Playing the wrong card

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. On his way back from his holiday in North Berwick, he visited Rosslyn Chapel. (The chapel has a long history both in the real world and in fiction. You can find more about this here.) We had another fine day here, and it got pleasantly warm asContinue reading “Playing the wrong card”

Pastures new

Today’s guest picture comes from a recent visit to Bath by my Somerset correspondent Venetia. This famous bridge and weir made a guest appearance in the film version of Les Miserables where they were magically transported to Paris. We had another lovely day here, but sadly the wall to wall sunshine was accompanied by aContinue reading “Pastures new”

A tootle but no pedal

Today’s guest picture was taken by Mrs Tootlepedal. It shows an artistic darn which she has made to fill a hole in the sleeve of one of my jerseys. She was feeling very creative at the time. I looked out of the window just before I went to bed last night, and was much struckContinue reading “A tootle but no pedal”

A pedal, a bee and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found some chilly but very fine weather on his walk past the old mill today. We had some chilly but fine weather here too today, and it took until breakfast before the thermometer got above zero. Once started though, it kept going and I was ableContinue reading “A pedal, a bee and a song”

Out in the sun

Just to remind us of how lucky we are to get generally kindly weather here, Lucie from Brandon in Manitoba has sent me today’s guest picture. They get five months of winter there, and visits from rather ferocious wild turkeys too. You can see one on her neighbour’s doorstep if you look closely. We hadContinue reading “Out in the sun”

An oasis of calm

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. Some late sunshine provided her with a show of nature’s own fairy lights using raindrops. After several windy days, it was a relief to wake up to a much quieter day today. It was chilly though, as a glance out of the window showed. Luckily, the snowContinue reading “An oasis of calm”

Strictly for the birds

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who passed the Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making at twilight and stopped to record the occasion. After all the dark foreboding, Storm Dudley passed over us without leaving much of a trace at all, and we woke up to another fine, mostly dry and mildly windyContinue reading “Strictly for the birds”

A welcome and a welcome surprise

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He found a moment in his working day yesterday morning to stop and appreciate the sunrise. We woke up to a fine morning here today, and at 7°C it was theoretically quite warm for the time of year. It didn’t take long in a piercing wind outsideContinue reading “A welcome and a welcome surprise”

A wet walk

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom in South Africa. He had good company, weather, and scenery on a recent cycle outing. We were definitely short of good weather here, as it rained all day, not heavily but persistently. Luckily I had things to do indoors in the morning. First, I made bread inContinue reading “A wet walk”

A twist of fate

Today’s guest picture comes from from my Welsh correspondent Keiron. It shows a handsome bandstand in Victoria Park, Neath. With the clouds sitting heavily on top of our hills when we got up, the day started out slightly chilly and grey. This didn’t stop me walking round to the shop for essential supplies after breakfast,Continue reading “A twist of fate”