A much better use of some sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair who has visited his local park. It shows that Mr Grumpy’s relatives are branching out in Edinburgh. After some heavy overnight rain, it was a relief to wake up to a dull but dry morning today, with the temperature well above freezing. In these dark days atContinue reading “A much better use of some sunshine”

Not the foggiest

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She saw this Victorian typewriter in a museum of brands in London and thought that it looked interesting. I agree. We woke up to a very misty and chilly morning with the temperature just above freezing. Both the mist and the temperature lifted during the day,Continue reading “Not the foggiest”

Flat calm

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. His dog Henry took him up to the top of Warbla in yesterday’s strong winds. Mark reckons that judging by how flat Henry’s ears were, the wind must have been blowing at 50 mph. Henry thought that it was fun. After two days of continuous strongContinue reading “Flat calm”

Better late than never

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He has added to the collection of Scottish islands that he has visited by going to the Isle of Coll of our west coast. We had another dry and fine day here with quite a bit of sunshine. The active part of it started with first aContinue reading “Better late than never”

Taken for a ride

Today’s guest picture is an interior from Venetia’s visit to the Roman villa at The Newt. They have made a thorough job of the building. I managed to stick to my plan and do some Archive Group work after breakfast. Then the crossword had to wait as we cycled up to the tree nursery onContinue reading “Taken for a ride”

Not a dull moment

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s tour of Norfolk. He took this fine picture at Blickling House yesterday. After the rather gloomy weather here yesterday, we got a much better day today, less windy in the morning and much sunnier. The day was made sunnier still when first Dropscone and then Margaret arrivedContinue reading “Not a dull moment”

Definitely summer

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, and shows sea bathing at East Wemyss yesterday. We had a lovely summer day here from dawn to dusk. As a result we spent a lot of time in the garden, including having our coffee with Margaret while we were seated in the shade of the walnutContinue reading “Definitely summer”

Bike test

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He broke his journey back to Langholm today with a stop in Fort William. He was in just the right place at the right time to see a steam engine crossing the Caledonian Canal. We had a warmer, sunnier day today which was very welcome. The betterContinue reading “Bike test”

Going out like a lamb

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. I had to look twice to see that East Wemyss does not in fact have mist shrouded mountains in the background. After a night of heavy wind, we were relieved to find that there had been none of the destructive gusts that brought trouble before. In fact,Continue reading “Going out like a lamb”

The bigger picture

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She visited St Paul’s Cathedral and found herself among the choir stalls. We had to get up a bit earlier than usual today, as we were expecting a delivery at any time between 7.30 and 9.30 in the morning, with a warning phone call 30 minutes beforeContinue reading “The bigger picture”