Another day, another free meal

Today’s guest picture shows Justin half way up the Old Man of Coniston in the Lake District  yesterday.  He was accompanying my brother Andrew to the summit and had paused to admire the view.  My brother took the picture. I am going to break with habit and start today’s post with a picture that IContinue reading “Another day, another free meal”

Up, up and away…and then back again

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who visited Kew Gardens yesterday with my sister Susan.  They went to the water lily house. I had had a look at the weather forecast last night and as a result I had thought that an early start would be best for cycling.  These sort of plansContinue reading “Up, up and away…and then back again”

A stitch in time

Today’s guest picture is something Dropscone saw in the moat when he was visiting Hever Castle  last week.  He is pretty sure that it is a bird. It was a miserable soggy, grey and windy day in the morning and I wisely found things to do indoors.  With seven songs to have off by heartContinue reading “A stitch in time”

At long last, a scone

Today’s guest picture(s) come from Dropscone’s highland holiday but were not taken by him.  They are the work of his recorder playing daughter Susan, who made the montage, and show scenes from their visit to Dunrobin Castle, the falconry there, the seaside and a nearby broch. We were once again the beneficiaries of a ScandinavianContinue reading “At long last, a scone”

Gently does it

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She visited  the Tate Modern Art Gallery’s  new Switch House yesterday and thought that I might prefer the view from the window to the exhibits. I had a rather disturbed night, being woken by the sound of pounding rain accompanied by thunder and lightning.  As a resultContinue reading “Gently does it”

Revolting legs

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie, who went to the Chelsea Flower Show yesterday and took a lot of pictures.  This shows one of the gardens at the show. We had another spell of very pleasant weather today but between things to do and protesting legs, bicycling was not on the menu (althoughContinue reading “Revolting legs”

A stroll and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone, who is not too old to take a walk along the track above the town. A very brisk wind greeted me when I got up this morning and this provided a convenient excuse for a morning of not cycling after yesterday’s efforts.  Instead, I had coffee with Sandy, mowedContinue reading “A stroll and a song”

Falling leaves

Today’s guest picture comes from the son of my friend Sue and shows the very impressive container (used only once on the trip from Hong Kong) which Sue has had craned into her garden.  She will transmogrify it into a garden room and office. We have been blessed with an unexpected rise in temperatures andContinue reading “Falling leaves”

Further incursions

Today’s guest picture, a lovely study of the Lake District, comes from my sister Mary who was on holiday there last week. Yesterday’s sunny and warm day turned out to have been yet another false start on the long march towards summer and we were back to grey, windy and far from warm conditions today. Continue reading “Further incursions”

Bowled over by Bertha

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by the mother of Luke, my flute pupil.  They have been on holiday and enjoyed this atmospheric view of Loch Leven from their holiday cottage in Glencoe. We had another day here of being buffeted by ex tropical storm Bertha, although we got off lightly compared with theContinue reading “Bowled over by Bertha”