About us

We are a hard working, family of eight. Swimming in the sea when we aren't busy on our small holding. Daddy dragon has to work away a lot, so this blog is to let him keep up with our adventures at home.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

A beautiful start to the day

As the sun comes up here in Orkney, the sky is often painted in these beautiful hues.

As autumn dabbles in and out, the mist returns, our wooly winter duvet, and gently softens the world.

Wishing you a gentle start to your week.


Today, with the sun shining down on the water, it was easy to imagine heaven on earth.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

GBBO Chocolate week

The shortest judge tests the cake's appearance.

She tastes it.

Tests it for it's beautifying and hair styling qualities....

And it's a winner!

Photos from around here

Aurelia and Sammy.

'Gingernut buiscuit?'

A few of the birdies.

Climbing trees, waiting for appointments.

Picking daisies in the grass.

Crab and urchin hunting.

On a lovely,

sunny day.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Cherry turnovers

I recall fondly, these pilsbury turnovers from the 90s.

But they don't sell such products here, and when the hatchlings were pleading for a puff pastry recipe to eat along side the patisserie week of the GBBO, they seemed an easy accompaniment.

While not from kit, they came out just like the pilsbury ones.

Some sort of strange but pleasant blast from the past.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

On the first day of autumn

We began with the start of our autumn tree.

We went through the bag of leaves collected from the town park,

to make leaf prints.

Then a little cutting,

a lot (5 sticks worth) of glueing,

to make a family of owls

to perch in our tree.

Now the hatchlings, with new glue sticks to hand, have started on hedgehogs, to scurry along the ground.

Happy Autumn

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Autumn soft dough

The idea was to make autumn leaves.

Scented in cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

We thought they would make nice ornaments to fill clothes drawers with nice smells.

The practice has been quite a bit different.

2 Sonic the hedgehogs, 4 snails, and an entire flock of angry birds.

Nonetheless, it sure smells good in here.