Missing market

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s Irish adventure and shows one of the more exciting roads that the party drove over on their outings. We were in a state of deja vu today as the scene outside the window when we woke up was still snowy, the temperature was still around freezing and the skiesContinue reading “Missing market”

A bit more out and about

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who is on holiday.  He and his family visited Mizzen Head.  It is not on my list of places to visit for obvious reasons. For the first time for what seems like ages, we had quite a warm day today with the thermometer gently pushing at 10°C and itContinue reading “A bit more out and about”

Tidying up

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia.  She was walking at Burrington Combe in North Somerset, when she saw this sight on the far side of the road.  It is the very crag which inspired the writer of the 1763 hymn starting: ‘Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself  in Thee’ We had another dry andContinue reading “Tidying up”

Steady work

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, who was working under the shadow of the Forth Railway Bridge today and kindly sent me this fine picture of the noble structure. I had a day of constant but gentle activity with little time for staring out of the window or visiting the pond so theContinue reading “Steady work”

A day to get outside for a bit

Today’s guest picture is the last from Dropscone’s trip to the south.  His daughter Susan is a great motor racing fan so she took him to visit the historic Brooklands track.  There is not much of it left. Yesterday’s rain had disappeared today.  This was particularly pleasing as I had to start the day byContinue reading “A day to get outside for a bit”

A start and stop day

Today’s guest picture is another from Mike and Alison’s New Zealand adventure.  Mike thought correctly that it might warm me up.  He tells me that it shows Mapua with Rabbit Island in the background. At the other end of the earth from Mapua, we had a suitably dark and grey occasion here as we approachContinue reading “A start and stop day”

Cool and calm

Today’s guest picture is a shy creature, spied on the edge of town by my friend Bruce. We had another calm, dry day today but it was much too cold for me to think about cycling as it had been below zero over night and was still hovering at about 2° well into the morning. Continue reading “Cool and calm”

Coming to a town near you – Summer for one day only

Today’s guest picture comes from fellow archivist and Hibs supporter Ken.  Sadly he is having to leave the town to return to the north east of England for family reasons and he kindly sent me this picture of the Saltburn Viaduct, taken some years ago, which I hope will be the first of many fromContinue reading “Coming to a town near you – Summer for one day only”

Head in the clouds

Today’s guest picture comes from Fiona, my Newcastle correspondent who is spending Easter in The Netherlands, her husband’s country.  Her children were having fun on a Kabouter (gnome) hunt. Our welcome spell of dry and relatively calm weather continued in spite of this being a holiday weekend and after Mrs Tootlepedal went off to singContinue reading “Head in the clouds”

Blown away

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother on the 3rd of March and shows snow in the Lake District then.  It snowed here today at the very end of the month.  So much for March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb. When I woke up at eight o’clock, itContinue reading “Blown away”