Dogger, Cromarty 4 … improving!

Dogger, Cromarty 4 … improving!

I haven’t a clue what that actually means, but if the last customer of Saturday has finished in time and I get to the car, I tune into the shipping forecast on radio 4 at just before 6pm. It’s …. Its, well it’s strangely comforting as I’m sure it is for sea fearing...
Twas the night before lockdown…

Twas the night before lockdown…

And all through the house…   Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.   Well it strangely felt like Christmas Eve to me, but without the excitement and boot full of presents.   I called into William & Victorias after work, for a well earned pint of...
The Winds Of Change

The Winds Of Change

I’m sure that’s a song title or a lyric from a song… I’m reminded of it as slowly ‘the winds change’ to my favourite time of year. There has been a distinct chill some mornings and I’ve even enjoyed the odd log fire on an evening… in August! That said, I’m...
A Summer to Remember and a Myriad of Measures

A Summer to Remember and a Myriad of Measures

It’s late July and after 3 1/2 months of being locked down, we reopened our shop on the 15th June. A very busy first week followed by what can only be described as ticking over to date. Last Friday, the wearing of face masks became obligatory when visiting a shop,...