So far and no further

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. She tells us that our granddaughter Evie has just made two new friends. After yesterday’s hint of warmth, we were back to grey and cold again today, but once again it didn’t rain which was a blessing. Mrs Tootlepedal spent most of the day at a stitchingContinue reading “So far and no further”

A bit of a blow

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He visited Sheffield for cultural purposes recently and enjoyed a sunny spell while he was there. We had a very occasional glimpse of the sun here today, but in general it was grey and pretty windy again. Dropscone came round for coffee, bringing some of his excellentContinue reading “A bit of a blow”

A damp squib

Today’s guest picture comes from my Manitoba correspondent Mary Jo. Wide awake readers looking at the picture will probably realise that she is not currently in Manitoba. She is house sitting on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii and this was her breakfast view. She tells me that it’s a tough job but that someone hasContinue reading “A damp squib”

A surprise

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Ada’s recent trip to Tenerife. She met a hoopoe while she was there. We didn’t have a hoopoe here today, but we did have plenty of familiar birds on another chilly, grey morning. There was enough of a queue after breakfast to persuade a greenfinch to kick anContinue reading “A surprise”

Flat out (and back)

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who found that it was an extremely calm day as he walked into town this afternoon. We got up to another standard cold and grey day here, but the wind was light and it didn’t feel too bad as we cycled to church to sing in theContinue reading “Flat out (and back)”

Not getting the picture

Today’s guest picture is a wonderful photograph of the northern lights seen from his campsite in Braemar by my walking friend Mark who embarked on a four day mountain trek today. Once again, we woke up to sunshine here, but once again, it soon clouded over. Today however, the sun did make some welcome reappearancesContinue reading “Not getting the picture”

A song and a stroll

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He was walking through Regents Park in London yesterday on his way to have coffee with my sister Mary after her game of tennis when he passed the Triton and Dryads fountain. After a promise of a week of grey weather ahead, we got rather excited whenContinue reading “A song and a stroll”

Chancing my luck

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Mike. He and his wife Alison are visiting family in New Zealand. He sent me this picture to show the sort of thing his son has to put up with in his garden at this at this time of year. The weather gods welcomed us home with rainContinue reading “Chancing my luck”

Heeling spirit

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He visited this fine church in Melbourne, Derbyshire yesterday. We had another grey morning here with a very brisk wind making it feel quite a lot chillier than the thermometer said that it was. Sandy came down for coffee which brightened the day up a bit. AfterContinue reading “Heeling spirit”

Out and about

Today’s guest picture shows that Langholm isn’t the only place with fallen trees. My sister Susan in London found this tree blocking her way to the supermarket today. We had a reasonably calm and generally sunny day here today. It was frosty to start the day off, but by the time that I had gotContinue reading “Out and about”