Just kidding

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo’s Australian trip.  Her husband used his phone to take this shot of a big flock of bats. We woke to brilliant sunshine and we were easily able to ignore a crisp temperature and a nippy wind.  Not having rain and a gale were quite enough to keep usContinue reading “Just kidding”

Norwegian weather

Today’s guest post is another from Joyce’s Bermuda collection.  As well as glorious beaches she visited the zoo at Flatt Island where she found this lovely lemur. When we woke up, we were very pleased to find the Norwegian weather forecast had been reliable and we had a second sunny day in succession.  What wasContinue reading “Norwegian weather”

Spending a lot of time doing very little

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s recent musical outing.  As well as singing with sackbuts, she saw an angel playing a trumpet. We are strictly rationed to only one fine day at a time at the moment, so it was no surprise to wake to a very gloomy morning with additional drizzle today afterContinue reading “Spending a lot of time doing very little”

A poor second

Today’s guest picture is another that Bruce took on the misty morning of December 18th.  I use it in particular because it is now five days since we saw any sun and it is good to be reminded that the sun does come out here from time to time. In real life, rather than recollection,Continue reading “A poor second”

Another eponymous day

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She felt that the size and quality of bridges on the blog needed moving up a notch or two.  She was boating on the Thames recently and thought that this one would do the trick. Having said in a recent post that there were few blackbirds inContinue reading “Another eponymous day”

A tootle and a pedal…and a trip…and a cake

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who is anxious to prove that the sun continues to shine in East Wemyss.  He took this picture this afternoon. Unlike East Wemyss, it was a very grey day here today but the temperature had risen to a reasonable 6°C, so I left Mrs Tootlepedal and PatriciaContinue reading “A tootle and a pedal…and a trip…and a cake”

Hallelujah

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who visited the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway which runs (rather smokey) heritage trains between Duffield and Wirksworth, in the Derbyshire Peak District.  By the way, Henry Ellison was built in 1947 so it may be heritage but it is still younger than me. Easter Sunday was another dayContinue reading “Hallelujah”

A spring in the step

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He has gone to Wales for a jaunt and on his way, he stopped at the ancient city of Chester. I started the day by selling some postcards to the paper shop to help Archive Group funds and then visited the data miners in the new ArchiveContinue reading “A spring in the step”

Under the rainbow

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair and shows the indomitable Matilda scootering to infinity and back. It is a rather hasty post tonight as it is late as I write this after a full day. The weather gods relented and let me get out for a dry cycle ride today.  Perhaps they wereContinue reading “Under the rainbow”

Short day, short ride

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba where they really know how to have a winter.  Her picture shows her cat contemplating the hard life that a rabbit has when it has to scratch up the snow in order to find a blade or two of grass. Although we have still got twoContinue reading “Short day, short ride”