Today’s guest picture, sent to me by her mother, shows Maisie enjoying a healthy breakfast.
I am posting this early in the day to avoid the evening internet slowdown. While Maisie has just enjoyed mid summer day in New Zealand, we have had another miserable, wet and windy day here. As far as cycling goes, I have lost the will to live in this weather. As Dropscone said when he came round for coffee this morning, perhaps it is better just to wipe December from the mind and look forward to a sparkling new year in January. We can always dream.
Once again, it was too gloomy to get the camera out….
…though I did try a shot or two. The birds seemed quite cheerful.
Mrs Tootlepedal’s grouting is finished….
…and regular readers will notice that she has made good use of five left over tiles from the cooker tiling. I count myself very lucky to live with someone to whom DIY is second nature.
It stopped raining after lunch and I strolled up to the High Street to do a little Christmas shopping. The river was rising steadily but it was not as high as I thought it might be considering how much it has rained recently.
The rivers look surprisingly calm in this view from the town bridge and this is because the bridge itself acts as a dam….
…with the water level a lot higher upstream than down.
Two of my sisters and my stepmother are coming to visit us tomorrow and we are keeping our fingers crossed that their train will be able to run on schedule in spite of dire warnings of travel disruption owing to gales and floods.
I realised on looking over my pictures that I had missed a fine fungus shot from my sunny walk yesterday so in the absence of anything bright today, here it is.
The counterpoint to that was this picture which was a true reflection of the weather.
The attempt at a flying bird was pointless.