Time and tide

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who went back to the low countries after our visit to Marseille.  He was surprised to find a local pipe band in Ghent.  They are wearing McKenzie tartan kilts, our mother’s clan. The forecast was for a calm and often sunny day.  I made a plan toContinue reading “Time and tide”

A trip to the sea side

Today’s guest picture comes from my son Tony.  He took his dogs to Loch Lomond today and they seem to be enjoying the outing. I spent the early part of the morning hoping that it would get a bit warmer and when I thought that it had, I got the fairly speedy bike out andContinue reading “A trip to the sea side”

Slow going

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who found a wonderful display of crocuses on a visit to Parliament Hill Fields. We had another chilly morning with a touch of frost about so yet again I spent quite a lot of time watching the thermometer rising at a snail’s pace while I did the Continue reading “Slow going”

Reaching old heights

Today’s guest picture comes from Sandy’s Mexican adventure.  He ran into this cousin of Mr Grumpy while he was there. The new year continues to put on a cheerful face and we had another bright and sunny day today but it was cold after a clear night and the temperature in the shade outside ourContinue reading “Reaching old heights”

Getting about

Today’s guest picture comes from Fiona, my Newcastle correspondent.  She is on a family meander around the Highlands and sent me this picture of the village of Penman where they are staying.  The village will be familiar to anyone who has seen the film ‘Local Hero’. The forecast was quite right and we had aContinue reading “Getting about”

Coming to a town near you – Summer for one day only

Today’s guest picture comes from fellow archivist and Hibs supporter Ken.  Sadly he is having to leave the town to return to the north east of England for family reasons and he kindly sent me this picture of the Saltburn Viaduct, taken some years ago, which I hope will be the first of many fromContinue reading “Coming to a town near you – Summer for one day only”

I do like to be beside the seaside

Today’s guest picture shows a popular pair of pelicans in St James Park.   My sister Mary enjoyed their company. We had another in our very welcome spell of dry days today.  We didn’t go as far as getting any sunshine but the wind was reasonably calm so mustn’t grumble.  You can’t have everything. After aContinue reading “I do like to be beside the seaside”

All clear

The high spot of the day is captured in the guest photo which shows Dropscone on the summit of Ben Nevis in glorious weather.  He reports that going up was a breeze compared with the pain of going back down and I can quite believe that but he got up and down successfully and getsContinue reading “All clear”

Long time no sea

Today’s picture is another from Mike Tinker’s recent visit to NZ.  It shows an elegantly silhouetted shag (he tells me that all cormorants are called shags in NZ). After a spate of cool, windy days, we had a calm and warm day today and with my back well rested by some well judged idleness, cyclingContinue reading “Long time no sea”