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
‘Can you take the photo standing on a step ladder for a good angle? Use a good filter and hide all my chins?’ ‘I tend to assume that for everybody, but you’d be amazed at what good lighting and a good camera can produce’ Yeah Dave but there are limits to what a fancy camera and pop … More I’m ready for my close up.
‘There are two ducks sitting outside the hen house this morning’ It’s April 1st and I was determined not to be fooled by him today. So when he woke me up with that news I was ready for him. ‘Yeah right, didn’t the ostrich eat them?’ ‘were they next to the swan?’ ‘photos or it didn’t happen?’ … More April Fool
I missed the Northern Lights last night but my son (renamed Tech Support with his approval) was out and about and got some pics of them. Today the sun shone and showed me how dirty the windows are and how dusty the house is but they are just going to have to stay that way for … More Northern Lights
If I had one super power it would be to time travel. I would love to go back 100 years or so to see Orkney operating at that time. One of the big fascinations for me ever since I moved here was the number of old stone houses and ruins there are dotted around. It’s … More The time travelling wife.
Dear Orkney I’m sorry for all the mean stuff I said about you when I was fed up of it being a permanent state of Winter, full of hateful wind, rain, ice and snow. Today you totally got your act together and sent me a beautiful and gloriously sunny spring day so I could indulge … More Dear Orkney
I have just driven home witnessing the most spectacular display of Northern Lights. The entire sky was lit up in glorious pinks and greens and it’s the perfect weather for such a display (though regrettably not ideal for driving) It feels like the coldest it’s been all winter. The poor hen’s water is frozen but … More Mothers and Friends
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
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.
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