Farewell to Susan but not to the rain

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia who got to see the wonderful Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘The Smoke that Thunders’, better known perhaps as the Victoria Falls, on her African trip. Our spell of very poor cycling and photographing weather continued with yet more rain, accompanied by a chilly wind today to make matters worse.  WeContinue reading “Farewell to Susan but not to the rain”

An eponymous day with added extra

Today’s guest picture comes from Canada.  Lucie, who sent it to me, is scratching her head as to why she can’t find people anxious to share a cup of tea with her on her patio when there are such comfortable looking cushions to sit on. At least Lucie has had some sunshine.  We got anotherContinue reading “An eponymous day with added extra”

Seeing the light

Alert readers may remember a guest picture or two  showing the recent invasion of Derby by some rather scruffy members of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army.  My brother went to see the prince in the Derby Museum and Art Gallery and asked him not to invade Derby again.  Answer came there none. After the excitements ofContinue reading “Seeing the light”

A splendid occasion

Today’s guest picture is another from Tony, proving that he can take in the bigger picture but not miss interesting detail at the same time. Encouraged by the splendid picture of a loaf bread which our daughter Annie sent us, I checked the recipe which she had also sent me and decided that it mightContinue reading “A splendid occasion”

Fairly cheerful

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony and shows his efforts to teach his dogs to appreciate a fine sunset over the Forth last night. We got a frosty morning without the benefit of any sunshine here and the temperature hardly rose at all for the rest of the day.  Still, as everyone remarked,Continue reading “Fairly cheerful”

A night of madness

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who is beginning to get about again.  She visited the south bank of the Thames and admired the view of St Paul’s and the “Wobbly Millennium Bridge”  (now stabilised). Our weather is coming from the east at the moment so the temperature has dropped well into singleContinue reading “A night of madness”

Steady progress

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who met an unexpected animal at St Pancras.  She thinks that there may be more roaming the streets of London. I had a day of steady but gentle activity today.  It was rather grey in the morning so I was happy to look at the hymns forContinue reading “Steady progress”

Sight and sound

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent, Fiona.  She travelled as far as Durham, took a trip on the river and looked up at the cathedral as she drew near. It was a dull, often rainy and always windy day today so I wasn’t unhappy to spend most of the morning going off withContinue reading “Sight and sound”

Expert advice

Our friend Gavin must have been in Yorkshire today as he sent me this shot of the breakaway in the Tour de Yorkshire going through Leyburn for my guest picture. The promised better weather arrived today but it took its time and didn’t really arrive until the afternoon. As a result, I cycled along theContinue reading “Expert advice”

A good start and a good finish. The less said about the middle, the better.

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s sister, Elizabeth, who took advantage of a recent sunny day to climb up a hill and look down on the town. Our warm spell continued but in the absence of any sunshine. I had a busy morning, starting with a trip to the producers’ market to stock up onContinue reading “A good start and a good finish. The less said about the middle, the better.”