Uphill work

Today’s guest picture is from our son Tony and shows that the temperature was lower in Fife than it was here this morning. We had been promised a day of freezing fog so it was a pleasant surprise to find no fog and a temperature of two degrees above zero when we got up.   ItContinue reading “Uphill work”

More concerted action

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie, who has been out shooting night street scenes in Macao while working at the film festival there. We had another bright and sunny day today but it was even colder than yesterday so we were very pleased to be one of the parts of the country thatContinue reading “More concerted action”

Bike good, wind bad

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew’s visit to Nottingham.  As well as bridges, he saw this wheel.  Your town or city is unappealing if you don’t have a big wheel these days it seems. After a lonely breakfast, I checked on the vigour of the wind outside and decided that this wouldContinue reading “Bike good, wind bad”

King of the castle

Today’s guest picture is the town hall of Ripon.  My brother, who was visiting,  was much taken with the inscription. We had a day of pleasantly cool but sunny weather today and if I hadn’t had quite a strenuous pedal yesterday, I would have been out on my bike.  As it was, I spent aContinue reading “King of the castle”

Out like a lamb

Today’s guest picture is another from Fiona’s visit to the Washington Wildlife Park.   It’s a striking bird, I think you’ll agree. March, as it should, went out like a lamb and we enjoyed a sunny and calm day from start to finish. I had a busy morning so it was just as well that IContinue reading “Out like a lamb”

Bits and pieces

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Venetia during the cold snap a week ago and shows her cat testing the ice on her pond.  It held up. There was no ice here this morning although the temperature was only just above freezing and in spite of a very gloomy forecast, there was noContinue reading “Bits and pieces”

Four out of four

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce’s recent tour of the north of England and shows a very uncharacteristic yellow telephone box.  It is part of Hull Telecoms, the only place in Britain which doesn’t bow the knee to British Telecom. We had another day without the fierce winds of late which was veryContinue reading “Four out of four”

Eyes down

Today’s guest picture shows Queentown’s harbour taken in the evening by my brother Andrew when he visited the town earlier this month.. Another windy day discouraged me from going cycling and I was secretly quite pleased as I am going through one of those periods when I am feeling a bit tired.  Doing nothing moreContinue reading “Eyes down”

Blown away….and not just by the wind

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Dropscone, who took it with his phone while going along a local bike path.  It reflects exactly how much care and respect our council has for this path. I surpassed myself today by doing absolutely nothing before lunch except a little flute practice.  In my defence, thereContinue reading “Blown away….and not just by the wind”

Pain relief

Today’s guest picture caught the eye of Bruce who was on a visit to Edinburgh’s Grassmarket.  You may need to click on the picture to read it properly. Today started with a visit to the dentist to check on the enduring toothache after my recent tooth extraction.  The dentist peered into my mouth and saidContinue reading “Pain relief”