This photo of me was taken exactly 30 years ago this week. I know this because it was taken on my 18th birthday while at a works Christmas party. 30 + 18 = 48 and that is the age I turned this week. I don’t tend to get too hung up about age but every … More 18 Year Old Me
And of course the party goers reached the stage where they all prop each other up, sing with arms swaying and love every body. … More My Week in Pictures
It’s exciting times for Orkney as it’s in the middle of hosting its third book festival weekend. A perfect time to talk to local author of The Oystercatcher Girl by Gabrielle Barnby. ”In the medieval splendour of St Magnus Cathedral, three women gather to mourn the untimely passing of Robbie: Robbie’s widow, Tessa; Tessa’s old … More The Oystercatcher Girl by Gabrielle Barnby
I want to write stuff about my old lady status being activated by the purchase of varifocal glasses, how getting used to them makes me resemble a nodding dog. … More I’ve Been Thinking…..
Holidays and Happiness I did one day’s work this week before taking a few days off. 9 days ‘holiday’ stretched out in front of me and it felt like an eternity. Now it’s down to 3 and they will disappear quicker than I can unwrap and pack away a Flake down my neck without the dog … More My Week in Pictures
Hi Voices This week I was curator for the Hi Voices Twitter account. This is an account run by a different person from the highlands and islands each week and this past week was my turn. It was a bit daunting at first but I really enjoyed it and soon got into my stride. I … More My Week in Pictures
On 28th January 2016 I decided to start a blog called Norq from Ork. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to write about, I just knew I wanted to write, and committing to a blog would discipline me to write on a regular basis. I figured people would soon vote with their feet – so … More It’s My (blog) Birthday!