A weekend tonic

The year of 2016 has not been the easiest (in particular, two bereavements) so Kathie and I decided a weekend away with our dog Roscoe would do us the world of good – and so it proved. Since we left London in 2010 we have tried to visit at least one new Orkney island eachContinue reading “A weekend tonic”

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Sorry I can’t be in London, or Belfast… but I can be in Edinburgh

Two of my favourite singer-songwriters are touring the UK now. The good news is that I can get to see one but, sadly, not the other. I have mentioned in many blogs and countless Tweets how much I love living in Orkney, a part of the world frequently described as being “remote”. But for thoseContinue reading “Sorry I can’t be in London, or Belfast… but I can be in Edinburgh”

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Misconceptions about Orkney

Many of our friends had – and probably still have – some strange ideas about what it is like here. Well, why wouldn’t you if you have never visited? So in this blog I would like to dispel a few of the misconceptions that some folk have about Orkney. First, Orkney is in the Hebrides,Continue reading “Misconceptions about Orkney”

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