The open road (closed)

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia who met this fine locomotive on Boxing Day at the Avon Valley Railway. We didn’t have any sunshine today but we didn’t have any rain either so we settled happily for that. It wasn’t a great day for looking at birds but I was struck byContinue reading “The open road (closed)”

A little ray of sunshine

Today’s guest picture(s) was sent by my son Alistair and shows Matilda, now safely back home in Edinburgh, almost mastering the art of sitting on a ball. We woke to a sunny day and to our astonishment, it continued to be sunny all day.  It was a chilly morning though. Alistair and I were takenContinue reading “A little ray of sunshine”


Today’s guest picture shows Christmas fun in Derby.  My brother Andrew, who took the picture, tells me that he has resisted the temptations of the helter skelter so far.  It was my favourite when I was young. While it was still quite windy, we at least had a day without rain today.  As we wereContinue reading “Disappointment”

Review of the year delayed

Today’s guest picture shows that it isn’t raining everywhere.  It is another in our series of exiled grandchildren of Langholmites and shows one year old  Elliot,  grandchild of our neighbour Gavin, sledging in America under the eagle eye of proud father Fraser. There was no sign of snow here on midwinter day as it wasContinue reading “Review of the year delayed”

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