Suppé after tea

Today’s guest picture comes from my Sydney correspondent Stephen.  As he came out of the Sydney Opera House after a performance of Carmen yesterday, he saw this striking tribute to the many volunteer firemen who have been battling the blazes in Australia. After a restless night disturbed by strong wind and heavy rain,  we gotContinue reading “Suppé after tea”

Unconfined joy

Today’s guest picture is the second portrait of Tony’s dogs by Tash.  It looks as though the dogs had had a New Year’s splash even if Tony hadn’t. We were promised better weather today and we got it but it took some time to arrive as we were covered in mist for most of theContinue reading “Unconfined joy”

Nowhere and somewhere and then some

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s portfolio of London’s parks. With the thermometer at 2°C, it was warm enough for yesterday’s snow to be melting slowly but cold enough to keep me off the roads on my bike.  As a result, I girded my loins and did ten very boring miles onContinue reading “Nowhere and somewhere and then some”

More excuse for deep relaxation

Today’s guest picture is Mike’s phone photo of the Fairy Loup taken a few days ago when there was more water about.  It is a technological triumph as his phone sent it to my phone and my phone sent it to my computer. Although it wasn’t Sunday, it was a day of rest today asContinue reading “More excuse for deep relaxation”