Having a berry good time

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend and horticultural adviser Liz.  She went for a paddle on the Union Canal, and knowing that I like bridges, she sent me this. After two sunny day, we reverted to a grey and drizzly day again today.  It was an ideal morning for staying indoors so I didContinue reading “Having a berry good time”

Singing in the sunshine

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s visit to Paris.  She went to the Musee D’Orsay while she was there.  The clock is very fine, I think. We had another fine and dry day today but as it coincided with a two choir day, I couldn’t make much outdoor use of the goodContinue reading “Singing in the sunshine”

Sunshine sandwich

Today’s guest picture is a second from my brother’s trip to Tamworth.  As well as the colourful gardens, he enjoyed the contrast between the Tamworth’s ancient bridge and the modern buildings behind it. We woke up to sunshine.  It was hard to believe but it was undoubtedly there.  After breakfast, I went out into theContinue reading “Sunshine sandwich”

Making hay while the sun shone

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He cycled from Derby to Belper (about 10 miles) to enjoy this slice of joy in the book cafe there.  Then he cycled home again. We had a generally sunny day today and I tried to make the best of it. I started off by putting aContinue reading “Making hay while the sun shone”

Better

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to the Haynes International Motor Museum.  This is a 1949 Jaguar 3.5 litre saloon and very nice too.  They keep the exhibits very well polished. The day started much as yesterday had finished, windy and grey. I wisely spent so much time over breakfast that by theContinue reading “Better”

A bit of bad timing

Today’s guest post comes from my brother’s latest group walk.  They covered eight miles with enough climbing to offer some fine views like this one over the village of Crich. It was another day of frequent heavy rain showers and brisk winds here, and we chickened out and drove the few hundred yards to theContinue reading “A bit of bad timing”

Charging about

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  She took our new granddaughter, Evelyn Rose to the allotment in her ‘travel system’ or push chair as it used to be called.  Annie hasn’t been able to work on the allotment recently for obvious reasons but she was pleased to find her dahlias thriving on benignContinue reading “Charging about”

Power fencing

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony’s Highland holiday.  He has sent me a lot of good pictures but this one gets my seal of approval. We had another fine day and I had hoped to get some useful cycling in, but a sore back when I got up put paid to anyContinue reading “Power fencing”

That’s more like it

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce, who by coincidence passed me when I was out cycling this afternoon.  He had visited a distillery on his recent highland tour and was wondering whether he had imagined the rainbow when he came out but his wife confirmed that it really was there. There was no chance ofContinue reading “That’s more like it”

Learning my lesson

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who was at the Roxburghe Golf course when he came across a reminder of the strong winds that battered us last month. There was a brisk wind here today but not as brisk as the one that had knocked that tree to bits. I had time for a quickContinue reading “Learning my lesson”