Acting my age

Today’s guest picture is the last that I have at present from my siblings’ visit to Barcelona.  My brother likes museums and art galleries.  This is the Catalan Museum. The forecast was quite promising, the main features being no rain and very light winds so I was looking forward to a decent pedal.  The lightContinue reading “Acting my age”


Today’s picture is another from my siblings’ current visit to Spain and shows the water feature in front of the Catalan National Art Museum in Barcelona.  It was captured by my brother. We had a very nice sunny day for the most part today but as Dropscone and I found out when we went toContinue reading “Variation”

On their beam ends

Today’s guest picture wings its way over from Barcelona where my eldest sister and younger brother are having a jaunt.  My brother tells me that these are the museum steps. It was fine when we got up but Dropscone and I had had a look at the weather forecast and decided to give the morningContinue reading “On their beam ends”

Bike shopping

Today’s guest picture is a vivid view of the south bank of the Thames at night captured by my brother a few days ago. It was a dry and sunny day and it would have been ideal for the morning run with Dropscone had there not been a very stiff breeze blowing.  It was stillContinue reading “Bike shopping”

A happy chap

Today’s guest picture from my sister Mary shows some reflections on the Regent’s Canal. The day started with s stiff breeze and a good deal of rain but the breeze was quite a lot less strident than yesterday’s near gale and the garden was full of goldfinches as a result.  They didn’t always seem veryContinue reading “A happy chap”

Blown away

Today’s guest picture shows Chiswick House, a fine Palladian villa (shorn of its wings after some damage during the Second World War).  It was visited by my sister Mary on her family visit to Hogarth’s house nearby. We were promised very strong winds and heavy rain today and the weather gods did not let usContinue reading “Blown away”

Blown up

Today’s guest pictures were taken by my daughter and show that lichen can get anywhere, even onto a south London post box. It was dry but breezy this morning and it was my intention to put this to good use by getting a decent pedal in.  I was too optimistic.  The breeze turned out toContinue reading “Blown up”

Surprised to be let out

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary and shows the approach to the Paddington basin on the Regent’s canal. The start to the day here was bang on forecast with strong winds and heavy rain from breakfast time onwards.  Luckily Dropscone was on hand with some restorative treacle scones to go with our unearnedContinue reading “Surprised to be let out”

A very small window

Today’s guest picture was taken by my younger brother and shows the two oldest of my three elder sisters walking in Chiswick House Park where he had taken them for a cultural outing.  It was the country home of the great painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth. The forecast rain and wind were very much inContinue reading “A very small window”

Taking a brake

Today’s guest picture shows the charming Old Bell Hotel in Derby.  It was taken by my sister Mary during her recent visit there. We had a calm day today and as we are forecast to have several days in a row of high winds and heavy rain, it could be correctly described as the calmContinue reading “Taking a brake”

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