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
Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day although I firmly believe it should be this every day. I love kindness; don’t we all? and I was reminded of a random act of kindness shown to me a couple of summers ago. Well, another one to be fair as I’ve been shown many acts of kindness … More Random Acts of Kindness
I decided to bake a cake today which was more complicated than the chuck it all in approach that I usually favour. It involved chopping up and cooking fruit, blending it, separating several eggs, whisking in separate bowls, folding it all in, baking in the oven blah, blah, blah. Anyway after going to all that … More Keep going, never give up
Finally the hyacinths and tulips are out. I think we’re a bit later up here or maybe I’m later than others around Orkney because I’m in quite an exposed area. Either way it warms my heart to see them and the scent from a hyacinth is like no other.The weather has been a little changeable … More My week in 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
I’ve been missing out. Recently I missed out when on J.K. Rowling when she came to visit Orkney Library (see here ); Dawn French playing the part of me in the film about me when my blog becomes a book and my book becomes a film. I asked her on Twitter, twice, and she didn’t reply. (Wise woman) and … More Success comes to those who will and dare
‘Follow your dreams my wife’ ‘Cool, I dreamt I ate a whole cheesecake. Off to follow that dream’ Orkney Beef doesn’t really go in for all that inspirational one liners guff so it was pretty funny to get that text from him this morning and I couldn’t resist the reply. Apologies for the typo and poor … More What’s on your bucket list?