Farewell to our visitors

Today’s guest picture is another of my brother Andrew’s shots from his trip along the Thames yesterday. He has a lot of things to do just now, and he says that his head is spinning a lot faster than the London Eye was going round. Annie cooked some cheese and marmite pinwheels yesterday, and theyContinue reading “Farewell to our visitors”

A toddle and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from sunny East Wemyss. Our son Tony wishes to point that they get the moon there too. We got plenty of sunshine here today, but as the temperature was a measly -5°C at breakfast time, there was no inclination to go outside and do some sunbathing. Mrs Tootlepedal went off toContinue reading “A toddle and a tootle”

A full day of reading, singing and walking

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He passed the Derby Islamic Centre on his walk today. The temperature had dropped quite a bit overnight here and there were interesting patterns on the Velux window in the bathroom when I got up. Happily for us, it was not icy when when we went outContinue reading “A full day of reading, singing and walking”

Changeable

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who kindly forwarded this picture taken by his partner Marianne from her place of work this morning. Some workplaces have better views than others. I had to be up and about quite sharply today. The new lens for the Archive Group microfiche reader had arrived and IContinue reading “Changeable”

Dislegsia

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He wondered for a moment today if he was seeing a comet streaking across the sky, but it was nothing more exciting than an aeroplane catching the evening light. We had another ten-ten morning here today, 10°C inside the house and -10° outside. AContinue reading “Dislegsia”

Frozen out and in

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was out and about on a very sunny day before the recent snow in London. She visited St Catherine’s Dock at just the right moment We had our coldest morning yet here today at -11°C/-12°F. I got out as far as the bird feeders in theContinue reading “Frozen out and in”

A shorter day

Today’s guest picture comes from a fellow blogger, Gunta. She lives in Oregon, and having read the correspondence about Mr Grumpy sitting down, she sent me this lovely picture of a heron standing up in her neck of the woods. (She sent sitting down pictures too, but I liked this one best.) It was -7°CContinue reading “A shorter day”

Another (very small) mountain to climb

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She took a boat trip down the river Thames to Greenwich today and passed the famous Cutty Sark which these days seems to float on a building. Our current cold spell got colder today. The overnight temperature dropped to -5°C (22°°F) at breakfast time and didn’t riseContinue reading “Another (very small) mountain to climb”

Blown up (and down)

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. I inquired how the weather was in East Wemyss today so he sent me this delightfully impressionistic shot. We had a dry and sunny day here today, but it had dropped slightly below freezing overnight and it never felt very warm, even in the sun. With aContinue reading “Blown up (and down)”

A choir contrast

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He has been absent from the guest picture slot for a while, and regular readers may be wondering if the sun has stopped shining in East Wemyss. It has not. This was dawn over the Firth of Forth yesterday. We had a lovely sunny day here today.Continue reading “A choir contrast”