About my scattered thinking

The Wool Gatherer is somewhat past her prime, but not yet in any danger of giving up.

In the Inter-world, she is often known as plumbum, or sometimes as ulygan.

In the Real Life, she goes by the name of Beth. Beth lives on the edge of the sea, on a peedie island in Orkney – where she spends her time indulging in her favourite pursuits:

  • taking photographs and post-processing them to death – see Runestone
  • blogging and building web sites
  • cooking and baking
  • knitting, spinning and weaving, with a bit of dyeing and felting on the side – see Sanday Spinners
  • reading
  • snail mail

She would like to believe that she can find time in which to learn to write fiction and poetry, to draw, and to paint – but is beginning to acknowledge that one lifespan is not enough.

In addition to a large stash of yarn, fleece and fibre, Beth shares her space with a  husband (the lovely Mr L) 2 collie dogs, 2 Bengal cats and several chickens.

Contact Beth if you would like to correspond with  paper and pen.



  1. Malcolm
    April 29, 2014

    Hi Beth,

    I thought you be interested in this. I was up in the Galloway Forest Park for a few days family break over Easter.
    Of course we had to stop of the Glen of Bar to take a look, and on a whim I thought I’d check the tree.
    The box is still there, – but I got no reply from the aliens this time. ;o)

    all the best – Malcolm

  2. March 13, 2015

    Visiting your site through the Changing seasons photo challenge…wonderful photographs 🙂

  3. March 16, 2015

    Another one popping via the Changing Seasons link. I shall have a wander around your site 🙂
    Jude xx

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