A certain sense of déjà vu

Today’s guest picture shows a view of London from the top of Primrose Hill.  My sister Mary was following the Primrose path earlier in the week. As seems to have been the case for quite a long time now, we started the day by staring out of the window at grey skies and falling rain.Continue reading “A certain sense of déjà vu”

A breath of fresh air

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan, who has been kind enough to send me this massive but hungry looking  figure which is currently hanging around at the British Museum. We woke to another grey and wet morning but we weren’t downhearted because Dropscone was due to come round with treacle scones and theContinue reading “A breath of fresh air”

Falling leaves

Today’s guest picture comes from the son of my friend Sue and shows the very impressive container (used only once on the trip from Hong Kong) which Sue has had craned into her garden.  She will transmogrify it into a garden room and office. We have been blessed with an unexpected rise in temperatures andContinue reading “Falling leaves”

Gulled

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone.  He found himself with tokens which he had earned from his bank and spent them on a new camera which he took up to the golf course.  A tricky lie. It was a beautiful morning but when offered the choice of a morning cycle ride or a cup ofContinue reading “Gulled”

A very binary ride….100000 miles

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent, and shows her very fruitful crab apple tree in all its glory.  Her answer to the question, “How do you like them apples?” is “A lot.” It was a chilly 3°C this morning when we got up, in spite of it being an hour later thanContinue reading “A very binary ride….100000 miles”

Under the rainbow

Today’s guest picture is the last from Tom’s wild life adventures in South Africa. We had another late start today but it didn’t matter much because it was miserable, wet and nasty morning, not fit for anything other than sitting over the breakfast table and doing the crossword.  We managed to get breakfast finished inContinue reading “Under the rainbow”

Perfect planning

Today’s guest picture is another from my South African correspondent Tom’s visit to the Aquila Game Reserve. He tells me that most of the animals are free roaming within the reserve while others are rescue animals. The five day forecast had led us to expect wild winds and pouring rain today but once again, theContinue reading “Perfect planning”

Goodbye sunshine

Today’s guest picture shows Dunstanburgh Castle on the north-east coast of England.  Gavin walked past it in the sunshine while on the Craster coastal walk yesterday. The authorities have decided that a single day of crisp sunshine was all that we deserved and we were back to the warm, wet and grey weather again today. Continue reading “Goodbye sunshine”

Autumn fruit

Today’s guest picture comes from my nomadic friend Bruce who found himself in the Odessa Opera House in Ukraine during a rehearsal earlier this week. We had a day of two halves today.  The morning was grey, wet and windy and the afternoon was grey and windy but not quite so wet.  This gave usContinue reading “Autumn fruit”

At last, a little action

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent who met these fearsome beasts on a trip to Wallington, a National Trust property near Morpeth. I didn’t take the opportunity to go for a morning pedal with Dropscone today and I am very happy about this as he tells me that he had a ride thatContinue reading “At last, a little action”