Quincentenary

Today’s guest picture is another from my daughter’s working trip to Venice.  After the storm had passed, she got a better view out of her office window. We woke to a brilliantly sunny morning and I got up into my cycle clothes, ready for a pedal in the sun.  A look at the thermometer, whichContinue reading “Quincentenary”

Birds, oaks and no bike

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by my friend Bruce, shows an impasse between dog and grandchild.  The grandchild would like the dog to come in and the dog would like to come in….but only if the excessively affectionate grandchild wasn’t there. I would have liked,  in theory at least, to have gone out cyclingContinue reading “Birds, oaks and no bike”

Thank you legs

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie who is in Venice working.  She caught La Serenissima in a less than serene mood. A bright start to the day here soon faded to grey but at least it didn’t rain.  It was decidedly chilly for the time of year and I was pleased to haveContinue reading “Thank you legs”

Taking relaxation to new levels

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent.  She has ventured east lately and visited Nuffield House, the home of William Morris, the car manufacturer.  This radiator temperature gauge caught her eye. I note that one of the joys of modern life is not having to worry about your car radiator boiling  every timeContinue reading “Taking relaxation to new levels”

An outing

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother who has recently visited Whitby and took this excellent picture of the town. We were promised a nice day today and although it had rained again over night, it wasn’t a bad morning even though it was cloudy and rather chilly again.  I was in no rush toContinue reading “An outing”

Seeing my way

I am in the market for guest pictures again and at the moment I am relying on my brother and sister.  Today’s picture is from my brother’s visit to the Lake district and shows a splendid view of Coniston Water. I was a bit wrong footed by the weather today.  It had rained during theContinue reading “Seeing my way”

Everything to play for

Today’s guest picture is the last from my sister Mary’s visit to the Thames riverside and shows more usual boats in their parking places. It was another moist morning here and the poppies were doing well to hold their heads up at all… …let alone look so pretty. Mrs Tootlepedal’s vision of a garden fullContinue reading “Everything to play for”

A day of armless fun

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s walk along the Thames.  She saw these two unusual boats in a dock near Tower Bridge.  Not the usual rich people’s yachts. I have a wonderfully shiny bruise on my arm so I thought it might be a good plan to have a very quiet morning. Continue reading “A day of armless fun”