Lighthouse Love I love lighthouses, I love beautiful sun rises and I love my friend Sian’s cat for waking her up at 5am this morning to take this photo so that I didn’t have to. 😀 Sian lives on the small island of Graemsay which is about a 20 minute boat ride from Stromness. She also … More My Week in Pictures
Dear Orkney There appears to be a dreadful misunderstanding. I refer to my earlier letter to you written on March 7th 2016. See here. In my previous letter I thanked you for the end of winter, being able to peg out washing, do some gardening and not needing to resort to chocolate. I sang your praises … More Dear Orkney (part 2)
Orkney is currently going through a teenage phase, at least weather speaking anyway. We are having to deal with daily mood swings at the moment and the occasional slam of the bedroom door. The title is an old proverb basically meaning ‘don’t take your coat off until end of May’ Yesterday we woke up to snow. Not … More Ne’er Cast a Clout ‘Till May be Out
There’s nothing like a Spring morning to show off nature’s art work. After crawling to the end of Winter on my hands and knees I now awaken to Spring mornings with such happiness I could almost break into a run. I say almost because I tried running for a while; I enjoyed it but thanks to a … More Spring has Sprung
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.
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
In the battle of winter v spring, spring is currently in the lead by producing two sunny days in a row. Although there was a white frost this morning on the ground the sun was shining and there was hazy mist which reminded me of early summer days. While I’m probably perceived by many of … More Spring 2 winter 0
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
Stop stressing that I just started a sentence with ‘and’, it’s fine, I don’t care because at last, I have snowdrops. This tiny little white flower means a lot to me because I can finally believe that the long winter is over and we can start thinking about spring. I have a few patches … More And suddenly there were snowdrops.
Winter drags on, occasionally misleading us that it’s over by producing a beautiful sunny morning or even day, but quickly returns to biting winds and sleety showers. Today’s photo was taken from my bedroom window late last summer; I remember including the frame just to prove it really was from my window. It’s good to … More View from the window