Good looking

This guest picture is to illustrate the news today that much of the south of England has had double the usual amount of rain in January. It has been the wettest since the records began. It was taken in Oxford by my brother earlier this month. We had no rain here today and in spiteContinue reading “Good looking”

A second visit to Leith

Today’s guest picture shows the Old Manor House in Solihull High Street, photographed by my brother Andrew, whose birthday it is today, on a recent visit. Dropscone had an appointment at cycling time today so I was on my own on a dry and comparatively warm (5°C) morning.  Because there was a noticeable east windContinue reading “A second visit to Leith”

Ma made the marmalade

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s recent visit to the Lake District.  It shows Grasmere. Much to my surprise, today was not a bad day for cycling at all and Dropscone appeared on the dot and we set off round the traditional morning run.  It is not my favourite route because itContinue reading “Ma made the marmalade”

A varied day

Today’s guest picture shows the Ullswater steamer.  It was taken last week by my sister Mary who was on a short visit to the Lake District. Another day and there was yet more rain to greet us when we woke.  Dropscone and I abandoned the thought of the morning run and settled for a treacleContinue reading “A varied day”

Anyone here called Noah?

Today’s guest picture comes from my younger son and shows a mixture of the old and new in Boston, which he visited last year. Another miserable, wet and windy day greeted us when we woke up.  If Mrs Tootlepedal hadn’t been going off to sing in the church choir, we might well have tucked theContinue reading “Anyone here called Noah?”

Laying it on

Today’s guest picture, sent by Maisie’s mum, shows Maisie’s granddad being well looked after during his visit to NZ.  I hope he and Alison get back safely as I am missing our Friday evenings of music and conversation. Unlike the shirtsleeve weather in New Zealand, there was ice about here when we woke up andContinue reading “Laying it on”

Bright as a button

Today’s guest picture is sent from Tenerife by my sister Susan, just to show that she has made it there safely. There was heavy rain overnight here but I managed to up get so late that it had stopped  and wonder of wonders, the sun had come out.  This was so surprising that I hadContinue reading “Bright as a button”

Parkinson’s Law

Today’s guest picture from my brother Andrew shows a different, more modern view of Birmingham University campus. The figure is a huge bronze sculpture by Eduardo Paolozzi in honour of the scientist Faraday.  Whether Faraday would be pleased with it is a matter for conjecture. For those unfamiliar with Parkinson’s Law, I should say thatContinue reading “Parkinson’s Law”

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