A certain lack of vitamin D

Today’s guest picture was kindly sent to me by Southampton blogger, Marie and shows the view from her window on a recent visit to Canada.  She must be a bit fed up to be back home if her weather is anything like ours. On the swings and roundabouts principle, the weather gods are certainly makingContinue reading “A certain lack of vitamin D”

Gently does it

Today’s guest picture come from my younger son and has a rather specialist appeal to those who can appreciate the wistful sense of humour of the tradesmen of who superimposed the ‘for sale’ sign on top of the word ‘better’ on the now closed ‘better together’ shopfront.  The scratched out sticker on the lamp-post inContinue reading “Gently does it”

Flinging myself about

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent, who has been away in France.  The picture shows a charming boutique in Collanges-la-Rouge. A cloudy and windy morning gave rise to quite a long internal debate over the pleasures of cycling.  In the end though,my sense of derring-do just won out over my tendency toContinue reading “Flinging myself about”

Hardly a quiet moment

Today’s guest picture shows some colourful ducks and ducklings (or perhaps geese, I can’t tell) which my sister Mary met in Regents Park. It was a day of meteorological contrasts with spells of sunshine mixed with fierce showers with the whole day overlaid with a very brisk and chilly wind. I managed to find aContinue reading “Hardly a quiet moment”

A step too far

Today’s guest pictures comes from Bruce who lives near the fire station.  He is certainly not going in theeere. I started off on the morning run with Dropscone but had to stop almost before we had started because of an ominous grating sound coming from my back wheel.  When a preliminary investigation failed to locateContinue reading “A step too far”

Back on the bike

Today’s guest picture is of a showy bed of tulips in Regents Park, London where my daughter Annie was taking a walk. We are almost beginning to forget the five months of gloomy weather that have just passed as the present dry and sunny spell continues, bringing joy to the hearts of the townspeople ofContinue reading “Back on the bike”

Making trax

Today’s picture, sent by Bruce who is on holiday there, shows the foreshore at North Berwick with the Bass Rock in the background.  It looks sunny but I bet it was pretty chilly. It was certainly chilly enough here but a moon in the clear sky promised a sunny day at least.  Dropscone turned upContinue reading “Making trax”

Ups and downs

Today’s photograph is an obliging fieldfare posing for Bruce on Sunday.  This was one of a large flock. I was one of a small flock (two) of cyclists going to Waterbeck this morning.  Dropscone had brought his speedy bike and was in determined mood with the result that we went round the run eight minutesContinue reading “Ups and downs”

Down in the dump

Today’s picture is another from my sister Mary, taken on the recent Scottish tour.  It shows that the sun was shining not so long ago. It was raining heavily this morning and Dropscone and I decided that cycling was not on the menu.  The kitchen made more progress with a flying visit from the electricianContinue reading “Down in the dump”

Escaping the worst

Today’s picture, sent to me by Tony, shows the effect of the storm near his house in Edinburgh. Although it was windy and wet enough to blow water through our end wall yet again (boohoo!) we escaped the worst of the forecast gales and just had to put up with a very windy day withContinue reading “Escaping the worst”