Farewell to our visitors

Today’s guest picture is another of my brother Andrew’s shots from his trip along the Thames yesterday. He has a lot of things to do just now, and he says that his head is spinning a lot faster than the London Eye was going round. Annie cooked some cheese and marmite pinwheels yesterday, and theyContinue reading “Farewell to our visitors”

Up to a point

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. It shows our granddaughter Evie leading me across the hill this afternoon. The guest picture takes away quite a lot of the tension that I was hoping to build up regarding whether the weather would lighten up in time to let us get out for a walk.Continue reading “Up to a point”

A surprise

Just to show that it still often sunny in East Wemyss, our son Tony sent us this picture taken a couple of days ago. We expected it to be cold this morning, but all the same we got quite a shock when we looked out of the window when we got up. The snow didn’tContinue reading “A surprise”

A surprisingly dry wet walk

Today’s guest picture brings a little sunshine to another grey day here. My brother Andrew enjoyed the setting sun picking out the fine new pedestrian bridge across the A52 in Derby yesterday. Dropscone brightened up a rainy morning when he arrived (bearing scones) to share a cup of coffee or two with me and MrsContinue reading “A surprisingly dry wet walk”

Hitting the heights

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He passed this old building, once a home for nurses in Derby, and now with just a frontage left standing. After a spell of grey and wet weather here, it was a pleasure to get up to a sunny morning today. The pleasure was slightly modified byContinue reading “Hitting the heights”

The weather gods play fair

Today’s guest photograph comes from my brother Andrew. He was pursuing his hobby of photographing swans when he discovered that on this occasion, all his swans were geese For many years, an eight mile New Year’s day run has been organised in Langholm on the basis of starting when you like but trying to timeContinue reading “The weather gods play fair”

Boxing clever

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He spotted some grasses being tossed this way and that by a brisk breeze while he was on his walk this afternoon. After a very rainy night, we had a rainy day here until well into the afternoon. As a result we had time on our handsContinue reading “Boxing clever”

Warming up

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. Like us, he had a chilly but bright day today and he liked this sunny church which he saw on his walk. With our gas boiler out of action, the house cooled down a lot overnight and it was a rather miserable 10°C downstairs when we gotContinue reading “Warming up”

A shorter day

Today’s guest picture comes from a fellow blogger, Gunta. She lives in Oregon, and having read the correspondence about Mr Grumpy sitting down, she sent me this lovely picture of a heron standing up in her neck of the woods. (She sent sitting down pictures too, but I liked this one best.) It was -7°CContinue reading “A shorter day”

Another (very small) mountain to climb

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She took a boat trip down the river Thames to Greenwich today and passed the famous Cutty Sark which these days seems to float on a building. Our current cold spell got colder today. The overnight temperature dropped to -5°C (22°°F) at breakfast time and didn’t riseContinue reading “Another (very small) mountain to climb”