Fly me to the moon

Today’s picture shows some Edinburgh gulls having a family outing at breakfast time  on the roof opposite my son Alistair’s flat. It was a windy, showery day today but if you picked your moment, there were opportunities to work and play.  I picked a dry spell to have another tentative pedal of thirteen miles justContinue reading “Fly me to the moon”

Information received

Today’s picture shows a back flipping dolphin off Pwllheli seen and photographed by my brother who was with his wife on a trip to North Wales. We had another fine, warm day today.  If we don’t look out we could become used to weather like this.  I couldn’t make use of it for cycling asContinue reading “Information received”

An eponymous day

Today’s picture was taken by my archiving colleague Nancy and shows her charming granddaughter Rachel.  A future archivist if ever I saw one. The warmer weather continued today and Dropscone and I were able to enjoy the morning run without having too many layers of clothes on.  I was taking it easy after yesterday’s briskContinue reading “An eponymous day”


 Today’s picture shows Sheffield by night and was sent to me by Bruce who is awaiting the arrival of an imminent grandchild there. After a miserable day seeking solutions to the unwillingness of my internet connection to behave and getting nowhere even with the helpful advice of my internet provider (they answer the phone withinContinue reading “Hooray!”

Sunshine sketches of a little town

Today’s picture from my sister Susan shows a brilliant flash of winter colour in Regents Park in London.  (I have not tweaked this in the photo editor at all) The title for today’s post comes from the works of Stephen Leacock, a Canadian author, who along with Mark Twain and P G Wodehouse, brought aContinue reading “Sunshine sketches of a little town”

Bird table

Today’s picture shows the large puddle which is now more or less permanent on the Scholar’s field and sums up our prevailing weather this year rather well. It was a possible cycling day but for no good reason I felt very tired in the morning and the weather veered from sunny to rainy and windyContinue reading “Bird table”

Dreich day

Dreich:  Definition: A combination of dull, overcast, drizzly, cold, misty and miserable weather. At least 4 of the above adjectives must apply before the weather is truly dreich. We had all those and windy too.  It was merely drizzly as Dropscone and I set out for the morning pedal and at one moment as weContinue reading “Dreich day”

Double parking

Today’s picture is of another sweet William We got back from Swaledale just after midnight last night so I am writing this after breakfast on Monday. We had to wait until our walking B & B guests had left before we set off. We had originally thought that we might take our bikes in theContinue reading “Double parking”

Just ducky

I have two pictures of the day today because I couldn’t choose between them. They are both so fine that I am going to give the a bigger size than usual. The first is a picture from my sister Susan’s recent trip to Switzerland. ..and the second is from even further afield. Joyce has sentContinue reading “Just ducky”