A song and a stroll

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. It shows a delightful vegetated shingle beach where she took a seaside walk today. We had another day with rain and thunder in the forecast, but happily, there was no sign of either as we cycled off to sing in the church choir in the morning. InContinue reading “A song and a stroll”

A round trip

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He has been paying more attention to his garden in the lockdown and it is looking good. He likes the way that his arch not only provides a hanging point for his flower baskets but frames his big tomato plants too. We didn’t pay much attention toContinue reading “A round trip”

A curious connection

Today’s guest picture is the newt that Bruce was seen going to great lengths to photograph in a recent guest picture of the day. The newt prefers to remain anonymous. We had another very hot day by our standards today, with the thermometer well over 80°F in the afternoon. A weather station in the townContinue reading “A curious connection”

A day of sitting around

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline from Southsea on the south coast. She attended a coffee morning in a well sheltered garden where a small group of carefully separated friends were able to meet and chat. Our garden coffee gathering here was more open to the elements… …but fortunately, kind temperatures and lightContinue reading “A day of sitting around”

Apres le deluge, moi

Today’s guest picture shows that Bruce was not just looking at trams on the Great Orme. He was looking at the view of Llandudno too. After yesterday’s miserable day, we had a very pleasant, warm and often sunny day today. I didn’t make the most of it but I didn’t entirely waste it. The better weatherContinue reading “Apres le deluge, moi”

Some welcome warmth

Today’s guest picture comes from Mike Tinker who is on holiday in Wales.  He tells me , “I came across this interesting ancient monument while walking here in New Radnor -it is strangely called Four Stones.”  I think that I have worked out how it got its title. We had a really pleasant day today –Continue reading “Some welcome warmth”

All action

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce’s tour of the Mediterranean.  This is Dubrovnik. My plan was to get up early and go for a cycle ride before the wind got too strong and I managed to get up quite early and go for a cycle ride but the wind was pretty strong anyway. As IContinue reading “All action”

It takes two to tootle

Today’s guest picture, sent by my sister Mary, shows Mr Grumpy’s London cousin trying to pass himself off as a swan or goose at the Serpentine. We were threatened with rain today but in the end it didn’t arrive until the evening and we had a dry, cool day instead.  I had to begin theContinue reading “It takes two to tootle”

In the heat of the day

Today’s picture, sent by my brother, shows the hobby horse procession which is part of the mayor’s parade in Banbury where my brother lives.  It’s a big day there as you can see. We had an absolute 100%, cast iron, guaranteed summer day today, better than any day we had in the whole of lastContinue reading “In the heat of the day”