aid Orkney, who support women, children and young people who have survived domestic abuse both now and historically. … More I’ve Swum The English Channel!
We had a power cut the other evening and as a result I discovered two things.
Nothing makes a teenager emerge from his bedroom quicker than the sudden death of the wifi.
With no TV, or aforementioned Wifi we have to talk to each other, and my husband chose to go to bed at 8.30pm so I guess I must be really boring. … More My Week in Pictures
I came home and raised a glass to a lovely cousin gone too soon, and to myself for securing a new beginning. And of course, in honour of Steph, I made sure the bubbly orange. I knew she would approve, and quite frankly it would be rude not to 😉 … More My Week In Pictures
This is my lovely cousin Steph. Two weeks ago Steph died in the most horrific of circumstances and we are all devastated. Due to the great shock and sadness of her going, and the unfortunate media interest, I decided not to write for a while. I didn’t want to be quoted, or misquoted, and I … More Saying Goodbye to Steph
One of my favourite photos from my wedding day is the one pictured below. I’m not sure who took it but, it was as we were signing the register (and the ball and chain was firmly secured around Orkney Beef’s ankle) my new mother in law was wheeled over for the photographs. She had been … More Saying Goodbye
Who knew such powerful words could come from such a comedian? I stumble upon this clip from time to time and today I thought of it again when I woke up to the news of a Trump victory. I don’t need to add my two penneth into the debate, many have said it already and … More Charlie Chaplin says it better
I don’t remember quite when Verna came into my life, but do I remember everything about when she left, and I also have very fond memories of the time in between. I first met Verna when she and her husband started coming along to the same church as the one I was already attending. She … More Remembering Verna