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Life on a Small Island
Welcome to my blog which is about life on Graemsay (population approx 23)..
And another precious sunny day before the storms.  It was even quite mild, and again the hens enjoyed being out and about rather than ..read more
And the day before Storm Ciara was a beautiful day with a chance for Button and I to get to the beach. Button is glad to be out and about ..read more
In Orkney we had Storm Ciara and now Storm Dennis. We tend to be amused when storms have names as they tend to be for when Mainland UK is ..read more
This stretch of water, Burra Sound, between Graemsay and Hoy can be quite treacherous due to tides and current. There are also a number ..read more
And keeping it real... some days are dreich (dreary, bleak) and visibility is poor....... The Orkney Mainland has disappeared!  The ..read more
Rough water out in the sound... Safe harbour in Stromness.... Hen house taking a bit of a battering from the wind too.  Hens safely ..read more
Grey, but calm seas. I'll take that!  Someone having a bonfire in Stromness? Button likes to "take the air" too when the wind drops ..read more
Life on a Small Island by Sian - 3w ago
The last week or so has seen better weather, less of the high winds.  Though it's all relative - many days it has still be 40mph.  But ..read more
The last few weeks can best be described as "windy".  A couple of gales, with winds up to 63mph (fairly normal for Orkney at this time ..read more
I tend to stay indoors as much as possible on windy days as I don't HAVE to go out.  The seas around Graemsay can be rough but never ..read more

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