Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Tuesday from Jackie

Here's Jackies picture from today's walk- she says the thermometer said 40F, but it felt much colder and was very wet.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Fwd: Walk

This was just sent to me by Jackie. I'm on a train to Florida with Crisp (currently in DC, changing locomotives) while she is holding the fort at home... including walking the dog :)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Jackie Thorne"
Date: Dec 28, 2015 2:50 PM
Subject: Walk
To: "Crispian Thorne"

39 degrees, overcast and windy. Listening to my teeth chatter

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Last walk for a week...

... Crisp and I leave for Florida tomorrow :) so watch the other blog for updates of our oddessey!

Still warm and humid, 60F.

Almost the end, Theo is waxing lyrical on the subject of the painting.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Boxing Day

Cooler and feeling a little more like it should, windy and 49F.

Lots of running around at home to get things cleaned up from Christmas and ready for our trip south.

Back in NY and Hobie is upset.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Short loop with Amber to walk off some of the smoked salmon :)

Still warm, 64F... crazy!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve

Lots of families out enjoying the unseasonable warmth- I'm in a t-shirt and wishing I'd put shorts on!

68F and very humid, drizzling gently.

Listening to a Beatles playlist on Google Play to celebrate their catalog being released to streaming services today... I had almost everything already uploaded, but what the hey :)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Rainy Festivus

All is set at the church, so I shall go home from here and have a nice nap and an early night :)

Rainy and warm, 54F, and supposed to be even warmer tomorrow- crazy!

Boris reappears.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Temperate Tuesday

Warm and wet, 55F, is it really only 3 days until Christmas...?

Depressing thoughts in the hotel after a fruitless attempt to leave the country.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Monday (I think)

The days all start to run together in the crazy run-up to Christmas Eve :)

Cool and a bit windy, 48F.

A train out of town.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sunday afternoon

A quick walk after the Lessons and Carols this morning and before the Pageant this afternoon.

Cool and sunny, 40F, random strangers on the bridge.

Theo holed up in his hotel room.

Saturday, December 19, 2015


A tad more seasonal, 37F, and mostly cloudy.

Back at the hotel, trying to clean up.

Friday, December 18, 2015


Cooler and grey, 44F.

Gunfight in the parking garage.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Damp Thursday

Warm and wet, 55F and pissing down!

Quick walk around the short loop with lots of tennis ball :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


A bit cooler, 47F, with a light breeze.

Yellow lab puppy on the bridge that has been playing with Holly for the last 1/2 mile :)

A quick burst of violence, and the picture is back with Theo.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Feels a bit cooler because of the wind, but still unseasonably warm, 56F.

Unreal car ride to the meet with odd details.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Moist Monday

Warm and a bit sticky light drizzle, 55F.

Off to the meet with an armed Boris.

Sunday, December 13, 2015


Warm and windy, 59F, but mostly overcast and grey.

Breakfast in Amsterdam with Boris.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Sweaty Saturday

Another t-shirt walk, 64F!

Boris appears to drag Theo away.

Friday, December 11, 2015


Another unseasonably warm day, 54F and I'm just in a t-shirt ;)

The engagement party.

Thursday, December 10, 2015


A bit late today coz of the new copier.

54F and twilight- this weather is crazy! Almost mid-December and I'm out in shirt sleeves.

Back to the Goldfinch, excitement at the prospect of an evening out with Pippa.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Very similar to yesterday, 48F, but still.

Finishing off "Old Mali and the Boy", I was a bit of a whiney little cur ;)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Cooler and a bit breezy, 45F.

I know I said I'd get back to my book today, but the CDs dad had made of his old reel-to-reel taps arrived yesterday, so I'm listening to my performance (aged 11) in "Old Mali and the Boy".

The quality is surprisingly good- dad must have done a good job recording them, and the guy who transferred then to CD did a very nice job too! And my performance is not as cringe-worthy as I thought it would be to listen to 41 years later- I'm actually pretty good :)

Monday, December 7, 2015


Walking off my enormous Joe's Crab Shack lunch from our staff shopping day :)

Very pleasant and warm for the time of year, 54F, low sun and no wind to speak of.

After Rubber Soul I'm now listening to Revolver (which was actually the better album), back to The Goldfinch tomorrow.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Sunday afternoon

A busy morning at church, nice to come out for a gentle stroll :)

Av touch warmer, 52F, with low, late sunshine.

Listening to Rubber Soul, which I just found out is 50 years old this week!

Saturday, December 5, 2015


Low sunshine and 50F, very pleasant :)

Having it out with Kitzy.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Friday off

Bright and sunny and 47F.

Barred entry to Kitzy's place.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Thursday lunchtime

An early walk today to take advantage of the watery sunshine, 47F.

Uptown with Boris on the trail of the painting.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Wet Wednesday

Another damp and drizzly one, 48F and raining.

An evening out with Kitzy.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Rainy and cool, 46F and pissing down.

All those years!

Monday, November 30, 2015


Cool and windy, 39F.

A night out with Boris.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunny Sunday

Cooler and crisp, 46F, very seasonal :)


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Rainy Saturday

Warm but wet, 57F.

Looking for Jerome to ease the wedding jitters.

Friday, November 27, 2015


Much warmer today, 61F.

Lots of people in the woods today walking of their turkey dinners... one of whom is my son, who offered to come with me just because he felt like a walk :)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

A bit warmer but overcast, 52F.

No book today- the annual playing of Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Another nice, seasonal day: sunny, still and cool, 47F.

Engagement to Kitzy and cards from Mr Reeve.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


A quick lunchtime walk coz Crisp has an orthodontist appointment this afternoon after school.

Crisp, sunny and seasonal, 42F.

Considerations after telling Hobie about selling the "fakes".

Monday, November 23, 2015


Quite a lot colder, 39F, gloves and a hat for the first time :)

Telling Hobie.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sunday afternoon

A nice gentle stroll between the morning services and this afternoon's Interfaith Thanksgiving service (we are the hosts for all of these kind of things this year).

Cool and fairly still, 48F.

Lucius Reeve makes some interesting intimations.

Saturday, November 21, 2015


A nice fall afternoon, low sun and 48F.

Holly just spent a happy 15 minutes romping around with a 2 year old Border Collie mix, so I think we can class her as pretty much back to fighting form :) Guess I'll have to get the tennis ball back out ;)

Dinner with the Barbers and tales of years with drugs.

Friday, November 20, 2015


A lovely fall day... A gentle breeze, abundant sunshine and 56F.

Poppy's English boyfriend.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Damp and humid, 59F and drizzling.

A visit with Mrs Barber.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday late-ish

Late walk cox I had to go pick up my car in White Plains (finally got the air bag problem fixed).

Cool and windy and getting quite dark, 53F.

News of Andy and his father's deaths.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday lunchtime

An early walk today as I need the brief daylight left after work to help Crisp with a photo project.

Sunny and cold, 46F, with a light breeze.

Stashing the painting in a storage facility.

Monday, November 16, 2015


Getting dark earlier and earlier :(

A tad warmer, 61F, and very still.

News of the other art thieves.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sweet sixteen

Just a quick run around the woods today as I have to get back to help finish setting up for Crisp's 16th birthday party in the parish hall :)

Cool and breezy, 52F.

Random music today-
Hotel California

Saturday, November 14, 2015


A lovely, blustery, fall day- sunny, windy and 44F :)

Early college program and anxiety about recovered paintings.

Friday, November 13, 2015

We're back!

Probably a little before we should be, but neither Holly nor I could stand to wait much longer ;)

She's almost limp free and so I figure we can start to gently work our way back up to our regular loop- but I'm going to wait a while before I bring the tennis ball with us (much to her disgust!).

It's a gorgeous fall day: sunny, coolish (57F) and blustery with leaves blowing all over :)

Theo settles in to life at Hobie's.

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Out for a very gentle stroll with Holly and Crisp. I was going to keep Holly out of the woods for a few days, but Crisp needed her to pose for a picture here for his photography class. No tennis ball though!

Warm and pleasant, 54F, with low sunshine and no wind to speak of.

Friday, November 6, 2015

And Friday again...

... with the good camera :)

Friday off

Taking a break from the Goldfinch for a day as I have my camera with me. I am however listening to a random selection of music by Shostakovich, which seems quite appropriate for this strangely warm (71F) and sticky day with a strong, gusty wind.