Orkney Islands

Red

Red Homespun stockings itch. With the least feeling of warmth they rub my legs like a bear’s skin. Although I have not met or touched a real bear, I know they exist: white in the arctic where the whales swim, and brown in the forests where the trees prick the sky. I have homespun stockings. […]

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Discovering your creative self – enrolment information

This is an in-depth 12-14 session course that engages with understanding and developing inner creative processes. It seeks to build and re-build a sense of creative possibility and change. Each session includes creative exercises and discussions that move individuals towards more creative living. The course explores ‘The Artist’s Way’ by Julia Cameron as a guide […]

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Salt on My Skin – Sarah Norquoy

Salt on My Skin Sarah Kennedy Norquoy Salt on My Skin chronicles Sarah Norquoy’s blossoming love of sea swimming. She invites the reader into her life with humour and enthusiasm, and rewards them with insight into a journey of personal change. Her prose flows rapidly with the warmth of good conversation with a friend. This […]

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Farewell Living Orkney

I picked up the last issue of Living Orkney on Thursday. Inside its cover were many familiar things. Some items do become familiar to the point of becoming invisible, like wellington boots marooned by the back door all summer until October when they are picked up again, like the smart woollen coat worn when it’s […]

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There Were Six

There Were Six, Poem, Gabrielle Barnby. January 2020.

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