The return of winter

We had such a grey day here that I badly needed something bright for the post so today’s guest offering is another of Tommy cycling in the South African sunshine.  Lucky chap. The only colour in the garden today was provided by a few stubborn daffodils who defied the cold and the wind. It wasContinue reading “The return of winter”

Smashing puddles

Today’s guest picture was taken yesterday by my neighbour Gavin, who was walking behind us back from the Market Place after the band had played.  He describes what he saw as ‘a rose between two thorns’.  Rather rude I thought. We had another lovely sunny day today but with added ice… …which we haven’t seenContinue reading “Smashing puddles”

Nowhere and somewhere and then some

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s portfolio of London’s parks. With the thermometer at 2°C, it was warm enough for yesterday’s snow to be melting slowly but cold enough to keep me off the roads on my bike.  As a result, I girded my loins and did ten very boring miles onContinue reading “Nowhere and somewhere and then some”

Unsatisfactory

Today seems to be World Book Day and to celebrate this, my Newcastle correspondent has sent me a picture of her daughter Hannah with just a few of the books she is reading. The temperature was a little up this morning.  This would have been welcome if the wind hadn’t also got up and theContinue reading “Unsatisfactory”

A leap of faith

Today’s guest picture has been sent by Langholm exile Joyce, now resident in the wilds of Canada.  She thinks that I ought to stop complaining about the weather here. It was thirty degrees C warmer than that here today and the wind wasn’t too bad so I got the speedy bike out after breakfast andContinue reading “A leap of faith”

A proper Sunday

Today’s picture, sent from NZ by my brother Andrew, shows my sister-in-law Catherine sitting beside a boat that was probably the most famous vessel in the world in 1985. Of course it is summer in NZ but far from that over here.  We had a typical winter’s day with a brisk wind and plenty ofContinue reading “A proper Sunday”

Top of the table

Today’s picture shows a robin making every effort to get on the Christmas card. The rain had stopped after two days and Dropscone and I were able to go round the morning run in comparative comfort.  A strong south westerly wind made it sensible to use the traditional route and we had to run theContinue reading “Top of the table”