‘We’ll remember this holiday forever won’t we?’ said Orkney Beef. Yes, we will.
I’ve been talking to a woman online recently. She had posted a photo of her son who was a similar age to mine, but when I went on to read the caption I realised he had died several years before. I’ve known lots of people over the years who have lost their children. I cried … More Wrapped Up Inside Love
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