Acting my age again

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Gavin and shows his granddaughter Hannah, from Newcastle-on-Tyne, testing out the new bench with Mrs Tootlepedal.  It seems to be perfect for all ages. I have a simple plan for the next few years and that is to have a cycle outing at least once each year inContinue reading “Acting my age again”

What is this wet stuff falling out of the sky?

Today’s guest picture was taken by my sister Susan on a visit to Reading.  It shows the Maiwand Lion, commemorating the dead of the Berkshire Regiment of Foot at Girishk Maiwand and Kandahar in 1880. The British were defeated at Girishk Maiwand by the Afghan army at a high cost to both sides during theContinue reading “What is this wet stuff falling out of the sky?”

This and that

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who contemplated Nottingham Arboretum’s war memorial (Crimean War), sometimes called “the Chinese Bell Tower”. Our fine weather continued though it was pretty windy and a good deal cooler than the recent very unseasonably hot days.  Still, it was warm enough to wander round the garden in justContinue reading “This and that”

A farewell to welcoming (and a welcome)

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce who is enjoying good weather in Aberdeenshire near the former fishing village of Collieston. We had another day today which would have been very welcome in mid summer and it is becoming pretty clear that it will be very unlikely that summer, when it comes, could beContinue reading “A farewell to welcoming (and a welcome)”

Trying my best

Today’s guest picture come from Venetia’s trip to Toulouse a couple of weeks ago.  She came across this very cheerful lady with a rather macabre exhibit in a local flea market there. Our spell of remarkably fine weather continued with temperatures so far above the seasonal average that we were quite pleased to find themContinue reading “Trying my best”

Home again

Today’s guest picture is from my sister Mary’s recent visit to the Lake District where she stopped at a cafe in Grange and enjoyed this lovely view. We stopped at a cafe today.  This one was at a garden centre near North Berwick where we had an excellent breakfast this morning as we left forContinue reading “Home again”

Farewell to sun, sea and sand

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who was beside the river on a sunny day in Nottingham. For our last day beside the sea in East Lothian, we got continuous sunshine.  This was very welcome.  I put my nose out of the back gate to check the temperature… …and found that it wasContinue reading “Farewell to sun, sea and sand”

Going through the mill

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair and shows Matilda rising above herself. As the guest picture suggests, we did not spend all day on the beach today.  In fact we didn’t spend any of the day on the beach today as for all of the morning and some of the afternoon, a typicalContinue reading “Going through the mill”

150,000 gannets (all pictured here)

Today’s guest picture comes from Matilda’s mother, Clare and shows Matilda teaching her father how to fly a kite this afternoon. The (ocean) main business of the day was a boat trip round Craigleith Island and the Bass Rock to see the birds.  As you can see from the guest picture, the sun was outContinue reading “150,000 gannets (all pictured here)”

The sun was late

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz who popped into our garden and kindly sent me this confirmation that our alliums are doing well.  It is good to have people keeping an eye on things while we are away. The spell of sunny weather was put on hold today and we woke to aContinue reading “The sun was late”

The Tiny Potager

Mindful, Seasonal Living in Middle England - with a family of seven

Ohio History & Travel

You can find a rich experience close to home.

That and a little bit of this

My name is Meg and in my blog I share my thoughts and philosophy of life and faith.

Occasional Adventures

A record of our travel adventures

Something Over Tea

Scribbles from my notebook

Reclaiming Paradise

Tales from an organic gardener

Movin' on

Meandering with camera...

Notes From the Hinterland

A blog about nature, home, community, books, writing, the environment, food, and rural life.

PedalWORKS

Don’t ride where you drive

quercuscommunity

Life after the Care Farm

Lletty's Blog

Croeso! Welcome to Lletty Cottage a lovely five star holiday cottage for two in Carmarthenshire. www.llettycottage.co.uk

The Geek Homestead

Homesteading, homeschooling, gardening and baking with some geeky hobbies thrown in

Klarinet

Simple life with cacti

Salmon Brook Farms

Official Home of Lavinia and Rick Ross

rambling ratz

Rambling and bimbling around Herefordshire: mostly Credenhill Wood

thegardenimpressionists

Outside musings from our garden in Carmarthenshire