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”

Interruptions and delays

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair.  He knows that I like cascades, so he sent me this picture of the Calton Steps in Edinburgh today. We had showers here today but nothing like they must have had in Edinburgh.  It was the sort of day when every time that you poked your noseContinue reading “Interruptions and delays”

A late return

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who saw this pink elephant but swears that she hadn’t touched a drop of drink all day.  I believe her. It is going to be a rushed post today as I went to Carlisle to sing with our Carlisle choir at the local music festival in twoContinue reading “A late return”

Hey ho, the wind and the rain

Today’s guest picture, brightening a gloomy day here, was sent to me from sunny Barbados by my namesake and near neighbour Tom who is on holiday there.  He is to be seen waving in the picture as he stands behind the remains of one of the biggest guns ever built, the product of the HARP project.Continue reading “Hey ho, the wind and the rain”

A touch of snow

I have delved into my archives to find today’s guest picture sent by my Somerset correspondent, Venetia last October.  It shows a footpath that is not totally welcoming. We woke to an altered view from our upstairs window. The snow hadn’t got down as far as the town though and I was able to walkContinue reading “A touch of snow”

Just time for a stroll

Today’s guest picture comes from Jenni, my highland correspondent, and shows a flock of long tailed tits enjoying her peanuts.  They are beautiful little birds and we are very envious as we would like to see them in our garden. We had a generally sunny and cheerful day here today; cheerful that was as longContinue reading “Just time for a stroll”

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”

Left handed photography

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who appears to be spending May Day in Madrid.  He visited El Parque de Buen Retiro where he admired the colossal statue of Alfonse XIII, best viewed from across the boating lake. After putting on a good show for the visit of Mary Jo yesterday, the localContinue reading “Left handed photography”

Through the rude wind’s wild lament….

I have run out of new guest pictures so I am returning to my Somerset correspondent Ventetia’s trip to America.  She was driven along some beautiful  but slightly scary roads. While we didn’t go quite as far as the guest picture, we were visited by some very unwelcome snow here and the temperature only justContinue reading “Through the rude wind’s wild lament….”

Feeling the heat

Today’s guest picture comes from my Sheffield correspondent Edward.    He has acquired a second bird for his backyard. We woke to a light snow shower and I took the hint and retired back to bed for a snooze and a crossword after breakfast, while alternating snow and rain showers appeared beyond the windows.  I feltContinue reading “Feeling the heat”