Two sociable outings

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. He took his daughter Matilda to Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh where she found a friend. I didn’t have time for any Archive Group work after breakfast today because I had arranged to meet my walking friend Mark to show him a route that he hadn’t taken before.Continue reading “Two sociable outings”

A day of two halves

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found a curious woolly creature in a garden in Ashby de la Zouche today. It was raining in a rather discouraging way when we got up this morning, and it kept at it until midday. Under the circumstances, we had a quiet morning in, brightened byContinue reading “A day of two halves”

Not playing around

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Caroline’s recent sunny visit to her park in Southsea just beside the sea. The weather continues to be odd. From early morning to late in the evening as I wrote this, the temperature has stayed between 14°C and 18°C, and is is warmer now at nine o’clockContinue reading “Not playing around”

Picking the low hanging fruit

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He went to Tamworth to go skiing in the SnowDome, but found it was closed for a private function. Ever one to turn a disappointment into an opportunity, he went to visit Tamworth Castle instead. We had another gloomy and grey day here today, and it wasContinue reading “Picking the low hanging fruit”

A gift from nature

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She is on holiday in Norfolk and was diverted through circumstances beyond her control from her original destination of Great Yarmouth, which is by the sea, to Swaffham, which is in the middle of nowhere. A consolation is the elegant tower on the church of St PeterContinue reading “A gift from nature”

Organ failure (and success)

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who found himself walking along the bank of the River Derwent yesterday. We had another dry but grey morning here today. It was rather gloomy at first . . . . . . but it was pleasant enough after breakfast as we cycled to church to singContinue reading “Organ failure (and success)”

A quiet day

Today’s guest pictures come from our sons. Tony produced the sweet corn and Alistair was responsible for the carrot. It is good to see them taking after their mother. We had a slightly circumscribed day today as Mrs Tootlepedal wasn’t quite at her peak and needed a visit to the doctor and a day inContinue reading “A quiet day”

Hard work

Today’s guest picture shows a smart locomotive seen by Dropscone, who is visiting friends on the continent. After two sunny days, it was too much to hope for another one and we duly got a dull, occasionally drizzly but still very warm day for the time of year. After wasting two good mowing days byContinue reading “Hard work”

We have some rain to spare if anyone wants it

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my daughter Annie.  It is a puzzle picture to see if you can work out what film festival she is currently working at.  (She was in Venice last week.) We have had a few drizzly and gloomy days recently but today was a change.  Far from drizzling,Continue reading “We have some rain to spare if anyone wants it”

A visit to Annan

Today’s guest picture of a magnolia in bloom, taken in NZ where my brother has just been skiing, shows that spring is round the corner there at the same time.  This was sent to me by Jennie, who lives in the north of the South Island. We are headed in the opposite direction meteorologically fromContinue reading “A visit to Annan”