Quincentenary

Today’s guest picture is another from my daughter’s working trip to Venice.  After the storm had passed, she got a better view out of her office window. We woke to a brilliantly sunny morning and I got up into my cycle clothes, ready for a pedal in the sun.  A look at the thermometer, whichContinue reading “Quincentenary”

Good timetabling

Today’s guest picture, from my ex-colleague Ada, shows a passing traveller whom she ran into (but not over)  on the road. The forecast said that it would start to rain at 3pm today and it was absolutely spot on which made it lucky that I had managed to get my day organised on that basis.Continue reading “Good timetabling”

Letting the grass grow under my feet

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s tour with Justin.  They visited Sizergh Castle near Kendal on their way to Langholm. The forecast had suggested that today would be calm, dry and occasionally sunny, a perfect day for mowing grass. Mowing the grass was was tempting but the lack of wind, a very rareContinue reading “Letting the grass grow under my feet”

Green walk

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary’s Lake District trip.  I have shown you some of her nice bridges so I thought I better include a lake too.  This is Grasmere. The main business of the day was our Carlisle Community Choir concert in the afternoon but the morning was free for other things. Continue reading “Green walk”

Going the extra mile

Today’s guest picture comes from our older son Tony.  He was working on a street just below Edinburgh Castle and found a moment to enjoy the splendid view. The Scandinavian high pressure system is holding firm and we had another beautiful day here.  I had contemplated going for a bike ride but it was quiteContinue reading “Going the extra mile”

The song starts again

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who, while on a motorised meander round the borders, came upon an unusual road sign near Hobkirk. The day started off rather gloomily as far as the weather went but improved hour by hour as it went on. I should have made better use of it thanContinue reading “The song starts again”

King of the castle

Today’s guest picture is the town hall of Ripon.  My brother, who was visiting,  was much taken with the inscription. We had a day of pleasantly cool but sunny weather today and if I hadn’t had quite a strenuous pedal yesterday, I would have been out on my bike.  As it was, I spent aContinue reading “King of the castle”

Lorne Care

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent Fiona.  She took the family to the seaside at Cullercoats on the east coast.  Sharp eyed readers will notice some sea bathers who can be counted as pretty hardy folk. It was a blue sky treat of a day today, cool and dewy in the morning butContinue reading “Lorne Care”

Showing up

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who is hanging around in Brazil focussing on jaguars.  She made a very good job of focussing her camera on this one. We were focussed on the Eskdale Agricultural Show, commonly known as the Cattle Show, for most of the day today.  I started off byContinue reading “Showing up”

Testing the legs

Today’s guest picture comes from Gavin, who has been on holiday in the north east where he came across Donald Trump’s new golf course.  He says it looks very good and thinks that Donald should maybe concentrate on golf courses more and give up thoughts of ruling the world. I had a gentle day dayContinue reading “Testing the legs”