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Der Mond

I’ve been getting text messages from the moon. A note pops up on my phone asking if the moon can track my location and I consent. A few months ago, I moved from Orkney to Berlin but the moon is following me around. It texts to...

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Green Flash

In the light of evening the low sun began to illuminate the wall of the croft with a soft amber glow. The days had gradually stretched out and out until now it was that, at nearly midnight, the sun still shone. It was a clear...

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Rain

One of the exciting things about Orkney is that it is truly oceanic. We are seventy islands in the...

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Frost

A sudden dip in temperature reminds us that, here in Orkney, we are closer to the Arctic than we...