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Monday 19 February 2024

It's February!


Just popping in to say all is OK here.  As you can see I lost my blogging mojo over the Winter.  Time will tell whether it will return.  However I've had some kind emails and comments from folk concerned about me and Button so thought I ought to report in!

It's been a tough winter this year weather wise.  Everyone, even experienced Orkney farmers are saying the same.  Constant gales with barely a break, rain, two lots of snow (not that common Orkney), more rain. January felt as though it went on 478 days, whereas February is galloping by.

I struggle in Winter anyway, with low mood, and my lungs really don't like the wind, or damp weather.  Fortunately my wee house is warm and cosy and Button and I have just hunkered down and are awaiting Spring.

Button was unwell in October, November time and I did wonder if she would see Christmas.  However she has rallied, and is her usually demanding, bossy self again.  She is 18 years old, has lost a lot of weight, sleeps a lot, but still has a good quality of life so we take it day by day.

Anyway these are photos from a brief walk to the shore near the house this morning.  A lull in the weather - though I can hear the wind getting up in the chimney again..... ho hum....

The island of Copinsay is peeping round the corner of these cliffs at Dingieshowe.

And some scenic beach photos, among the marram grass.

The wind was catching the tops of the waves.....

Button in her "garden ornament" pose.  Taken recently - she hates the wind, rain, snow etc so spends most of her time snoozing, awaiting Spring... But she pops out on the rare calm, sunny days for some fresh air!

And the Ginger Boys stay snuggled in the barn in their straw beds.  

And look forward to breakfast....

So thanks for your concern.  As I say all ok here.  Hoping to pop back in a few days and post some snow photos!  Bring on Spring!! Please....


  1. Good to know all four of you have survived the winter. You are right about the rain, down here it has often felt as if water is falling out of the sky at least 13 days a week.

  2. Welcome back after your "hibernation", Sian. You have been missed; just as you long for spring ;-)
    The peace of the night!

  3. Like you, I've rather lost my blogging mojo this winter but I'm glad to see you back :) As you say, it's certainly been a looooong winter up here ~ January felt like it was never going to end! Perhaps we'll both get our blogging mojo back on track now that we're finally seeing a little sunshine and glimpses of blue skies!

  4. Good to see you back. Button is quite the old lady now, but I’m glad she can still enjoy bossing you around!

  5. Lovely to see you back again - can completely sympathise with Winter weary and looking forward to longer, brighter days.

  6. Hello. Great photos. Good to hear from you again.