A slow start but a better finish

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone and reveals that the path in yesterday’s guest picture did indeed lead to a lighthouse, though the lighthouse is rather unusual.  It is opposite the port of Port Ellen next to Carraig Fhada at Kilnaughton Bay. The lighthouse was commissioned in 1832 by Walter Frederick Campbell in memory ofContinue reading “A slow start but a better finish”

Winded

I have kindly been sent a lot of guest pictures lately and I am working through them so I apologise to those whose great images have fallen through the sieve of time.  Today’s effort is from our younger son and shows his washing line on a typical recent day. We had another grey day todayContinue reading “Winded”

A day in the country

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She went down to the Thames a week or so ago to catch a boat and spent so much time taking its picture that she almost missed it. We had another warm, grey, damp morning today but it wasn’t raining and I was able to take a lookContinue reading “A day in the country”

Expert advice

Our friend Gavin must have been in Yorkshire today as he sent me this shot of the breakaway in the Tour de Yorkshire going through Leyburn for my guest picture. The promised better weather arrived today but it took its time and didn’t really arrive until the afternoon. As a result, I cycled along theContinue reading “Expert advice”

A day of contrasts

The guest picture of day comes from my brother Andrew, who looked up when he was visiting York Minster. Once again, we woke to a gloomy, damp day but it had the goodness to stop raining while I visited the dentist for a check up.   It was pleasantly warm as I walked home having beenContinue reading “A day of contrasts”

Nothing but blue skies

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my neighbour Gavin and shows the harbour at Crail on the east coast where he is on holiday.  We have booked a holiday cottage nearby for next April and I can guarantee that the weather won’t be this nice then. It was a day of perfect autumnContinue reading “Nothing but blue skies”

On the go

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba and shows a rather strange extra rock under the tree in her garden. Our run of really good weather continued today, although the temperatures are definitely getting chilly in the morning. I was pleased to wake up at a reasonable time as I had set myContinue reading “On the go”

An up and down sort of day

Today’s guest picture, sent by her mother, shows Matilda cleaning a fork at the sink. I had a day which didn’t go precisely to plan but which was mostly very enjoyable anyway.  It started well enough with a week of the newspaper index being dispatched into the Archive Group database, followed by a quick scoutContinue reading “An up and down sort of day”

Gently does it

Today’s guest picture come from my younger son and has a rather specialist appeal to those who can appreciate the wistful sense of humour of the tradesmen of who superimposed the ‘for sale’ sign on top of the word ‘better’ on the now closed ‘better together’ shopfront.  The scratched out sticker on the lamp-post inContinue reading “Gently does it”

Rapid improvement

Today’s guest picture comes from my older son Tony and shows a view of Oban, where he was having a short break with his partner Marianne this last weekend. We had another lovely day here today and I was in a much better state to enjoy it than I was yesterday.  Happily, most of theContinue reading “Rapid improvement”