A Tootlepedal day

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew. He is still in London helping to sort out my sister’s affairs. He found time for a trip along the Thames today. It froze over night here but the temperature soon rose above freezing as the morning went on. It didn’t show any enthusiasm for actuallyContinue reading “A Tootlepedal day”

Up to a point

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. It shows our granddaughter Evie leading me across the hill this afternoon. The guest picture takes away quite a lot of the tension that I was hoping to build up regarding whether the weather would lighten up in time to let us get out for a walk.Continue reading “Up to a point”

Shortbread and a short walk

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent correspondent, Venetia. She has recently been on a trip to Norway. She was much amused to find that the pipes on this public bench were filled with hot water to ensure a comfortable seat on chilly days We didn’t get the friendly weather which we would haveContinue reading “Shortbread and a short walk”

A pedal at last

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. It shows the handsome church where both she and my sister Mary read lessons at a carol service last Sunday. After our unusually warm day yesterday, temperatures came down to a more normal December level and the thermometer hung around at about 6°C all day. It didn’tContinue reading “A pedal at last”

Re-heated

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. While I was on top of Whita yesterday and looking across the Solway to Skiddaw, he and a friend, and their dogs, were on top of Skiddaw 2000 ft higher than me, and looking back at Whita (when they had stopped posing for a picture). WeContinue reading “Re-heated”

A day for soup and a brisk walk

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. In spite of some morning frost, he still had some fine autumn colour to enjoy in Derby today. We had the first really frosty day of the winter today here with the thermometer touching -4°C (25°F) over night and staying below freezing until coffee time. It wasContinue reading “A day for soup and a brisk walk”

Spicing up my life

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He came across this unusual bee sculpture from Manchester made out of seized knives and firearms. It is touring Derbyshire to promote anti-violence policies. We had another cold day here, with a little rain in the morning, but it was mostly dry and sometimes bright. I startedContinue reading “Spicing up my life”

More mist

Today’s guest picture come from my sister Mary. Finding that she had a vacant day in her diary yesterday, she took the train to Peterborough and visited the cathedral there. We had another misty day here much like yesterday, with the difference that it was a degree or two colder. It was below freezing whenContinue reading “More mist”

A satisfying day

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. He took this delightful ‘light and shade’ shot across the valley from Warbla yesterday while he was having a late afternoon stroll with his wife, Leila. We had another very pleasant day here today as far as the weather went, and the events of the dayContinue reading “A satisfying day”

Plenty of sound and fury

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He came across what looks like a very superior bug hotel in the grounds of Nottingham University. After another noisy night here, where the roaring of the wind made it hard to sleep, we got another very windy and grey day today. On the plus side, itContinue reading “Plenty of sound and fury”