News from the north, today, centred around Our Lass's house hunting exploits across East and West Mainland.
She had set off this morning with a list of properties to view, on a route taking in Evie, to the north, and St Mary's, to the south.
The text message I received detailing progress wasn't full of the usual estate agent speak. Far from it.
I was expecting the report to be a little different (as many things in Orkney are, it's part of the charm), but I wasn't prepared for...
"I seen 5 long-tailed duck and 100 purple sandpiper."
That's my girl!