A niggle keeps me in

I looked in my files for a guest photo today and found this fine sunset in Worcester, SA, sent to me just before Christmas by Langholm exile Tom. It was another day here with neither a visible sunrise nor much of a sunset as it was grey all day. It was warm for the timeContinue reading “A niggle keeps me in”

A full day of reading, singing and walking

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He passed the Derby Islamic Centre on his walk today. The temperature had dropped quite a bit overnight here and there were interesting patterns on the Velux window in the bathroom when I got up. Happily for us, it was not icy when when we went outContinue reading “A full day of reading, singing and walking”

Changeable

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who kindly forwarded this picture taken by his partner Marianne from her place of work this morning. Some workplaces have better views than others. I had to be up and about quite sharply today. The new lens for the Archive Group microfiche reader had arrived and IContinue reading “Changeable”

Musical pews, chairs and seats

Today’s guest picture comes from our granddaughter Evie who recently took her parents to enjoy the lights at Kew Gardens. As she is only three, it is possible that she commissioned one of her parents to take the actual photograph. It was dull but dry when we got up, and Mrs Tootlepedal and I tookContinue reading “Musical pews, chairs and seats”

A damp end to the cycling year

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to Norway. The days are short and they get very little sunshine at this time of year, so she was pleased to catch this glimpse of it We got very little sunshine here today. To be precise, we got absolutely none at all, and it was anotherContinue reading “A damp end to the cycling year”

A ray of sunshine

Today’s guest picture is another from my Somerset correspondent Venetia’s trip to Norway. She sent me this ‘postcard’ from the most northerly town in mainland Europe. We had a better day here than yesterday as far as the weather went. Dropscone was complaining about the cold wind when he cycled round for scones and coffeeContinue reading “A ray of sunshine”

Shortbread and a short walk

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent correspondent, Venetia. She has recently been on a trip to Norway. She was much amused to find that the pipes on this public bench were filled with hot water to ensure a comfortable seat on chilly days We didn’t get the friendly weather which we would haveContinue reading “Shortbread and a short walk”

Re-heated

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. While I was on top of Whita yesterday and looking across the Solway to Skiddaw, he and a friend, and their dogs, were on top of Skiddaw 2000 ft higher than me, and looking back at Whita (when they had stopped posing for a picture). WeContinue reading “Re-heated”

Dislegsia

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He wondered for a moment today if he was seeing a comet streaking across the sky, but it was nothing more exciting than an aeroplane catching the evening light. We had another ten-ten morning here today, 10°C inside the house and -10° outside. AContinue reading “Dislegsia”