Living the dream.

Q. Why did the chicken cross the road? A. Because seemingly there was a square inch of garden on the other side that they hadn’t pooped on yet. Yes readers I’m now living the n̶i̶g̶h̶t̶m̶a̶r̶e̶  dream and am a fully fledged  keeper of three much longed for chickens. Following one or two false starts where … More Living the dream.

Cracking jokes

Orkney Beef is in big trouble, so is his side kick Dixie Chuck. They share a mutual interest in country music, dogs and winding me up. I get a lot of stick from them both on Facebook but today they took it to a new level. I returned home from work and as usual went … More Cracking jokes

Getting off the rock

I’m going away to visit my daughter Miss Lashes following last weeks nut allergy drama. She ended up staying in hospital two nights following a few rebound anaphylaxis episodes and the ‘I’ll be fine don’t worry about coming down’ high has worn off along with the adrenalin and steroids so I’m using my annual leave to go … More Getting off the rock

You are not alone, you have yourself.

The weather continues to be beyond hideous. Just the journey from the house to the tumble dryer in the garage whilst carrying the washing was an extreme sport. I nearly lost several items of laundry to other islands. Maybe that’s where all the odd socks in our house really go to, they get carried off by the wind as I journey back and forth to the washing line or tumble dryer … More You are not alone, you have yourself.

Living the dream

Growing up in the Midlands I spent my life wishing I could live by the sea. I only ever saw the ocean on our summer holidays where we spent several hours driving to the coast, three of us packed into the back of our car like sardines with mum reading the AA directions off a … More Living the dream

May contain nuts

I’ve always maintained Orkney is a fabulous place to live, but with many things, our greatest strength can also be our greatest weakness. Part of the charm of Orkney is the fact that it’s an island and completely cut off from the mainland of the UK. However when life throws you a curve ball and … More May contain nuts

There’s no such thing as bad weather, just unsuitable clothing.

In Orkney you can often get four seasons in a day. The cold snap continues and the day started with a smattering of snow, enough to create pretty looking scenery while the chickens huddled together and continued their egg laying strike while looking at me with their ‘clean up our house and give us food in … More There’s no such thing as bad weather, just unsuitable clothing.

The age old question

‘what’s for tea?’ ‘Spaghetti  Bolognese’ Not chicken korma?’ ‘no’ *silence*   Firstly let me apologize to Facebook friends for my second rant on this subject in as many weeks.  Secondly if I was making chicken korma then the answer to the initial FAQ would’ve surely been chicken korma right? (duh!) and  thirdly spaghetti bolognese is a heck … More The age old question