A mournful day

Today’s guest picture goes to show that you should never judge by appearances. My brother Andrew was offered a choice between a vegan sausage roll and this good looking scone. He naturally chose the scone but found when he became more closely acquainted with it, that it was very old and dry. The vegan sausageContinue reading “A mournful day”

Singing together apart

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who once again managed to extend her permitted walk as far as Regent’s Park where she found a favourite restful corner to enjoy. It was still grey and drizzly this morning, but the heavy winds of the past two days had eased off a lot and whenContinue reading “Singing together apart”

A step too far

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz, who recently visited the Eden Project in Cornwall and came across this giant insect. We had another lovely day here and the flowers were looking very cheerful as a result, whether hanging over the edge of the dam… ..or popping up in a flower bed. New tulipsContinue reading “A step too far”

Sky and earth collide

Today’s guest picture comes from East Wemyss where it seems that the sun shines  frequently.  Our son Tony got a new camera for Christmas and sent me this picture to show that it is working well. There was a complete lack of sun here today and after singing in the church choir and having anContinue reading “Sky and earth collide”

A day of two halves

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Sharon, world famous as the mother of flute playing Luke, who has been spending a few days in Germany.  She didn’t tell me where she was staying. We had a grey, gloomy morning and I was very happy to put it to use with some creative lounging about,Continue reading “A day of two halves”

Casting a long shadow

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony’s visit to the pre Christmas fun in Edinburgh.  He saw salmon being smoked. We had another frosty but bright day today with the temperature once again struggling to get above zero. Most of the morning was spent getting everything packed and ready for the departure ofContinue reading “Casting a long shadow”

Mirror image

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  She is working hard in Zurich at the moment but found time to admire this trio of trees ageing differentially. Yesterday we had a sunny morning and a grey afternoon (and by the time that we went to bed, the inevitable rain had returned).  Today we hadContinue reading “Mirror image”

Unsettling

Today’s guest picture is another from Tom in South Africa and, appropriately enough since he is a great rugby man, it shows some springboks. The first named storm of the year was visiting Britain overnight and we were warned that Aileen would bring heavy and persistent rain overnight and well into the morning so itContinue reading “Unsettling”

Bike good, wind bad

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew’s visit to Nottingham.  As well as bridges, he saw this wheel.  Your town or city is unappealing if you don’t have a big wheel these days it seems. After a lonely breakfast, I checked on the vigour of the wind outside and decided that this wouldContinue reading “Bike good, wind bad”

An unexpected treat

Today’s guest picture not only comes from a guest, my son Alistair, but also shows a guest, his daughter Matilda, who has brought her parents down to Langholm for a short visit. We were making plans yesterday to go to Edinburgh to visit both our sons and their families over the New Year when ourContinue reading “An unexpected treat”

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