A tour and afternoon tea

Today’s guest picture comes from ex Archive Group member Ken. He thoughtfully sent me this picture of a duck and twelve ducklings on the River Wansbeck at Morpeth. We went back to having a colder morning here, but luckily we were not up with the lark, and it was quite warm by the time weContinue reading “A tour and afternoon tea”

Helped by poor weather

Today’s guest picture from our son Tony answers the question, “Is the sun still shining in East Wemyss?” Luckily the sun wasn’t shining here today. I say luckily because after a couple of active days, my knees were all in favour of something a bit calmer today. A morning of coffee with Sandy and aContinue reading “Helped by poor weather”

A stake in the future

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew in Derby. He thinks that it must be spring because the council have put up a bouncy castle at the boating pond. As it was below freezing when we got up today, spring was on hold for a bit here, but it was bright and sunny andContinue reading “A stake in the future”

Slightly flaky

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom. He sent it to me to show that the sun does not always shine in South Africa. It rains there too. It rained overnight here, but by morning it was dry and really quite chilly, though the temperature stayed above freezing. There were a few snowflakes inContinue reading “Slightly flaky”

Going downhill fast

Today’s guest picture comes from a new correspondent, Mark. He was a co-leader of a very energetic 10 mile walk on Sunday as part of the ‘Tour o’ the Moor’ celebrations of the anniversary of the community buy out. He sent me this picture of his group tackling a ridge in glorious weather. We foundContinue reading “Going downhill fast”

Turning over an old leaf

Today’s guest picture comes from our younger son Alistair. He only has a small garden but it was full of blossom last week. I would like to start today’s post with a picture of the amazing flowers which our son Tony sent to Mrs Tootlepedal to celebrate Mothering Sunday. They are real flowers, though MrsContinue reading “Turning over an old leaf”

Singing in the sun

Today’s guest picture comes from Elaine, my correspondent on the north east coast of England. It shows a very impressive life boat and mover at Seahouses, purchased with public donations. Elaine tells me that it cost £3 million. The end of our warm and sunny spell of weather is in sight, so we made sureContinue reading “Singing in the sun”

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”

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”