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 hate to be a cliche but Spring has finally sprung. I can’t say we reached the dizzy heights of basking in the bank holiday sunshine like the rest of the UK but it has been quite nice today. That’s as far as it goes really but any sunshine is welcome. Stromness really lends itself to sunshine … More My Week In Pictures – Sea, Shells and Spring
At the end of another week and the end of another February I looked back over ‘my second a day’ where I capture a moment of each day. This is my 50th February on the planet and can honestly say it’s been my happiest February in my recollection, possibly ever. It’s no secret I normally … More My Week In Pictures – The Best February Ever
It’s not the winter itself that breaks me. I can almost cope with the perpetual wind, rain and darkness. What breaks me is the mud, that by now has been churned up everywhere. After several months of wintery weather, the moving of vehicles in various states of repair around our house, and just not having a chance … More My Week In Pictures – If You Can’t Beat It, You Might As Well Join It.
Blue Monday was far from blue going by the beautiful sunrise which greeted me on my way to work. I had decided to take my own advice and have an early night, with clean sheets on the bed and extend the slumber so I missed my early morning exercise class and swim. My laziness was rewarded … More My Week In Pictures – It’s Official. Orkney Is The Best Place To Live
Last week I mentioned I was aiming to do a polar dip – swimming in the Orkney seas as one of my 49 challenges to do before I’m 50. I am delighted to tell you I did it not once, but TWICE and now I’m completely hooked. It all started a couple of weeks ago when … More My Week In Pictures -Swimming In The Atlantic Ocean. Oh My!
It’s officially winter opening hours as of today because all engaged in the funny ritual of setting clocks back an hour. I’ve written many times about how my body clock is thrown completely by the clocks going backwards and forwards like this. I try hard these days to embrace some of the lovely things about … More My Week In Pictures – Winter Is Open