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.
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.”
John Rae, Orkney’s Arctic Explorer
35th Anniversary of the revival of The Riding of The Marches
In Kirkwall today “The Riding of the Marches” will take place. This Sunday afternoon will see the return of Riding of the Marches to Kirkwall. At 2pm, a group of enthusiastic horse riders will assemble at Broad Street. They will be led on their ride through the town by standard bearer Bill Spence. The event… Continue reading 35th Anniversary of the revival of The Riding of The Marches