Here we are at the start of another month, bringing with it the chance to write another Six Degrees post. This is a monthly book meme hosted by Kate over at Booksaremyfavouriteandbest. I don't seem to be able to concentrate much on proper reading at the moment. So thinking about books is a good substitute … Continue reading Six Degrees of Separation: from Wolfe Island to The Passion
When I was typing my first Orkney post a few days ago, the weather was unexpectedly Mediterranean-like: calm, warm and beautifully sunny. Since then, the weather has remained beautiful (if you like rugged and spectacular weather, which we do!), and in some cases sunny. But the word ‘calm’ definitely has to be dropped. We find … Continue reading Natural Magic on the Orkney Islands: Part Two
Edinburgh styles itself 'the festival city'. We have all kinds of festivals, about all kinds of subjects, all year round. But it is in the summer where the party really gets started. Over the course of a few weeks, we have the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Edinburgh Art Festival and the … Continue reading My 2019 Festival Diary Vol 1
Early April, but you wouldn't know it from the temperatures and weather we are having here in Edinburgh. It's more like early January on both counts. Nature is unpredictable. She keeps us on our toes. This is our view on a sunny day: This is how it looked this morning (it's snowing now as I type!). … Continue reading The gulls are back….