Back on track

Today’s picture from Dropscone’s French adventure shows that he has been dragged off the golf course by his children for long enough to visit the market in Agen.  I hope he samples the famous prunes which are delicious. We woke to a frosty morning but without any wind or rain.  It was a morning tooContinue reading “Back on track”

Pedalling and paddling

Today’s picture shows the first snowdrop to be out in the garden this year. Today offered another cycling window amidst a poor forecast and Dropscone appeared very promptly in his anxiety not to get caught in the predicted rain.  We went round the traditional morning run down through Canonbie and back over the hill toContinue reading “Pedalling and paddling”

Run away

Today’s picture shows the nice shiny bike my daughter has just purchased for braving the streets of London. It has been well reviewed and she tells me that it is much lighter than her previous bike which can only be good.  She is of course putting mudguards on it. The reason that I took soContinue reading “Run away”

Snowed under

Today’s picture shows Wauchope Street at 1.30 a.m. this morning when we got back from the Gilnockie Burns Supper. It had been snowing like that for some hours and it became a distinct possibility that either the supper would be cancelled or we wouldn’t be able to get to it.  In the end, thanks toContinue reading “Snowed under”

A brief respite

Today’s picture, from my brother Andrew includes a bridge over a swollen Sor Brook near Banbury.  Rain everywhere. It was a brighter day here when I got up and there was even a hint of sunshine.  To compensate for this, there was a bitter wind blowing.  Sandy and I felt the extreme keenness of thisContinue reading “A brief respite”

A bird in the hand

Today’s picture is another from my brother’s recent visit to MadameTussauds.  Here my sister-in-law’s nephew has an audience of a sort.  He might have taken his hands out of his pocket. It was freezing hard and the sun was out when we woke up.  Dropscone was away on family business again and I had anContinue reading “A bird in the hand”

Mist out

Today’s picture, ruthlessly plundered from the NZ blog of Maisie’s mother, shows a fashion parade by her new chooks. We had another calm, sunny day today.  To make up for this, it was even colder than yesterday and the temperature hardly got above zero even in the middle of the day. It was the dayContinue reading “Mist out”

Bird table

Today’s picture shows the large puddle which is now more or less permanent on the Scholar’s field and sums up our prevailing weather this year rather well. It was a possible cycling day but for no good reason I felt very tired in the morning and the weather veered from sunny to rainy and windyContinue reading “Bird table”

Mist opportunity

Today’s picture shows the setting sun seen through the McDiarmid Memorial, an unaccustomed outbreak of arty shooting for me. It was another sunny morning but even colder than recently and with the temperature hovering just over zero there was no chance that I was going to venture out on a bicycle.  Even if I couldContinue reading “Mist opportunity”