Good advice

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. She made use of the brand new Nine Elms tube station in London on the very first day that it opened for business. She says that it is more impressive inside than it looks from outside. We had another grey day here with the temperature once againContinue reading “Good advice”

No turbine movement

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She took a train for a short distance this morning and then walked back along the canal. We had a dry and calm day today. It wasn’t warm but it wasn’t cold either, so we were able to have our morning coffee meeting on the lawn inContinue reading “No turbine movement”

Blowing in the wind

Today’s scenic guest picture comes from a walk near Nottingham that my brother Andrew undertook today in some very brisk winds. There was some heavy rain here overnight, and it was wet and windy when we got up. Generally speaking, the day didn’t get any better as it went on. It was quite warm thoughContinue reading “Blowing in the wind”

A mixed day

My brother Andrew doesn’t like to let the grass grow under his feet, but he found on his walk today that he couldn’t afford to hang about as the grass is growing pretty quickly. After a wet and windy night here, we woke up to find the sun out and the wind not as fierceContinue reading “A mixed day”

A cutting edge

Today’s guest picture(s) comes from our friend Gavin and shows the differing skills of his son Fraser and daughter-in-law Leslie who live in America. Fraser very neatly laid bricks on the ground while Leslie prefers life on the tiles. The month ended with a day that was neither good nor bad, neither hot not cold,Continue reading “A cutting edge”

Taking a chance

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, who grew this fine flower in his garden. We had another showery day here today and unlike yesterday, there were no sunny intervals, just times when it was raining and times when it wasn’t raining. One of the side effects of lockdown seems to be unfortunate typosContinue reading “Taking a chance”

I’ve lost my bottle

I am deluged with potential guest pictures at the moment so apologies to anyone who has missed out in the rush.  I am very grateful and I will try to use lots of them in time.  Today’s comes from my brother who paid a visit to Shugborough Hall and was impressed to discover that theyContinue reading “I’ve lost my bottle”

A good start to October

Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone’s highland holiday.  The weather wasn’t always what he would have wished but you can’t fault the views. We had a fine and sunny day here today so October was very welcome.  The temperature is autumnal and the garden was quite soggy when we got up but it driedContinue reading “A good start to October”

Nothing to report

Today’s guest picture shows another fine cycle path found by my brother Andrew, this one going through Alton Station.  He says that he is surrounded by well signposted and maintained tracks.  Lucky chap. It was still dry but it wasn’t a very inviting day today, grey and rather forbidding.  I took the hint and keptContinue reading “Nothing to report”

Rain stopped play

Today’s guest picture, featuring a very fine 20cm diameter parasol mushroom growing in his garden, was sent to me all the way from Germany by Zyriacus. He also told me that the weather there has been very capricious, going from 40° one day to 10° two days later.  With that in mind, I will tryContinue reading “Rain stopped play”