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!
From time to time Orkney dwellers like to ‘get off the rock’ as I hear folk say, and join the rest of the world ‘Sooth’ for a weekend of shopping and entertainment. I had such a weekend with colleagues from work as we went to Aberdeen to see the stage production of Grease and generally … More My Week in Pictures
If you look up Drama Queen in the dictionary you’ll find my name there. But only under the subsection of ‘person most likely to make a fuss if there’s any chance she might be sick on a boat’ I’ve mentioned before that I have quite a severe sickness phobia. It’s called ‘Emetophobia’ meaning fear of … More Confessions of a Sea Sick Drama Queen (and a long suffering husband)
Norq from Ork and Orkney Beef are on holiday so no week in pictures this week. However here’s a couple to keep you going until our return. Here’s the view from our hotel balcony taken on our first night as we enjoyed a Prosecco which was a surprise phoned in by Miss Lashes and NotPhil. … More Be Back Soon!
Orkney is steeped in talent from musicians to jewellery makers, authors and artists. I’ve known Claire for several years now, and have seen her artwork grow and develop. I own some of it and love her style. She now has a growing business and her amazing work can be seen for sale in many places … More Local Artist Claire Kirkpatrick
‘Why are you saying thank you? I just stuck a camera up your bum’ I guess gratitude takes many forms and I was just relieved it was all over and relieved it was all clear. So thank you seemed a perfectly appropriate thing to say. So often in life, the fear of something is way … More My Colonoscopy Story Part Two (and fear not, it’s not graphic)
Tuesday I have a colonoscopy and I’ve been asked to write a blog about my experience. Part 1 is here. #blog #blogger #kickcancer … More Birthdays, Bottoms and Being Brave
Of course, I have to start with all things weather related as we’ve had such extremes this week. Earlier on in the week we had really stormy weather with thunder and lightning which managed to knock out the phones and broadband in many homes and businesses. Fields nearby are flooded and will stay that way … More My Week in Pictures
Sorry for the delay in My Week in Pictures this week, it’s usually my Sunday night regular but we were away in Edinburgh and on Sunday evening I was on a boat back home. Added to that I’ve been persuaded to try something a bit different this week and done a vlog (video blog) It’s a … More My Week in (moving) Pictures
Moments like the one I had today don’t happen very often. It was a dream come true moment, a long waited for moment, a never say never moment, a never give up moment, a never too late to start moment, and an I hope I get a lot more moments like this moment moment. It was … More It’s never too late to start