Sunday, January 31, 2016


Warmer, 52F, and sunny with a light breeze.

Questions in the House.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sunny Saturday

Another lovely day :) cool and sunny and 36F.

The demise of Mr Westcote.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday off

A touch cooler, 39F, and overcast; it has gotten a touch icy underfoot where the slush has frozen overnight, but luckily Jackie got me a new set of crampons for Christmas so I'm all set :)

Me Powell goes back to work.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thursday afternoon

A nice day, warmish and mostly sunny, 41F.

Digby gets pictures but hopes for something really nasty.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Warm again, 41F, and the snow has reached the yucky, slushy stage. Luckily it looks like it won't freeze like this as it's supposed to stay warm for the rest of the week.

Mr Powell is sent home to bed.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tuesday lunchtime

Another nice daytime walk on my snowshoes, 41F and sunny (I'm in shirtsleeves).

Snitter sees ghosts.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Lunchtime snowshoeing

Just the short loop today, Holly was quite knackered after our walk yesterday and was a bit stiff this morning ;)

Warmer and sunny, 35F, and no wind to speak of.

Snitter makes the people scared of them.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Snowy Sunday!

What an absolutely beautiful day to be alive! Gorgeous in the woods today- sunny, a light breeze, 29F, and almost 2 feet off fresh snow to snowshoe through :)

No book or music today, just enjoying the breeze and talking to Holly as we do the full, long loop.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday, quiet and waiting

Full, long loop today, whatever we can get out for tomorrow it's pretty sure I'll be on snowshoes :)

Calm, overcast and 28F.

Digby's Plague article causes ripples.

Thursday, January 21, 2016


Quite a nice afternoon, blueish skies, a gentle breeze and 35F.

The Under Secretary sees a press cutting.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


The calm before the storm? A little warmer and mostly still, 34F. The forecast for the weekend keeps changing, but it looks like we'll certainly be getting something :)

Locals discuss the inquest into poor Mr Ephraim's death.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


Another chilly, windy day: 27F now, up from 16F this morning. The first big snow looks like it's headed out way this weekend.

Digby Driver stops for petrol.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Monday, MLK Day

A lovely cold, brisk day, 24F but 5 with the wind :) We got a nice dusting of snow last night, just enough to make it pretty.

Snitter is captured and Rowf looks to The Tod for help.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday afternoon

We finished with the choir a bit earlier than anticipated :)

Cool and still, 33F.

The tale if the death of Snitter's master.

Saturday, January 16, 2016


A little later than I was planning coz the choir recording session ran a little long.

Warm and overcast with just a touch of drizzle, 47F.

Needed some "modern" music after the afternoon, so...
3:47 EST (40thv Anniversary Edition)

Friday, January 15, 2016


Gray and overcast, thin watery sunshine at best, filtered through the cloud cover. 44F and almost no wind.

Rowf returns looking for Snitter, finds the evidence of his handiwork, and gets shot at for his trouble.

Thursday, January 14, 2016


Cool and still, 32F. We had a dusting of snow this morning, but it's gone now.

Mr Ephraim has an idea.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


A surprise extra day off :) in lieu of all the extra hours I've done/will be doing.

Sunny and windy and brisk and cold, 26F :)

The tale of the Star Dog.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tempestuous Tuesday

Grey and windy, 41F. We're supposed to get a dusting of snow tonight, but I'll believe it when I see it ;)

Rowf kills too close to home for The Tod.

Monday, January 11, 2016


Much colder than yesterday, 32F but 22 with the windchill.

Hunting ducks with The Tod.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sopping wet Sunday

More crazy weather! The torrential rain and blustery wind of this morning has eased, now it's just damp and warm, 57F.

A strange animal in the tunnel.

Saturday, January 9, 2016


Cool and a bit damp, 44F, though the team rain is forecast for tomorrow.

First kill, despair, and the tunnel.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Friday off

Very similar to yesterday, 39F and overcast.

Lorries and tarns make a very confusing world.

Thursday, January 7, 2016


Cool and mostly still, 40F.

First brush with humans on the outside does not go well.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


Significantly warmer than yesterday, 40F, sunny and less wind too.

Snitter and Rowf make their way through the animal blocks.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Brisk and cold, though it's warmed up considerably since this morning :) sunny and 27F with a stiff breeze.

The Tobacco Man.

Monday, January 4, 2016

First walk below freezing

Today is the first day I've had to bring it the winter jacket and boots and put on a hat and gloves :)

23F, 1F with the wind chill.. Lovely!

I had to use up one of my Audible credits or lose it, so in haste I've picked a book I read many years ago to enjoy again- The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams. Right now it's the story of Lawson Park's development.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Sunday, and we're back!

Back in the woods after our trip to Florida :)

While it was nice to be warm for a few days I don't think I could live down there- I need the change of seasons. It's got much more seasonal, windy and 40F today, and its supposed to get much colder over the next couple of days.

Having finished The Goldfinch before we left for Florida, I'm taking a break with some music while I decide what to "read" next...
The Beatles
The White Album (remastered)

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Saturday with Jackie

Jackie's a wonderful woman and has even been walking Holly in the woods with a lousy cold.