Up Helly Aa

Back in 1983, my husband was offered a new job. He’d been in the Merchant Navy – but we wanted to come ashore, so he applied for a job with HM Coastguard. He was successful, and his first posting was to Lerwick. We had no real idea where Lerwick was. I think I vaguely thought…

The Nights are Getting Lighter

I made breakfast in daylight for the first time in ages the other day. And yesterday I started work at 7am – which still involved driving there in the dark, but not for much longer! There are flowers on the clematis – spring is springing. There’s hope on the horizon. We’ve turned the corner. Once…

The New Girl

I started a new job on Tuesday. It’s my 25th job – always the new girl. I’ve moved around a lot, and sometimes I’ve held down more than one job at a time. But still – 25. Over the 44 years that I’ve been working for money, that averages out at 1 year 9 months…