With a song and a smile

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew’s travels near Leicester.  I think that he must have been standing in the middle of the canal when he took it. It was a bright sunny morning and a little above freezing when I got up.  I had to walk up to the health centre forContinue reading “With a song and a smile”

Free at last

Today’s guest picture is another from my three sisters’ recent trip to Bath.  Sent by my sister Mary, it shows the Saxon church at Bradford on Avon.  It seems a bit short of windows. We had some decent weather today so in spite of my cold being much the same as ever, I decided toContinue reading “Free at last”


Today’s picture shows a tree pretending to be a dinosaur which recently caught my sister Susan’s eye. We spent the day here waiting for it to rain.  It looked as though it was going to rain and it felt as though it was going to rain and the ever present threat of rain stopped usContinue reading “Antediluvian”

In the heat of the day

Today’s picture, sent by my brother, shows the hobby horse procession which is part of the mayor’s parade in Banbury where my brother lives.  It’s a big day there as you can see. We had an absolute 100%, cast iron, guaranteed summer day today, better than any day we had in the whole of lastContinue reading “In the heat of the day”

Puffed out by the nurse

Today’s picture is another from my daughter’s visit to Edinburgh where she is working at the Film Festival.  It shows the Dean Village towering above the river below. We had quite a sunny day here too, seventy miles to the south.  Once again I managed to stagger out of bed and be on the bikeContinue reading “Puffed out by the nurse”

Infernal cheek

Today’s picture shows Granny in our garden.  It was taken by Mrs Tootlepedal using Granny’s iPad.  Granny has been video conferencing with her son in the Scilly Isles today.   Even the harshest judge would have to admit that she looks and acts pretty sprightly for 96. The weather was as cheerful as Granny todayContinue reading “Infernal cheek”

A little learning

Today’s picture shows my old place of work standing above the building site which is going to provide a replacement.  I bet the new building doesn’t last as long as the old one. It was another cold, cold morning with a bitter east wind of considerable strength and I sensibly decided to forgo any thoughtContinue reading “A little learning”

Get up and go, go, go.

Today’s picture, sent by my friend and near neighbour Bruce, shows that the local chaffinches can be found in force in more than one garden round here.  The sunny weather was a couple of days ago. We were far from sunny today.  In fact it was raining seriously for the first time for a fewContinue reading “Get up and go, go, go.”

Two pedals and a toddle

Today’s picture came to mind when Dropscone and I were drinking a plain cup of black coffee from simple tea cups.  They do these things differently in France as this picture from his recent holiday shows. We had yet another dry day today and although it was still hovering only just above zero when weContinue reading “Two pedals and a toddle”

Snowed under

Today’s picture shows Wauchope Street at 1.30 a.m. this morning when we got back from the Gilnockie Burns Supper. It had been snowing like that for some hours and it became a distinct possibility that either the supper would be cancelled or we wouldn’t be able to get to it.  In the end, thanks toContinue reading “Snowed under”