The calm before the storm

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my sister Mary.  She has been spending a day or two in Bristol with my brother for his birthday celebration.  They viewed the Avon Gorge from the Clifton Bridge yesterday. Following my own advice on being prepared to cycle whenever the opportunity arises, I ignored a lightContinue reading “The calm before the storm”

Bits and pieces

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Venetia during the cold snap a week ago and shows her cat testing the ice on her pond.  It held up. There was no ice here this morning although the temperature was only just above freezing and in spite of a very gloomy forecast, there was noContinue reading “Bits and pieces”

Hot potatoes

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who spent his birthday today on a trip to Bristol where he saw this striking bridge over the harbour cut. A combination of old age and my usual confusion led me to to conflate the UK and American storm names in yesterday’s post and in fact weContinue reading “Hot potatoes”

Staying at home

Today’s guest picture was taken by my flute pupil Luke’s mother.  Sharon works a few miles out of town and has had to drive through bad conditions.  This is why we stayed in today. The weather wasn’t quite so bad today as the forecast suggested but we abandoned two possible excursions and stayed quietly atContinue reading “Staying at home”

Get up and go (but not much)

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Dropscone and shows a handy chart telling me where to get my coffee from.  He found it in a coffee shop in Bromley, Kent. I had quite a full day today with a very contrasting set of weather conditions to go with it. I had to getContinue reading “Get up and go (but not much)”

The wonderful world of water

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my son Tony.  Being the proud owner of a tradesman’s van himself, he was amused by this inscription on the back of an Edinburgh ambulance. It was a day of strong winds and continuous rain so I was happy to invite Sandy round for a cup ofContinue reading “The wonderful world of water”

Slow progress

Today’s guest pictures shows seven local saints above the main doorway of Leicester Cathedral.  They caught the eye of my brother Andrew who was visiting the town. I am still taking things easily in an effort to clear the last remnants of the cold out of my system and a grey and windy morning helpedContinue reading “Slow progress”

Setting out

Today’s guest picture shows my neighbour Riley.  He took his friend Liz out for a walk in the snow last weekend.  He takes the job of looking after her seriously. There was hardly any sign of any snow left today as the weather got back to being warmer, windier…. ….and wetter. It had rained allContinue reading “Setting out”

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