An eponymous day with cheerful legs

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who started a nine mile walk today by crossing the River Manifold over this handsome bridge. We had a lovely day here as well but it was decidedly chilly at first so it took me some time to get going on my bike. I checked on theContinue reading “An eponymous day with cheerful legs”

Two tootles and a pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother who is visiting the north east of England.  He was able to locate a handy cafe at one of his stops by following a cryptic clue. It rained  during the night and when I woke up, there was evidence to be found. But that was all there hadContinue reading “Two tootles and a pedal”

A drop of the soft stuff

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  It shows the Houses of Parliament which is nominally the seat of our government.  Sadly, we are currently not being governed at all. In a shocking challenge to the established order, it rained today… …but as it only rained for about five minutes and not very hardContinue reading “A drop of the soft stuff”

Mirror, mirror on the road

Today’s guest picture is a beautiful shot of the little lake in Regents Park.  My sister Mary took it on her way to play tennis at the weekend and remarked that it looked very spring-like in spite of being partially frozen. We had another dry, chilly day here without much sun to cheer us upContinue reading “Mirror, mirror on the road”

Not all hail

My South African correspondent, Tom, thought that it was time to make the blog more attractive to the wider public so he has sent me this delectable picture of bare flesh.  They have to put up with a lot of fine weather down there. There was once again no danger of sunburn in Langholm asContinue reading “Not all hail”

Not up and running yet

Today’s guest picture is a Maltese bird.  Dropscone spotted it. It was a variable day, starting and finishing with steady rain and in between being broken up by some periods of unexpected sunshine and more rain showers. I felt quite cheery when I got up in spite of the rain and spent some time printingContinue reading “Not up and running yet”

Jupiter Pluvius having a laugh

Today’s guest picture comes from my Manitoba correspondent, Mary Jo.  I think she must have been away from home when she took this picture.  She tells me, “It shows the  Red Deer River Valley in Saskatchewan, taken at about 3000 feet above ground from our wee Piper Cherokee 140”. Mary Jo wouldn’t have been ableContinue reading “Jupiter Pluvius having a laugh”

Not according to plan

Today’s guest picture comes from my former colleague Ada.  She encountered this sturdy cobweb on a walk today. It was grey and slightly drizzly at breakfast time but that didn’t matter to me as I was due to send two hours in the Welcome to Langholm Office, potentially offering advice to locals and visitors alike.Continue reading “Not according to plan”

Not quite what was on the menu

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Wirksworth.  As well as the train to the museum, there was another connection to Derby and Sheffield by the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. We had been expecting a very rainy day today but it was surprisingly dry if rather chilly when we got up. The dayContinue reading “Not quite what was on the menu”