Light at the end of the tunnel

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He was watching this team of rowers battling into a very strong wind during the recent storm when he heard unsympathetic onlookers on the bank shouting, “Faster!” The wind had dropped here today but it was still raining when we got up.  I looked at Mary Jo’sContinue reading “Light at the end of the tunnel”

A night of madness

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who is beginning to get about again.  She visited the south bank of the Thames and admired the view of St Paul’s and the “Wobbly Millennium Bridge”  (now stabilised). Our weather is coming from the east at the moment so the temperature has dropped well into singleContinue reading “A night of madness”

Two days of colour and fun

Today’s non-guest picture is the return of the embroidery of the Wallace Monument just because I enjoyed it so much (and it’s a better picture than the one that I took with my phone). Today’s post is going to crush the two days of our mini-break into one so there are a lot of picturesContinue reading “Two days of colour and fun”

Steady progress

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who met an unexpected animal at St Pancras.  She thinks that there may be more roaming the streets of London. I had a day of steady but gentle activity today.  It was rather grey in the morning so I was happy to look at the hymns forContinue reading “Steady progress”

Hail and farewell…and a song cycle

Today’s guest picture comes from ex work colleague Marjorie.  She was surprised to find a common murre or guillemot in the field behind her house last week far from its usual habitat.  Presumably it was blown there by the strong winds of storm Ali. Long time readers may remember New Zealand’s baby of the century,Continue reading “Hail and farewell…and a song cycle”

Sight and sound

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent, Fiona.  She travelled as far as Durham, took a trip on the river and looked up at the cathedral as she drew near. It was a dull, often rainy and always windy day today so I wasn’t unhappy to spend most of the morning going off withContinue reading “Sight and sound”

Lots of action, not many pictures

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She took it a week ago at the height of the hot weather in London and it shows a fine crop of green algae on the canal. The mornings are getting chillier now and I had to wait for a bit until the thermometer hit 10°C, whichContinue reading “Lots of action, not many pictures”

Expert advice

Our friend Gavin must have been in Yorkshire today as he sent me this shot of the breakaway in the Tour de Yorkshire going through Leyburn for my guest picture. The promised better weather arrived today but it took its time and didn’t really arrive until the afternoon. As a result, I cycled along theContinue reading “Expert advice”

Getting a stitch

Today’s guest picture was taken by my sister Mary in the Japanese Garden in Holland Park, London, England a few days ago. That is a nice international medley of names to go with a delightful picture taken on a dull day. After our very brief burst of springlike weather yesterday, we were back in theContinue reading “Getting a stitch”

A good start and a good finish. The less said about the middle, the better.

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s sister, Elizabeth, who took advantage of a recent sunny day to climb up a hill and look down on the town. Our warm spell continued but in the absence of any sunshine. I had a busy morning, starting with a trip to the producers’ market to stock up onContinue reading “A good start and a good finish. The less said about the middle, the better.”