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!
As we head into Christmas week I wish you health and happiness whatever you are doing and whoever you are with. Those of you in Orkney and at a loose end on Christmas Day are welcome to go along to a dinner held at the Stromness Baptist Church in the Town Hall. Just get in touch with me so I can pass on numbers for sprout allocation. (email@example.com)
Have a great week everyone and in the words on the back of the gin bottle…. Slánte! … More My Week in Pictures
I have been to the cinema by myself twice in my life. The first time was several years ago. I had not long been in Orkney, wanted to see the film, but hadn’t put down roots or know anyone well enough to ask them to go with me so I went alone. I enjoyed the … More Going it alone
As I type the rain is currently HAMMERING on the window and the wind is howling; the light is diminishing daily and there are many weather related struggles rearing their ugly heads. For example the recycling dilemma. Do I put the recycling out and risk getting it blown all over the place, so I have … More Surviving Winter Blues