Scones and songs

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia.  It shows the Hood Monument at Compton Dundon.  She tells me that Admiral Samuel Hood (1724-1816) was the son of the local vicar who took in a navy captain when his carriage broke down. Young Samuel (and his younger brother Alexander) were so taken by theContinue reading “Scones and songs”

Foot and mouth or parking and parkin

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  With all that dog walking going on, the household wellies need somewhere to have a good rest when they get home. Our wintery weather continued with the temperature in low single figures all day.  We had been threatened with snow but got occasional sunny spells interrupted byContinue reading “Foot and mouth or parking and parkin”

My glass is half full and half empty

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who met this violinist in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.  The exhibition is called “Too Cute”. I had a restless but inactive day as my dratted foot went from being more or less pain free at breakfast to extremely sore by the end of the day. Continue reading “My glass is half full and half empty”

Under a cloud

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who visited Birmingham for an organ recital and took some time out to enjoy the canals while he was there. We had what was possibly the last of our run of fine sunny days today and once again we started off with frost on the ground. TheContinue reading “Under a cloud”

Meteorologically miserable

Today’s guest pictures brings the only ray of sunshine into this post.  It was taken by my brother Andrew who was enjoying the fifty mile view from Alport Heights in Derbyshire at the time. It was a day about the weather of which, the less said the better.  It was wet and windy from dawnContinue reading “Meteorologically miserable”

Short of both sunshine and an instant cure

Today’s guest picture is another look at the supersized crazy golf course in Nottingham.  My brother Andrew passed it on his way to classes at the university. I was hoping for a bright day today so that I could take some seaside picture when I went to visit my physio who lives on the SolwayContinue reading “Short of both sunshine and an instant cure”

Rotten timing

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who is on holiday in Wales.  He took the opportunity to see one of the most famous engineering feats of Thomas Telford, a local Eskdale hero.  The picture shows the magnificent Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which carries the Langollen canal through the skies over the river Dee. We had a slightlyContinue reading “Rotten timing”

Scones and songs brighten the day

Today’s guest picture is another from our friend Bruce’s Highland tour.  It shows McCaig’s Tower in Oban, a prominent granite folly overlooking the town. It was a rotten day here, rainy, cold and with gusty winds.  It was hard to see the birds at the feeder… …but much easier to see Dropscone coming round withContinue reading “Scones and songs brighten the day”

Scones, scuttling around and singing

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony’s walk round the Wemyss Estate.  As well as a parakeet in a tree, he came across a curious deer which was looking a bit lost. We were visited by storm Diana today.  I must say that the practice of giving passing weather fronts a name isContinue reading “Scones, scuttling around and singing”