Quiet morning, busy afternoon

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who is having a break with Marianne on the Isle of Skye. He couldn’t have chosen a better place or had a better day. We had what looked as though it was going to be a good day here, but it flattered to deceive and if thereContinue reading “Quiet morning, busy afternoon”

An introduction to induction

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia.  She was delighted to spot a squirrel in her garden.  She points out that it was so cold that the squirrel was using its tail to keep its ears warm. It rained heavily here over night but it had stopped by the morning and we gotContinue reading “An introduction to induction”

Gosh darn it

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce’s recent trip south and shows a public sculpture in Sheffield.  The sculpture is called ‘Double Helix’.   I like the sculpture but don’t know how it got its name as it looks more like a contorted screw eye than a double helix. Our slightly warmer weather continued today but soContinue reading “Gosh darn it”

Another family meal

Today’s guest picture finally reveals Bruce’s horses in all their beauty.  They are the Kelpies at Falkirk  and well worth a visit if you haven’t seen them yet.  They are huge. Our spell of sunny weather continued and the drop in temperature continued too, with the thermometer struggling to get over 2°C today and aContinue reading “Another family meal”

Not according to plan

Today’s guest picture comes from my former colleague Ada.  She encountered this sturdy cobweb on a walk today. It was grey and slightly drizzly at breakfast time but that didn’t matter to me as I was due to send two hours in the Welcome to Langholm Office, potentially offering advice to locals and visitors alike.Continue reading “Not according to plan”

Still not a fairweather cyclist

Today’s guest picture, kindly sent to me by Tuckamoredew from Edmonton, shows a fine snow sculpture.  He says that he enjoyed the mild weather while viewing the snow sculpture show.   There is mild and Canadian mild. For the second day running I was not a fair weather cyclist but whereas yesterday the weather was fairContinue reading “Still not a fairweather cyclist”

Ups and downs

Today’s photograph is an obliging fieldfare posing for Bruce on Sunday.  This was one of a large flock. I was one of a small flock (two) of cyclists going to Waterbeck this morning.  Dropscone had brought his speedy bike and was in determined mood with the result that we went round the run eight minutesContinue reading “Ups and downs”