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”

Making a pile

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent.  She stopped to look a new monument celebrating the world speed record for helicopter flight, set in 1986 and by chance met two of the designers of the helicopter, the Geraghty brothers, who were visiting the monument themselves. Very obligingly it had rained during the night andContinue reading “Making a pile”

A bit of this and a bit of that

Today’s guest picture shows a cheerfully departed couple whom my brother Andrew met in York Minster earlier this month. Our very good spell of weather continued today and this meant that the steady supply of plums ripening on the tree continues.  I try to pick them just before they become fully ripe so that theyContinue reading “A bit of this and a bit of that”

From point to point

Today’s guest picture shows a gardener hard at work in Queen Mary’s garden in Regent’s Park.  He was spotted by my sister Mary. We had another beautiful day today and the present weather has certainly made up for the gloomy spell last week.  Owing to failing to go to bed at a sensible time yesterday,Continue reading “From point to point”

Getting the wind up

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who is on an elephant hunt in Sheffield. We had another lovely day today, with wall to wall sunshine accompanied by gentle temperatures ideal for those who don’t do too well in the heat.  The only fly in the ointment was a brisk and bullying wind  whichContinue reading “Getting the wind up”

Hopes dashed

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce.  He and his wife visited the far western end of the Roman Wall yesterday and enjoyed this signpost which they found there.  (Wallsend is at the eastern end of the wall.) I was very hopeful that since today was the first day of the new school termContinue reading “Hopes dashed”