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

Life and light

‘The hens made a bid for freedom , there’s one on the field and two on the west wall down by the new shed’ This was the text I received from Orkney Beef earlier today.  How I wish I could’ve been there to witness the comical scenes of him running around a field trying to … More Life and light

There’s no such thing as bad weather, just unsuitable clothing.

In Orkney you can often get four seasons in a day. The cold snap continues and the day started with a smattering of snow, enough to create pretty looking scenery while the chickens huddled together and continued their egg laying strike while looking at me with their ‘clean up our house and give us food in … More There’s no such thing as bad weather, just unsuitable clothing.

Keeping Upright

There are gains and losses to living in such an exposed area.  The gains are the breathtaking panoramic views which I never tire of. I can see down to the Bay of Skaill (pictured)from my sitting room window and the waves can be pretty spectacular.   The losses has to be it’s not very sheltered … More Keeping Upright