My Week in Pictures

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

My Week in Pictures

We had a power cut the other evening and as a result I discovered two things.

Nothing makes a teenager emerge from his bedroom quicker than the sudden death of the wifi.
With no TV, or aforementioned Wifi we have to talk to each other, and my husband chose to go to bed at 8.30pm so I guess I must be really boring.  … More My Week in Pictures

Be Back Soon! 

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! 

2000 Acres of Sky

I’ve had a last minute topic change for the blog tonight.  I was planning on writing on how I can’t understand my own husband most of the time due to his strong accent and also about my love of the Orcadian language.  However I wanted to share with you some photos of the stunning clouds … More 2000 Acres of Sky

Northern Lights

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

Mothers and Friends

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

Fear of flying

Something Tech Support Son suggested recently about what people enjoy about the blog is that they can probably identify with aspects of what I’m saying. Maybe yesterdays blog was big hit was because I touched on a fear of flying. I went on my first flight when I was a teenager and have flown several times since, to America or … More Fear of flying