A productive visit

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He enjoyed some perfect weather on a group walk beside the River Dove today. We enjoyed a sunny day here too. This was a good thing, as it was the day of the Langholm Agricultural Show on the Castleholm, an event all too often plagued by equinoctialContinue reading “A productive visit”

A fine memorial

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She came up from Portsmouth to meet my other two sisters on the south bank of the Thames for coffee, a catchup and a meal. She took a picture of Waterloo Bridge on her way to meet them. We had to get up and organised quite promptlyContinue reading “A fine memorial”

Successful synthesising

You can’t have too many East Wemyss dawns in my opinion so today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony. It was taken yesterday. I had a slow start to the day but I managed to squeeze a couple of pages of the newspaper index into the Archive Group database, the first for 1904Continue reading “Successful synthesising”

An upbeat ending

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. Although London is suffering from a severe lack of rain, she found this delightfully watery scene in an otherwise dried up Hyde Park yesterday. Our run of coolish weather continued here today, but it was dry and occasionally sunny. I rather frittered away the morning, though IContinue reading “An upbeat ending”

The night before

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary’s walk on the hottest day of the year. She captured a cool reflection to contrast with the hot weather. We had a day of occasional light rain here, enough to be annoying without being useful. Dropscone came round for coffee, and we tested the new gooseberry jellyContinue reading “The night before”

A day full of incidents

Today’s guest picture comes from sunny East Wemyss. Our son Tony spotted a bumble bee in his garden enjoying life on the Fife coast. After quite an energetic day yesterday, I had plans for a pretty gentle day today, starting with a late breakfast and an idle time over the newspapers. Things were going splendidlyContinue reading “A day full of incidents”

Into every life a little rain must fall

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. On his way from East Wemyss to West Wemyss today, he took in this charming view. We woke up here to find that a little rain had indeed fallen into our life, but sadly it was just a very little rain. It had dampened the surface ofContinue reading “Into every life a little rain must fall”

Still tolerable

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. In the course of his walk on a very hot day, he found a shady bench in a wood for a moment of respite. The sun was out when we got up . . . . . . and it stayed out all day. At the peakContinue reading “Still tolerable”

Keeping our cool

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. He, Clare and Matilda visited a well known landmark on their way back from a dance competition this afternoon. (Matilda was doing the dancing and did very well.) The scale of the Kelpies can be judged from the people walking round them. We had another genuine summerContinue reading “Keeping our cool”

Winding up the effort

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She went to a concert on Saturday with my sister Mary and enjoyed the domed ceiling of the church, St Mary at Hill, where the concert was held. It was a decidedly cool, blustery and grey morning here today. Margaret came round for coffee, and we allContinue reading “Winding up the effort”