Taking relaxation to new levels

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent.  She has ventured east lately and visited Nuffield House, the home of William Morris, the car manufacturer.  This radiator temperature gauge caught her eye. I note that one of the joys of modern life is not having to worry about your car radiator boiling  every timeContinue reading “Taking relaxation to new levels”

A day of different shades

The ‘London Trip’ picture for today is a glimpse of the Olympic Stadium in the Olympic park.  It is now chiefly a football ground and was a disappointment to me as I expected something more imposing. I have not much to say about the morning as it was a sad time.  My older son TonyContinue reading “A day of different shades”

A sloe march

Today’s guest picture is a cabbage from our daughter Annie’s allotment.  Possibly the best cabbage ever, I think that you will agree. We had a forecast of persistent rain all day so I resolved to put the day to good use by doing things that needed to be done. It was indeed raining when weContinue reading “A sloe march”

Green walk

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary’s Lake District trip.  I have shown you some of her nice bridges so I thought I better include a lake too.  This is Grasmere. The main business of the day was our Carlisle Community Choir concert in the afternoon but the morning was free for other things. Continue reading “Green walk”

A quick dip

Today’s guest picture comes from Mike Tinker.  He was in Oban on the west coast of Scotland when he saw this fine sunset. We had some very welcome sunshine here today but the price to pay for it was a frosty morning and this in turn put paid to any idea of having a cycleContinue reading “A quick dip”

Hard going

Dropscone did Forth bridges while he was in Edinburgh.  He went over the rail bridge by train, walked back over the mile long road bridge on foot and found time to take this artistic misty picture of the new crossing in between times. We had another fine day today but it was decidedly chilly andContinue reading “Hard going”

Seeing people, doing stuff

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce’s trip to the east coast where he visited the picturesque harbour at North Berwick. We had our coldest morning of the year here with the thermometer showing below zero when we got up.  It was dry and sunny though so I was able to walk up toContinue reading “Seeing people, doing stuff”

Out cold

Today’s guest picture shows Ely Cathedral.  My brother was obviously keen on visiting cathedrals in October. We woke to lovely sunshine which was very welcome after the recent rain but the weather gods hadn’t done anything about the temperature which was only just above freezing. I shouldn’t complain about the weather as the statistics publishedContinue reading “Out cold”

Gloom brightened by some gold

Today’s guest picture shows Inverary Castle in spring this year.  It was sent to me by ‘Garden Tour’ Nancy from Washington State, USA.  She met us in May with her husband Phil when they stopped at Langholm on a tour of Britain  before going on to the Highlands. We enjoyed, if that is the rightContinue reading “Gloom brightened by some gold”

Postponed precipitation

Today’s wonderful guest picture is another from my nephew Dan’s visit to Iceland and I put it in as a tribute to Iceland’s victory over the England football team.  Their win was almost as overwhelming as these falls. We have been promised rain for two days now so I got up early and was outContinue reading “Postponed precipitation”