From feast to famine

Today’s guest picture comes from my daughter Annie in London, hundreds of miles to the south of us.  She wants to point out that it was very cold down there this morning. We might have been forgiven for feeling a bit smug when we saw her picture because it was a comparatively warm day hereContinue reading “From feast to famine”

Making the most of it

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She took a trip down the river in glorious weather to visit the newly refurbished Queen’s House at Greenwich. We had another fine, calm day here, below freezing at the start and never getting very warm in spite of the sunshine.  I didn’t have the chance toContinue reading “Making the most of it”

An easy pedal and a hard tootle

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce.  He assures me that it shows a fine example of a Hutton’s Unconfomity.  He thought that I would be impressed.  I was. I had a full but, at the same time, calm day today.  The temperature got up to a toasty six degrees butContinue reading “An easy pedal and a hard tootle”

Jack Frost relents

Today’s guest picture was sent by my sister Mary in response to my plea and is another of her excellent series of Regents Park studies. She plays tennis there nearly every week so she has ample opportunity to catch the gardens in all seasons.  This was yesterday. There was no frost on the ground whenContinue reading “Jack Frost relents”

A very important day

Today’s guest picture was taken by my younger son and shows the frost on the ground at his daughter’s playground last week. I am now looking once again to kind readers for new guest pictures. We had plenty of frost on the ground here again today as the thermometer was showing -2°C when we gotContinue reading “A very important day”

Below par all day

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia’s recent visit to Madeira.  As well as an abundance of fruit and veg in the market, she even had a personal rainbow. We had another calm, sunny day today but it was the coldest yet with the temperature struggling to get above zero all day. In the morning, MrsContinue reading “Below par all day”

Hitting my target

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She caught Mr Grumpy’s London cousin pretending to be a statue. I think it may be true to say that we have already had more frosty days this winter than we had in the whole of last winter which was exceptionally wet and mild…and our winter hasn’tContinue reading “Hitting my target”

A day that didn’t quite live up to its promise

The guest picture of the day comes from Dropscone’s recent trip to St Andrews and shows the ‘Chariots of Fire’ beach with the town in the background, both under a big sky. After the excitements of my birthday, I had such a good lie in this morning that I had to bustle through breakfast toContinue reading “A day that didn’t quite live up to its promise”

Strictly for the birds

Today’s guest picture comes from one of my sister Mary’s visit to Regent’s Park.  She encountered ‘The Drummer’ on her way to play tennis. After several hours of strong winds rattling the windows and and sighing and moaning in the night, we woke up to calmer conditions with no damage done and nothing more terrifyingContinue reading “Strictly for the birds”

Seeing people, doing stuff

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce’s trip to the east coast where he visited the picturesque harbour at North Berwick. We had our coldest morning of the year here with the thermometer showing below zero when we got up.  It was dry and sunny though so I was able to walk up toContinue reading “Seeing people, doing stuff”

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