Safely home

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who said that he was quite surprised to find any group of people pulling together in these divided times. We left the kind hospitality of my sisters behind after breakfast and set off to catch an underground train to Euston Station.  It was still the busy periodContinue reading “Safely home”

Feeling the cold

Today’s guest picture has gone all Instagram and shows a rather dainty meal that my two oldest sisters enjoyed on  a bank holiday outing last Monday.  It is only here because I have run out of up to date guest pictures again.  I thank everyone who sent me pictures that I didn’t use because IContinue reading “Feeling the cold”

The calm before the storm

Today’s guest picture is the last from Venetia’s trip to Madeira and shows a local flower.  It is an echium known as ‘The Pride of Madeira’.  As you can see, it is popular with the locals. The forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning is pretty gloomy with strong winds and rain predicted.  As I writeContinue reading “The calm before the storm”

Sibling arrivalry

Today’s guest picture shows an ingenious planter which my brother Andrew encountered on the platform of Penrith Station….. …where he also met my sisters Mary and Susan.  More about that later. We had another generally fine day with just the merest touch of rain in the early evening but the sun was not so hardContinue reading “Sibling arrivalry”

Checking out the new bike

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s trip to France.  She met this emerging monster in the Japanese garden of Toulouse. Our spell of good weather continues.  We find it a bit unnerving but it is very welcome. I couldn’t make the best of a fine morning though as I was in duty on theContinue reading “Checking out the new bike”

Tired and emotional

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie who is in Devon where they make walls in their own particular way. I was expecting to retire to bed at my usual time last night and to get up in the morning to be greeted by what would be, from my point of view at least,Continue reading “Tired and emotional”

Wound down

Today’s guest picture was sent by Gavin, who was on holiday in the north when he took it.  It shows part of the Ring of Brodgar, a Neolithic henge and stone circle about 6 miles north-east of Stromness on the Mainland, the largest island in Orkney. Our spell of dry and windy weather continued today andContinue reading “Wound down”

One in the eye for me

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s visit to the Isabella Plantation at Richmond Park last week. Our welcome spell of dry and often sunny weather continued today, although once again it came with enough added wind to make my morning pedal down to Canonbie and back quite hard work on the returnContinue reading “One in the eye for me”

A short back and sides

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Venetia, my Somerset correspondent, who is visiting the Aigas Field Studies Centre in Inverness-shire and took this photo yesterday at Loch Aigas. Our run of pleasantly warm but very grey days continued.  In spite of occasional spits of rain and some very dark clouds at times, itContinue reading “A short back and sides”

Over the hill

My sister Mary’s computer has been on the blink which is why she has not featured on guest picture of the day lately but it is back on the go now and she has sent me this delightful picture of the garden Kenwood, taken in May. It had rained quite heavily overnight but our weatherContinue reading “Over the hill”