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
The weather was so good in the early part of the week that I managed to get out and walk a few times and took loads of pics. Then I had the struggle of which ones to share so I’ve narrowed it down to a few of my favourites. Monday we took a walk up to … More My week in pictures
There are not many wooded areas in Orkney but I was able to capture this pretty little place looking so lovely on Monday, especially as the bluebells were out. It’s called The Willows and has an adorable little stream running through (which Orcadians would call a burn) On such a sunny day the whole thing … More My week in pictures
‘Go on, say something funny’ That was said to me by a blog reader today when they bumped into me, and reminds me again how we love for people to make us laugh. One of the women that has been able to do that over and over again for me is Victoria Wood. She was the comedienne of my … More Victoria Wood remembered.