Feet on the ground

Today’s guest picture is another blast of Irene’s sunny South African sketches. We had a quietly grey day here today, dull but dry and calm.  It would have been another good day for a cycle ride and it has been annoying that probably the best two days for a bike ride that we are likelyContinue reading “Feet on the ground”

Into every life etc….but not today.

Today’s guest picture is another mode of transport spotted by my friend Bruce on his jaunt in the south.  This time he was at Pickering. It was raining in the very early hours of the morning but by the time that we got up, the rain had gone and the sun had appeared.  To stopContinue reading “Into every life etc….but not today.”

Back in the old routine

Today’s guest picture comes from my neighbour Liz.  She enjoyed this misty view on one of her morning walks recently. There were no views at all when we woke up this morning, as the hills were shrouded in clouds and a fine drizzle was falling.  Luckily I had a stint in the Welcome to LangholmContinue reading “Back in the old routine”

A little tired

Today’s guest picture is of a rather stuck up group of august personages which my brother Andrew found in a church in Hull on a recent visit. I think that the permanently changeable weather is beginning to get to me and I am currently feeling rather short of beans to be full of.  As aContinue reading “A little tired”

On song

Today’s guest picture is another from Ada.  She thought that a good burst of almond blossom might cheer us up.  She saw it on her recent holiday in Tenerife. We have got a bit of blossom indoors here at the moment.  Mrs Tootlepedal brought some snowdrops in from the garden and was amazed by howContinue reading “On song”

Getting better all the time (got to admit it)

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who was in Sheffield to attend a grandchild’s nativity play.  He took the opportunity to show me the cathedral there. We had one of those misty winter mornings which would have repaid an early rise and a rush to the top of a hill to get someContinue reading “Getting better all the time (got to admit it)”

Going the extra mile

Today’s guest picture comes from our older son Tony.  He was working on a street just below Edinburgh Castle and found a moment to enjoy the splendid view. The Scandinavian high pressure system is holding firm and we had another beautiful day here.  I had contemplated going for a bike ride but it was quiteContinue reading “Going the extra mile”

Making the most of it

The guest picture of the day is a fine crab apple tree, her pride and joy, sent to me by my Somerset correspondent Venetia.   I can see why she likes it. By all accounts, today is to be the last of our recent sunny spell with the temperature set to drop, the wind to riseContinue reading “Making the most of it”

Uphill work

Today’s guest picture comes from my elder son and shows one of his dogs having a grand postprandial snooze. The forecast was very good and the wind was light so it was a perfect day for a pedal and for once I had the time to take advantage of this.  Dropscone and I have been inveigledContinue reading “Uphill work”

Mob handed

Today’s picture shows my brother Andrew at Pop’s View in NZ.  It was taken by my sister Susan on her phone.  Who needs a camera? We didn’t have quite the same mountains to look at here today, but we did have some excellent sunshine.  It was still freezing when we got up but the sunshineContinue reading “Mob handed”