Still no cycling

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He is in London at the moment and enjoyed a walk up a hill yesterday. to get a view and a breath of fresh air. We had been promised warmer weather today by the forecast, but it was -5°C again at breakfast time and it didn’t getContinue reading “Still no cycling”

Warming up

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. Like us, he had a chilly but bright day today and he liked this sunny church which he saw on his walk. With our gas boiler out of action, the house cooled down a lot overnight and it was a rather miserable 10°C downstairs when we gotContinue reading “Warming up”

No angel

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He has been in the Lake District again, where he visited St Mary’s church at Crosthwaite. After more overnight rain, it was still raining here when we got up. I used this as an excuse to do nothing at all useful or memorable in the morning.Continue reading “No angel”

The end of the road

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He is visiting his son in California and enjoyed a day on the beach at Carmel by the Sea. It was a bit misty, but probably quite a lot warmer than Dropscone in Orkney, he says. We had a perfectly lovely day here, with wall to wallContinue reading “The end of the road”

Ten years old

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo. She is not in Manitoba, but visiting Coldstream, British Columbia where she met Chuck, a very keen and accomplished composter. She tells me that he has quite the composting system with many bins, a shredder, sieve and multiple thermometers. The pile of finished product behind him took himContinue reading “Ten years old”

A slow day

Today’s guest picture comes from Jane, the wife of our ex-minister Scott. They are currently in Menton on the Cote d’Azure where she saw the sun rising over the Italy this morning. I can give Menton no higher praise than by saying it is obviously nearly as good as East Wemyss. Jane remarks that itContinue reading “A slow day”

Two choirs and a stroll

Today’s guest picture is another from our friend Gavin’s trip to the Isle of Coll. They do good beaches on Coll. This is Crossapol Bay. The day here started well with a set of good old fashioned hymns at the church service, with the added benefits of easy bass parts for me to sing. WithContinue reading “Two choirs and a stroll”

A fairly dull day

Today’s picture comes from our younger son Alistair. He came across this very fine fungus last week. We had a marked change in the weather here today, with some very heavy but short showers interrupting a grey and damp day. Luckily, the early rain had stopped by the time that I walked up to theContinue reading “A fairly dull day”

A fond farewell

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He visited the standing stones at Callanish on the Isle of Lewis, and wants us to know that the sun wasn’t shining everywhere in Britain yesterday. The sun certainly was shining here again today, and once again, we felt it sensible to take in the outdoors inContinue reading “A fond farewell”

A riverside outing

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was swanning around today. It seems to be getting a little hotter every day at the moment, and for a brief moment this afternoon, we touched 85°F (which is just under 30°C) according to our local weather station. This led to some rationing of how muchContinue reading “A riverside outing”