Some of my most faithful readers, knowing that I usually post at least once or twice a week, may be wondering why I seem to have slipped off their radar. There was I, promising Part 2 of my trip to Orkney, and then nothing….. Thankfully the explanation is a simple one – life has just taken over this past week and very enjoyable and/or productive it has been too.
Earlier last week DH and I took advantage of the gorgeously sunny weather to do some clearing outdoors. Our shed has finally succumbed to the ravages of the northern climate and will have to be replaced, so we spent the best part of two days clearing and sorting its contents and ferrying the rejects across the causeway to the conveniently and beautifully sited recycling centre on the shore of the Kyle of Tongue. It’s not often one gets the chance to pause in the process of feeding the recycling bins to gaze at a stunning view of water and mountains.
Later in the week, when the sun disappeared and the temperature plummeted again, it was the turn of my burgeoning social life. As well as church services on Friday and Sunday, I went out to an excellent piano recital in the village hall on Friday evening in aid of church funds (the minister’s cousin is a professional pianist). It was a very varied programme including the delightful “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky and we all relished the wine and cheese offered in the interval.
Saturday evening was spent at a hilarious farewell meal at a local hotel in honour of one of the founding members of the weekly Knit and Natter group I so enjoy. I haven’t laughed so much for a very long time. J Since then DH and I have been busy packing and tidying and preparing to leave this wonderful place and start the long journey back to Mid-Wales. Even the weather has turned wet in sympathy, so we shall be dodging the downpours as we ferry the last items to our groaning little van and set off home tomorrow. See you in