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

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

View from the window

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