Plan B(iscuits)

Today’s guest picture from my brother Andrew shows a pond near his house. It was well filled by the rain associated with Christoph. We had another cool day here today, with the temperature at zero at breakfast time and only rising to 5°C for an hour in the early afternoon. But it was dry andContinue reading “Plan B(iscuits)”

Icing on the cake

Today’s guest picture comes from Annie and Joe who had taken our granddaughter Evie down to the river Thames to enjoy the golden evening light. The temperature fell very low (-10C, 14F) last night here, and when I looked at our thermometer just before midday, it was still pretty chilly outside our kitchen window. OnceContinue reading “Icing on the cake”

As good as it could be

Today’s guest picture comes from my nephew Dan. He was walking recently with his father, my brother Andrew, when he saw these alpacas. The weather outside was cold and grey but indoors we had a quiet but satisfying day, meeting our children and grandchildren electronically. Mrs Tootlepedal cooked a delicious Christmas lunch while I watchedContinue reading “As good as it could be”

Many a slip

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She came across this delightful converted mill on one of her local walks. You can see the mill wheel if you look carefully. We had another grey and damp day here with no sunshine and occasional rain. I got round to the shop on foot inContinue reading “Many a slip”

A (small) drop of golden sun

Today’s guest picture comes by way of my friend and fellow church choir member Anne. Her friend Mary Jane from New York spotted this hawk having a quiet sit down on a park bench and kindly sent the picture to her. There was a moment after breakfast when the sun came out. Since we hadContinue reading “A (small) drop of golden sun”

Wrong way round

I am short of guest pictures so I have had to slip back earlier in the week to find this picture of golden East Wemyss from our son Tony. It was worth going back for, I thought. There was not a hint of sun in the sky when we got up here, and there wasContinue reading “Wrong way round”

Another opportunity taken

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was able to enjoy a fine sunset out of her back window in London this evening. We had another grey and miserable morning here, with very low cloud and a lot of drizzle. I was very happy to while away my time on a crossword, coffeeContinue reading “Another opportunity taken”

An extra window

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who passed this municipal work of art, The Rings of Derby, on his walk today. What it signifies is a bit of a mystery. It was slightly warmer today than recent days in Langholm, but if possible, it was slightly greyer too. As it was still remarkablyContinue reading “An extra window”

Got there at last

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. As well as rain and snow in recent days, he has seen an owl too. Our run of cool days continued but once again we didn’t get a frost, although the thermometer wasn’t far above zero. It was pretty still again in spite of low pressure andContinue reading “Got there at last”

Lying low

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. It shows the Exeter Bridge across the River Derwent in Derby. It was built in 1929. I always enjoy a picture where I get two bridges for the price of one. We had a cold and grey morning with occasional light rain, and a cold and greyContinue reading “Lying low”