Cathedral concert

Today’s guest picture shows a view of the River Trent near Swarkestone Bridge.  My brother Andrew took the shot while out with his walking group. The wind was in the process of moving round from east to west today but it did it very gently and gave us a wonderfully sunny autumn morning on theContinue reading “Cathedral concert”

Feeling better

Today’s guest picture is one from my brother’s archive.  He visited Roche Abbey in August and enjoyed this neat little bridge. I woke up feeling a great deal better than yesterday but with a few aches and pains still in residence.  It seemed like case for Dr Velo and so after the regulation amount ofContinue reading “Feeling better”

Birds, bugs, a bike and a box

Today’s dramatic guest picture comes from my friend Sue who is on holiday in Greece.  She visited the island of Hydra, just off the coast of the Peloponnese. We had a not dissimilar day here today, the difference being about 10°C as it was decidedly autumnal in temperature in Langholm.  I heard on the radioContinue reading “Birds, bugs, a bike and a box”

Slightly more expired than inspired

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, who has temporarily deserted Somerset to visit friends in Yorkshire where she saw this traditional scene at the Shipley cricket ground. At least it stopped raining here today for the most part but it remained grey and windy which was a disappointment.  I had foolishly stayed up into theContinue reading “Slightly more expired than inspired”

Miracles do happen

Today’s guest picture comes from my neighbour Liz’s recent jaunt to Spain.  She saw the point. The morning radio was full of talk of heat waves and burning sun but when it came to our part of Scotland, low cloud and a pleasant warmth was the order of the day.  As I am not veryContinue reading “Miracles do happen”

No wonder he’s grumpy

Today’s guest picture is a Spanish bench.  Dropscone doesn’t reveal whether he actually sat on it or merely photographed it during his recent holiday in Majorca. There was no sitting around for me today after breakfast as I was anxious to get a short pedal in before the wind got too frisky.  It was briskContinue reading “No wonder he’s grumpy”

Back in the saddle

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s holiday in the Lake District last month.  She describes it as, “Another compulsory bridge.” The weather improved a good deal today and I was able to walk up to the High Street  without any rainwear on to take my turn dispensing information to tourists at ourContinue reading “Back in the saddle”

Nothing doing

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit to Nottingham Castle by my brother Andrew.  No sign of the sheriff. For the first time in a while, I had a good night’s sleep and woke refreshed and invigorated.  It hardly needs saying that the weather gods had a really good laugh at this and made itContinue reading “Nothing doing”

A sonata sort of day

Today’s guest picture shows Queen Mary’s garden in Regents Park in London.  My sister Mary was passing through last week. My day was divided into three movements, Adagio, Moderato and Lento. The morning was very adagio indeed and the casual observer might have had quite a lot of difficulty in telling whether I was asleepContinue reading “A sonata sort of day”