Another trip to Dumfries

I had to go a few weeks back into the files to find today’s guest picture. Our son Alistair sent us this shot of strange tracks in his Edinburgh garden in the February snow. What kind of a creature was this? The temperature dropped to 27.5°F (-2°C) overnight but there was no ice about whenContinue reading “Another trip to Dumfries”

Plan B(iscuits)

Today’s guest picture from my brother Andrew shows a pond near his house. It was well filled by the rain associated with Christoph. We had another cool day here today, with the temperature at zero at breakfast time and only rising to 5°C for an hour in the early afternoon. But it was dry andContinue reading “Plan B(iscuits)”

A non standard day

Today’s guest picture comes from Natasha, the daughter of our son Tony’s partner Marianne. Natasha was looking across the Forth at Newhaven Harbour on the Edinburgh shore. It was just as sunny today on her side as it always seems to be on Tony’s side. We had a better day today than our recent coolContinue reading “A non standard day”

The last post

Today’s guest picture is the final one from Venetia’s Moroccan trip.  It shows a gecko basking in the sun. It was another grey day here but slightly warmer and not actually raining as I walked to church in the morning.  Our bus driving organist had been called to do an an extra shift owing toContinue reading “The last post”

Keeping busy

Today’s guest picture is another from Alison and Mike Tinker’s New Zealand visit.  As well as bridges, they have flowers over there too. I try to keep off politics in this blog, but I cannot hide the fact that the English results of our general election were a disappointment to me and will lead usContinue reading “Keeping busy”

Practice makes nearly perfect

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who spotted this.  She tells me that she had not touched a drop. We had a sunny day from dawn until dusk and the garden was once again filled with butterflies… …but I let them get on in peace today and when I wasn’t having coffee andContinue reading “Practice makes nearly perfect”

Talking to my legs

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin.  He is visiting his son in California where he was impressed to see that every other parking space at his son’s place of work had an electric charging point.. We had an unusual day here today in that it didn’t rain at all.  People were walking roundContinue reading “Talking to my legs”

Here and gone

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s American adventure.  No prizes for guessing the name of this animal. We woke to an unexpected scene this morning…. …though it was only unexpected as it had arrived sooner than I was expecting. There wasn’t that much of a snowy scene though when I walked down to theContinue reading “Here and gone”

A day to get outside for a bit

Today’s guest picture is the last from Dropscone’s trip to the south.  His daughter Susan is a great motor racing fan so she took him to visit the historic Brooklands track.  There is not much of it left. Yesterday’s rain had disappeared today.  This was particularly pleasing as I had to start the day byContinue reading “A day to get outside for a bit”

Gone to pot

Today’s guest picture from my sister Mary shows Mr Grumpy’s London relative in Regent’s Park. Today’s chapter of the great end wall saga started well with the early arrival of the chimney pot removal gang and progressed smoothly with the actual removal of the aforesaid pot. While this was happening, I made some ginger biscuitsContinue reading “Gone to pot”