Not the usual musical evening

Today’s guest picture is another of Paul’s Lake District studies. It shows a relatively new bridge over the River Derwent. The forecast said it would be raining here when we woke up, and the forecast was quite right. After two days without rain, it was a bit sad to be back in what has beenContinue reading “Not the usual musical evening”

An adventure

Today’s guest picture is another from East Wemyss.  Our son Tony was supposed to restart work today but thanks to an administrative mix up, he had leisure to walk the dogs and enjoy this very clear view across the Forth instead. We keep being promised a change in the weather but it was another gloriousContinue reading “An adventure”

A tootle and a pedal, hooray

Today’s guest picture comes from my South African correspondent, Langholm exile Tom.  He was looking for something to send me from his archives and found this lofty view of Worcester in the Western Cape, taken from 6000 ft up. We had a calm day before the advertised arrival late tomorrow of storm Ciara, which theContinue reading “A tootle and a pedal, hooray”

A visit to Keswick

This is yesterday’s post today.  I didn’t get home until nearly midnight last night and I had many pictures to look through this morning.  The result is a post with too many pictures but I have tried to keep the commentary to a minimum to spare those long suffering souls who politely read to theContinue reading “A visit to Keswick”

Constructive resting

My sister Susan returned to the UK from NZ this morning but here is a recent picture of her admiring Lake Te Anau to prove that she was there.  It was taken by my brother. She has been banned from mentioning what the weather was like while she was in NZ.  At least we hadContinue reading “Constructive resting”

Poor wandering one

Today’s picture shows the centre of Keswick, where we went to see a show in their excellent theatre today. The weather was cold but dry and Dropscone was back from France so what better way could there be to start the day than with a morning pedal? None. So that’s what we did. We wentContinue reading “Poor wandering one”

Hard to imagine a better day

Today’s picture shows a lovely sunny day in Langholm this morning… …so needless to say, we had made a plan to leave the town as soon as possible.  This meant an early visit to the producers’ market to stock up on fish, cheese and venison mince followed by a rendezvous with Sandy at Wauchope Cottage. Continue reading “Hard to imagine a better day”

Not a frost at all

Today’s picture is of an unexpected return of a flock of waxwings, back on the walnut tree at getting up time. It was an absolutely gorgeous day but very cold. There was no morning cycling because the temperature didn’t get above 3º  until after eleven o’clock. This gave me the chance to nip downstairs andContinue reading “Not a frost at all”