Two choirs and a stroll

Today’s guest picture is another from our friend Gavin’s trip to the Isle of Coll. They do good beaches on Coll. This is Crossapol Bay. The day here started well with a set of good old fashioned hymns at the church service, with the added benefits of easy bass parts for me to sing. WithContinue reading “Two choirs and a stroll”

Twenty seconds of sunshine

Today’s guest picture is another from our friend Gavin’s tour of the outer isles. It shows a lapwing and a chick. It was Friday 13th today so we were braced for bad luck. In the end, it was only the weather that gave us a bad time. It was gloomy, windy and occasionally wet. IContinue reading “Twenty seconds of sunshine”

Parkin(son)’s law

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom in South Africa. He tells me that he is shocked to see the damage and road blockages in Langholm, but adds that they have obstructions in South Africa too. The temperature leapt up the scale today, and all the snow had disappeared. Unfortunately, the clouds remained andContinue reading “Parkin(son)’s law”

Choir, no choir, extra choir

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alastair. He spotted a fine Halloween rainbow in Edinburgh this afternoon. After more overnight rain, we woke to another grey and rainy morning here. We walked to church in the dry, but we had to scuttle back home with our coats buttoned up as it was raining heavilyContinue reading “Choir, no choir, extra choir”

Normal service is resumed

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s Northumbrian holiday.  It shows Bamburgh Castle, which he visited with his daughters and granddaughter even though he had to pay to get in.  His granddaughter got in free in her pushchair though. As Mrs Tootlepedal had an assignation to have coffee with her ex-work colleagues, I walked up theContinue reading “Normal service is resumed”

On song

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She was impressed by Mary Sibande’s exhibition ‘I Came Apart at the Seams’ on a visit to Somerset House.  If this picture is anything to go by, I can see why she liked it. We had another grey and drizzly morning here and I had to putContinue reading “On song”

From bike to bog to boogie

Today’s guest picture shows what is needed to stop erosion at a very popular hill top.  My brother Andrew visited the  summit of Mam Tor in the Peak District and took this striking picture on the way. As the main roads are generally free of lorries on a Sunday, I used to go up andContinue reading “From bike to bog to boogie”