I am finally feel like once again I am living up to the meaning of my name. Friends call me Thor for short. Thora is the female version of Thor; the god of thunder & war. He protected people of the land. Thora is the name of St Magnus’ mother. This magnificent cathedral in Kirkwall,… Continue reading Thor – the god of thunder & war. He protected people of the land.
Tag: Orkney Islands
More Than Fibro Charity plea for local volunteers
A Scottish fibromyalgia charity based in Coatbridge is looking to expand its reach. Already running support groups in Coatbridge, Galston, Glasgow, Falkirk and Irvine. Upon my diagnosis, I was disappointed to learn there were no Fibromyalgia support groups in Orkney. With NHS Orkney’s only treatment provision for Fibromyalgia being medication at the time, it concerned… Continue reading More Than Fibro Charity plea for local volunteers
“Let us make hay while the sun shines.”
“Let us make hay while the sun shines.” — Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra The weekend I just had was far from typical. I managed to have a “real” weekend, you know, like “normal” people do. My health has improved dramatically over the past few weeks. Why? I don’t know. For how long? I don’t know.… Continue reading “Let us make hay while the sun shines.”
View from Wideford Hill, Orkney
Wideford Hill is one of the highest points on Orkney Mainland, providing great views of Kirkwall and much of the surrounding countryside. Unusually, the top is directly accessible by a steep, narrow road, owing to the masts that scar the summit area. Touching the trig point hardly requires getting out of the car, but visiting… Continue reading View from Wideford Hill, Orkney