Catching up

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile, Irving.  He tells me that he hasn’t seen this recent visitor to his garden in Lochmaben for some time. It was good to be back home again today after the very enjoyable visit to London but the weather didn’t seem very pleased to see me as it wasContinue reading “Catching up”

Another day, another free meal

Today’s guest picture shows Justin half way up the Old Man of Coniston in the Lake District  yesterday.  He was accompanying my brother Andrew to the summit and had paused to admire the view.  My brother took the picture. I am going to break with habit and start today’s post with a picture that IContinue reading “Another day, another free meal”

Very thorough

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by our daughter Annie along with the comment, “Guess where I am.”  It turns out that it’s not Naples….or Middlesbrough. Wherever it was, it was a lot nicer there than it was here today.  It was raining when we got up and it is still raining, albeit inContinue reading “Very thorough”

A kindly wind

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who was impressed by this polite message on an Edinburgh tram…especially as the delay was only for three minutes. The jet stream is currently rushing down one side of the British Isles and up the other, trapping some quite chilly air over the top of us andContinue reading “A kindly wind”

Nothing doing

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit to Nottingham Castle by my brother Andrew.  No sign of the sheriff. For the first time in a while, I had a good night’s sleep and woke refreshed and invigorated.  It hardly needs saying that the weather gods had a really good laugh at this and made itContinue reading “Nothing doing”

Working

Today’s guest picture was sent to me yesterday by Mike Tinker but was taken by him  in New Zealand in March.  It shows a Protea which he saw there.  This is a bit odd as it is a native of South Africa.  Perhaps it was on holiday too. We were a bit discombobulated today asContinue reading “Working”

Another miracle cure

After yesterday’s lack of a guest picture, I have had many kind offers which I will get to in time but this one from my younger son, showing the world’s most elegant young lady, had to go in first. I woke up full of aches and pains and although I am well known for myContinue reading “Another miracle cure”

A tootle but no pedal

Today’s guest picture shows my friend Bruce’s dog Guthrie relaxing in Sheffield where he is on holiday.  He had two walks yesterday and felt the need of a little lie down. As my knee was still sore, I was in full Guthrie mode today and did very little of note.  Another cold, windy, grey dayContinue reading “A tootle but no pedal”

Stretcher case

Today’s guest picture, taken by my sister Mary on one of her walks, shows an artwork at the Tower of London.  It consists of ceramic poppies and when it is finished, it will surround the tower with a flood of poppies equal to the number of British and Commonwealth casualties of the First World War. Continue reading “Stretcher case”