A certain sense of déjà vu

Today’s guest picture shows a view of London from the top of Primrose Hill.  My sister Mary was following the Primrose path earlier in the week. As seems to have been the case for quite a long time now, we started the day by staring out of the window at grey skies and falling rain.Continue reading “A certain sense of déjà vu”

A breath of fresh air

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan, who has been kind enough to send me this massive but hungry looking  figure which is currently hanging around at the British Museum. We woke to another grey and wet morning but we weren’t downhearted because Dropscone was due to come round with treacle scones and theContinue reading “A breath of fresh air”

Doing something

Today’s guest picture, from Mrs Tootlepedal’s tablet, shows Matilda wondering when her father will stop paying attention to his phone and start paying attention to her. We woke to another wet and horrible day and I was happy to welcome Dropscone, who was back from a trip to Aberdeen, for a cup of coffee.  TheContinue reading “Doing something”

Falling leaves

Today’s guest picture comes from the son of my friend Sue and shows the very impressive container (used only once on the trip from Hong Kong) which Sue has had craned into her garden.  She will transmogrify it into a garden room and office. We have been blessed with an unexpected rise in temperatures andContinue reading “Falling leaves”

Gulled

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone.  He found himself with tokens which he had earned from his bank and spent them on a new camera which he took up to the golf course.  A tricky lie. It was a beautiful morning but when offered the choice of a morning cycle ride or a cup ofContinue reading “Gulled”

A very binary ride….100000 miles

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent, and shows her very fruitful crab apple tree in all its glory.  Her answer to the question, “How do you like them apples?” is “A lot.” It was a chilly 3°C this morning when we got up, in spite of it being an hour later thanContinue reading “A very binary ride….100000 miles”

Under the rainbow

Today’s guest picture is the last from Tom’s wild life adventures in South Africa. We had another late start today but it didn’t matter much because it was miserable, wet and nasty morning, not fit for anything other than sitting over the breakfast table and doing the crossword.  We managed to get breakfast finished inContinue reading “Under the rainbow”

No plan at all

Today’s guest picture is yet another of the wild life encountered by Tom on his visit to the game park. After the delights of yesterday, today was very quiet.  Very quiet indeed. We got up so late that I had to turn down an offer of treacle scones from Dropscone as it was by noContinue reading “No plan at all”

Perfect planning

Today’s guest picture is another from my South African correspondent Tom’s visit to the Aquila Game Reserve. He tells me that most of the animals are free roaming within the reserve while others are rescue animals. The five day forecast had led us to expect wild winds and pouring rain today but once again, theContinue reading “Perfect planning”