Traditional pursuits

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  He attended the Fife agricultural show on a damp day yesterday. We had a calm and tolerably warm day today at North Berwick although an early glimpse of sun soon headed out to sea…. …leaving us feeling that a coat might be a good thing. After breakfast,Continue reading “Traditional pursuits”

More blooming bluebells

Today’s guest picture is a second from Bruce’s recent visit to the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.  I make no apologies, I love steam engines.  This one was built in 1896 and is a lot older than me. We had yet another lovely day here with more wall to wall sunshine and no call for a jumperContinue reading “More blooming bluebells”

A mean wind

Today’s guest picture comes from Stephen, my sister Susan’s friend.  He used to live  in New Zealand but has moved to Sydney in Australia where he sees a lot of ibis on his way to the gym. We had another dry day here but there was a cold wind blowing which made it feel farContinue reading “A mean wind”

Just a little bit more

Today’s guest post comes from our son Tony who has been having wonderful weather lately on the shores of the Firth of Forth. Our day started brightly…. …after another frosty morning but as the day went on, the clouds came over. Dropscone dropped in for coffee, bringing treacle scones with him.  He is very excitedContinue reading “Just a little bit more”

A little bit of everything

Today’s guest picture is another from the Derby shopping centre insect infestation.  My brother tells me that you can talk to the insects but I wouldn’t know what to say to a stag beetle. I didn’t have much confidence in a weather forecast that said that it wasn’t going to rain today but I wasContinue reading “A little bit of everything”

Getting around

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter’s partner, Joe.  They are on holiday in the Highlands and Joe found an uncharacteristically quiet day to take this fine shot of Annie. The temperature here was a very reasonable 7°C again today so if I hadn’t been distracted by a very tricky seasonal prize crossword which wastedContinue reading “Getting around”

Winding down

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who visited Tamworth recently and found the castle gardens looking well kept. We had another fine day here today and indeed there was only 1 cm of rain in Mary Jo’s rain gauge when I looked this evening so we have had a pretty dry week.  ItContinue reading “Winding down”

Going a couple of rounds with Ali

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia.  Her cat brought in a most unexpected visitor not long ago.  Luckily it wasn’t an adder but a harmless grass snake and it survived. We were promised some rough and windy weather  from Storm Ali and we got some rough and windy weather with gusts betweenContinue reading “Going a couple of rounds with Ali”

Night and day

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce and shows his dog, Guthrie considering the pros and cons of a quick swim in the leisure pool  on the Castleholm. The changeable weather came as forecast but luckily for us, all the rain came during the hours of darkness and the day wasContinue reading “Night and day”