Settling down

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline in Southsea. It goes to show that we don’t have a monopoly on elegant tulips here. Today was all about settling back into routine life at home after the excitements of visiting family in the south. We managed pretty well. After breakfast, the newspapers, and the crossword,Continue reading “Settling down”

A welcome and a welcome surprise

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He found a moment in his working day yesterday morning to stop and appreciate the sunrise. We woke up to a fine morning here today, and at 7°C it was theoretically quite warm for the time of year. It didn’t take long in a piercing wind outsideContinue reading “A welcome and a welcome surprise”

A spruce day

Today’s guest picture comes from ex Archive Group member Ken. He is on holiday in Faro, where he spotted a stork on top of a disused church. Once again, I am happy to have a sunny guest picture on a very dull day here. My social day started well with coffee and scones with Dropscone.Continue reading “A spruce day”

Slow progress

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He gets up early, and was out in time to enjoy this fine sunrise at East Wemyss this morning. I wasn’t up early, and even if I had been, there wouldn’t have been a fine sunrise to enjoy here as we had another grey and chilly day.Continue reading “Slow progress”

One to go

Today’s guest picture from our son Tony shows an East Wemyss stairway. Not the ‘stairway to heaven’ but the next best thing. We had a grey but dry day today and with the temperature well above freezing, it seemed like a good day for both a bicycle ride and putting another slab in place inContinue reading “One to go”

Azalea Armageddon

Today’s guest picture comes from Sandy.  He has attached a bird box to his shed and is very happy to see that it is getting used by blue tits. The day started with a WhatsApp conversation with Annie and Joe and our granddaughter Evie.  Evie is ten months old now and very grown up. WeContinue reading “Azalea Armageddon”

I have learned my lesson

Mary Jo from Manitoba has answered my request for guest pictures and has sent me one not from Manitoba but from London.  It shows Abney Park in Stoke Newington, one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ garden cemeteries of London.  It is a woodland memorial park and a local nature reserve. It was another chilly day hereContinue reading “I have learned my lesson”

Sand in the works

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He lives in Derby, one of the places affected by the recent heavy rain and found his route home blocked.  Luckily another route was possible so he got home safely. After two visits to two cities in two days, I was very happy to have a quietContinue reading “Sand in the works”

A stroll, a spin and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who, in spite of some grey weather, went down to the south bank of the Thames yesterday and enjoyed the view. Here, our recent pattern of chilly mornings but dry days continued, although we didn’t get quite as much sun as we have had recently and asContinue reading “A stroll, a spin and a song”

Slowly getting back in the groove

Today’s guest picture comes from that inveterate traveller Bruce.  He looked in on a tea dance at the famous Tower Ballroom in Blackpool but did not venture onto the floor himself.  Doubtless things will be a bit more lurid on 16th November when Strictly comes to town. Finally our spell of mild autumn weather cameContinue reading “Slowly getting back in the groove”