If the sight of an elderly man walking around the garden with his zimmer frame raising money for the NHS doesn’t warm the cockles of your heart then I’m sorry but nothing will. This week Captain Tom Moore celebrated his 100th birthday and seeing him enjoy the spitfire flypast and all the messages sent to … More My Week In Positives – Happy 100th Birthday!
We are living in unprecedented times. How do I know this? because every five seconds someone on the tv says the word ‘unprecedented’ and although I fully grasp the severity of the situation, if I hear ‘unprecedented’ one more time I’m going to cry into my Thesaurus. Quarantine is tough on everybody and we are … More My Positives In Pictures
There were about a million stairs and I sounded like Darth Vadar by the time I reached the top but the view was worth it. It turns out I can go higher than a ferris wheel when it comes to lighthouses and although I felt a bit sick when I looked down I felt secure enough not to turn it into an absolute freakshow. … More My Week In Pictures – Status NO!
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.
”Can you just hold on one second?’ *drops landline phone* Two minutes later…. ‘Sorry, while I was talking to you I saw a postal van being lifted on to a boat and had to run and take a photo of it for the blog’ So this is what life is like for you if you’re … More My Week In Pictures – Island Life, Friendship and Global #Swimrise
It’s been another incredibly busy week and someone asked me recently how I fit it all in. I know what you’re all thinking. ‘I bet she has feral kids, beans on toast every night and a trashed house’ and to be honest you’re not far wrong. I long for life to slow down and was only … More My Week In Pictures -Fitting Two Weeks Into One.
A farmer once told me that farmer’s spend their life ‘looking over hedges’ Checking to see the progress their neighbouring farms are making and who was where with the seasonal work. We don’t have many hedges in Orkney. Instead we have miles and miles of dry stone dykes (walls) and fences, and if you look … More My Week In Pictures – Season Change
I’ve been on holiday this week. Now let me tell you what being ‘on holiday’ from work looks like. It means I get to take a week off work to do all the things I don’t have time to do usually because I’m at work. Like, take the dog to the vets, take the car to … More My Week In Pictures – No Summer, Ballet and Introvert Struggles.
I went viral this week, but not in an internet way. In a sore throat, go home two hours after arriving at work and sleep for three days way. It’s amazing how the mystery virus (I’m sure the doctor said there were over 200 types) can knock you sideways and make you sleep for hours. … More My Week In Pictures – Born To Be Wild
We are nearly half way through the year in an almost impossible speeding passage of time. I know I must be getting old because I’m forever questioning where the time goes. But seriously – how did we end up in June! Weather has largely been disappointing in the last fortnight. On Tuesday a group of us huddled … More My Week In Pictures – Sunsets and Scares