Quite busy

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She visited Margate, home of the Turner Contemporary art gallery and was please to be able to capture a Turneresque shot of the seaside while she was there. I had a day of general activity, none of it very vigorous.   The morning started with the crossword andContinue reading “Quite busy”

New month, new weather

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He encountered a much needed moment of reflection in these turbulent times while on a visit to Keddlestone Hall. After our spell of frosty mornings and dry cool days, the temperature rose to greet the first day of November but unfortunately brought a lot of drizzle andContinue reading “New month, new weather”

A fond farewell

Today’s guest picture comes from my archives.  It was a grey and damp day here so I thought that this black and white picture of Skye with a lot of water in it, taken earlier in the year by our son Tony, was just the thing to match the day. As well as being dampContinue reading “A fond farewell”

Clouded vision

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia.  She visited the Haynes International Motor Museum with my sister Mary and saw many wonderful motor cars, including this 1900 Clement Voiturette. When you look back at them, there are some days which seem to rather slip through your grasp and you never really get aContinue reading “Clouded vision”

A shocking experience

Today’s unusual guest picture comes from my Australian correspondent Stephen.  He is currently in Melbourne. Last night he attended an opera performance in the Melbourne Arts Centre – the blue-lit building on the left of his picture. He took the shot while walking back to his hotel after the performance. The shot takes in the YarraContinue reading “A shocking experience”

A slow day

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan’s old friend Stephen who has been spending a week with his wife in Port Douglas, in Far North Queensland. He tells me that it is mid-winter there, and so the temperature is down to a chilly 25-26 degrees.  He sent me this suitably wintry illustration. It is summerContinue reading “A slow day”

The shock of the new

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She was hit in the eye by this burst of colour on her morning walk to Kenwood House. After breakfast, I cycled up to the town to do some business including paying in a handsome cheque kindly sent to me by the government.  This was a refundContinue reading “The shock of the new”

Hello, hello, hello

Today’s guest picture is a look back at Venetia’s African trip.  There are so few bees in our garden that I wondered whether a relative of this handsome carmine bee eater might be responsible for the dearth….but it is probably just the cool weather. A cold and sometimes drizzly day made it easy for meContinue reading “Hello, hello, hello”

A spring in the step

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He has gone to Wales for a jaunt and on his way, he stopped at the ancient city of Chester. I started the day by selling some postcards to the paper shop to help Archive Group funds and then visited the data miners in the new ArchiveContinue reading “A spring in the step”

Not much to recommend it

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary, who took a trip to the country at the weekend and came upon this delightful scene. We had a thoroughly soggy day here today with rain almost uninterrupted from dawn until dusk. Under the circumstances, a visit from Dropscone for coffee was more than usually welcome.  HeContinue reading “Not much to recommend it”