It's finally happened. The sun came out, the sky turned blue and the roads and paths have stayed dry for almost the entire day. I can practically feel my body synthesising it's own vitamin D. At last. Too good an opportunity to miss (and I'm lucky enough to not work Mondays) we loaded up and … Continue reading Sunshine on Deerness!
Today we headed west, well, not that far west but to the west of the Orkney Mainland. The forecast showed a break in the wind and rain so we decided to take the dogs and head somewhere different. An initial venture to go up Hammars Hill was thwarted by 3 loose sheep on the track … Continue reading Heading West
It seems to be day 325 of high winds and excessive rain in Orkney. The field beside our house has never been more saturated. I saw the farmer, in an effort to increase drainage from the swamp, digging out the ditches around the periphery in a digger with tracks.... TRACKS! Because a digger with normal … Continue reading How to Find Hygge When It’s Dreich
I'm sitting here with a fuzzy head and a full heart. The sun is only just peeking over the top of the hill, casting a winter gold glow across everything I can see. There is a gentle rain falling straight down, I can see small birds flitting about in the trees, framed by wintery clouds … Continue reading Little Moments Like These.
It's December and therefore it's cold in Orkney. At the moment, it's not even just the cold it's the howling gale outside that at one point scared the dogs and caused the terrier to take refuge next to me on the couch. This weather is some of my very favourite. I have other favourites too … Continue reading Baby It’s Cold (Windy) Outside
It's a manic time of year. Loose ends MUST be tied up for Christmas. Gifts must be thought about/made/purchased. Work must be seen through and completed. For me, clients must be booked in, seen and treated and treatment plans formulated. No doubt there will be last minute phone calls next week from those desperate for … Continue reading Slowing Down and Bringing Calm.
Question: How can you make the most of howling gales and pitch black nights which start at 4pm? Answer: Hygge.