Tension

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to Madeira and shows ‘Autonomia’, a monument to celebrate Madeira’s regional autonomy in 1976. It was another chilly but sunny morning here and it looked as though it might well be one of those days when a trip up a hill could be rewarded by some delightfullyContinue reading “Tension”

An unexpected outing

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone.  He is lurking in the south of England while visiting his eldest son and took the opportunity to visit Chartwell, home of Winston Churchill. The day started badly as we woke to the sound of heavy rain but I was not deterred.  After breakfast, I put on my waterproofContinue reading “An unexpected outing”

Satisfaction

Today’s picture, sent from Berlin where my daughter Annie is working at the Film Festival, shows the famous Brandenburg Gate just before dawn. After yesterday’s glorious sunshine, we reverted to more normal winter weather today with a cold, grey day but one which was mercifully free from much wind so not unpleasant to be outContinue reading “Satisfaction”

Hard going

Today’s picture shows our visiting wood pigeon pulling itself up to its full height. It wasn’t freezing and it wasn’t raining this morning and the wind was less than gale force. All in all, it was a pretty good day and I naturally got the slow bike out after breakfast and set out on aContinue reading “Hard going”