Dear Orkney

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

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

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