A free excursion

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. Though this riverside park would normally have been a hive of activity, the 30 degree plus temperatures were keeping most people firmly in the shade today. It was pretty warm in Langholm too today but at 27°C in mid afternoon it was nowhere near as hot asContinue reading “A free excursion”

A moist morning

Today’s guest picture comes from ever sunny East Wemyss, where our son Tony found a forest of stones on the beach and added his own effort (complete with flower on top). It was far from sunny here after a second night with rain and the hills were covered with mist when we got up. ThereContinue reading “A moist morning”

Missing a move

Today’s guest picture comes from our older son Tony.  He took a suitably black and white shot of his black and white dogs. In theory today was very much the same temperature as yesterday but in practice it felt much colder because of a rawness in the air and as a result I was quiteContinue reading “Missing a move”

A night of madness

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who is beginning to get about again.  She visited the south bank of the Thames and admired the view of St Paul’s and the “Wobbly Millennium Bridge”  (now stabilised). Our weather is coming from the east at the moment so the temperature has dropped well into singleContinue reading “A night of madness”

Great and small

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce’s trip to Arran where he visited the Machrie Moor Stone Circles. Just to put it on the record, we had a day without rain today. We were pathetically grateful. I started the day off with a cycle ride.  This would have been quite a bit longer ifContinue reading “Great and small”

The start of dark evenings.

Today’s guest picture comes from my daughter Annie.  She would like to take all the credit for this fine hanging basket in her garden but has to admit that she purchased it from B&Q. The clocks went back an hour in the middle of the night so in theory, I could have enjoyed an extraContinue reading “The start of dark evenings.”

Eskdalemuir serenade

Today’s guest picture shows a room with a view.  It was captured by Venetia while on holiday in Corrèze. She seems to have had plenty of interesting things to look at while she was inn France. We had sunny spells and brisk winds again today but we were spared any showers which was a relief. Continue reading “Eskdalemuir serenade”

Downhill

Today’s guest picture comes from Fiona, my Newcastle correspondent.  She has been forced to go and work in Malta for a while and is having to put up with surroundings like these. We had another lovely day here today, genuinely warm and with gentle winds.  I would like to have used it to go cyclingContinue reading “Downhill”

Velosong

Today’s guest picture shows the world’s greatest baby looking amazed at what fun it is to have an aunt to bounce on. I took advantage of a perfect cycling day to nip out for an out and back 50km pedal I (I think that sounds more impressive than a 32 mile pedal) while Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Velosong”

A mixed day

Today’s guest picture comes from the collection sent to me by my brother-in-law Huseyin and shows Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire. I got up early and set off up the A7 on the fairly speedy bike in an effort to avoid some forecast showers.  As a plan it worked well as I saw a huge showerContinue reading “A mixed day”