A cold snap

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother who stopped to take this picture on his way up Stanage Edge in the Peak District today. I had a busy morning which started with taking the car to the garage to get a slow puncture sorted.  I had noticed the possibility of pressure loss when I pumpedContinue reading “A cold snap”

Puffed out

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  He is taking an interest in wildlife now that he has moved to the country from the city and recently spotted and identified a yellowhammer. We had another grey and gloomy morning here and the memories of the fine summer months are slipping ever faster into oblivionContinue reading “Puffed out”

Another song cycle day

Today’s guest post was sent to me by Sandy.  He is on holiday somewhere and I don’t think it is North Berwick.  I am looking forward to finding out all about it when he gets home. It was calm and nearly warm today so after a leisurely breakfast and a read of the newspapers whichContinue reading “Another song cycle day”

Winded

Today’s guest picture is another from Sharon’s visit to Berlin. In spite of the gloomy forecast at the beginning of the week, we had another dry day here today with a decent amount of sunshine.  Unfortunately the wind continued to blow vigorously so it took me quite a long time to get up the energyContinue reading “Winded”

Night and day

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce and shows his dog, Guthrie considering the pros and cons of a quick swim in the leisure pool  on the Castleholm. The changeable weather came as forecast but luckily for us, all the rain came during the hours of darkness and the day wasContinue reading “Night and day”

Another cooler day

You may think that I have been going on too much about the lack of rain but today’s guest picture of one of our town bowling greens is worth a thousand words.  It was taken by our friend Bruce. It was pleasantly cool at breakfast time but even with the sky covered in high clouds,Continue reading “Another cooler day”

Tired but happy

Today’s guest picture comes from Tom in South Africa.  He thought that we might need a touch of snow to cool us down. I have had a long day and I am pretty tired so although I am back at my computer, this post will be another brief one as I need an early night.Continue reading “Tired but happy”

Where have all the flowers gone?

I do have a guest picture today as my sister Mary sent me this shot of a herd of art loving geese rushing to see Christo’s work in Hyde Park. While we were having our last spell of good weather a few weeks ago in late spring after a miserable few months, nobody dared toContinue reading “Where have all the flowers gone?”

Sunshine and bonding

Today’s guest picture comes from my son Tony who has been experimenting with my old Lumix which I gave to him on Thursday.  This is his ‘flying birds’ taken at none  o’clock in the evening.. We had a really lovely day today with a cool underlying temperature (17° C at its hottest) and wall toContinue reading “Sunshine and bonding”

Bad timing

After yesterday’s guest picture of boating in Birmingham, my brother’s guest picture for today shows navigation in Nottingham. The best plan for today from a cycling point of view would have been to get out for a ride promptly while the wind was fairly light and the day was fair but unfortunately my other planContinue reading “Bad timing”