Sloe bicycling

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my son Tony.  He is the one on the hindmost of the two greys galloping along at the Lauder Common Riding. The photo was taken by ‘Lord Spencer-Taylor’, aka Robbie We were expecting guests in the early evening so the morning was spent making ready for theirContinue reading “Sloe bicycling”

Hanging up and riding out

Today’s guest picture comes from the sister of the Canadian lady, Lucie, who sent me a fine picture of a bison. Jennifer, the sister, lives in the Highlands of Scotland and sent me this picture of a view from Feabuie woods near Culloden Battlefield, across the Moray Firth to the Black Isle. We could haveContinue reading “Hanging up and riding out”

From bike to bog to boogie

Today’s guest picture shows what is needed to stop erosion at a very popular hill top.  My brother Andrew visited the  summit of Mam Tor in the Peak District and took this striking picture on the way. As the main roads are generally free of lorries on a Sunday, I used to go up andContinue reading “From bike to bog to boogie”

A sunny mood

Today’s guest picture shows the audience at the reconstructed Globe Theatre in London.  It was taken yesterday by my sister Mary.  She enjoyed a performance of Richard II there. We enjoyed a non stop performance by the sun today.  Although it was none too warm in the morning, by the afternoon there could be noContinue reading “A sunny mood”

Getting the picture

In the absence of any guest pictures, I am repairing an omission for which I was rebuked by a reader after my Common Riding post. This is a shot of the Chinook helicopter which flew low over the town to check what was going on in the middle of the proceedings yesterday . Life wasContinue reading “Getting the picture”

Plum crazy

Today’s guest picture shows Devonport,  near Auckland in New Zealand. My brother travelled there last week.It was a good day today in many ways.  The sun shone, I got in a cycle ride and a walk, my hip was much improved and best of all, there were many ripe plums from our tree to beContinue reading “Plum crazy”