Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Shrove Tuesday

Just the short loop today as I have to get back to set up for the pancake supper. Cool and a bit grey, 57F.

Alfred kills a bird.

Monday, February 27, 2017


A nice evening with low, watery sun, 51F.

William indulges in a little torture.

Sunday, February 26, 2017


A very nice, seasonable day. 45F and mostly sunny with a light wind bringing the smell of someone's fire on it.

Lots of people are out enjoying it too.

William plans an ambush.

Saturday, February 25, 2017


A early walk as we're supposed to get lots of rain later, it's a little cooler, 56F, and mostly cloudy.

Philip is played but becomes Prior, and William sees the girl who spurned him.

Friday, February 24, 2017


What crazy weather! It's 68F and sunny today with a gentle breeze. I should probably take the winter tires of the car, but that might be tempting fate.

On the phone with London for most of the walk, so just back into the book for the last 10 minutes- monks confessing their misbehavior.

Thursday, February 23, 2017


Another unseasonably warm day, 60F and mostly sunny.

Philip realizes he wants to be Prior.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Warner again, 52F, but grey and mostly cloudy.

A dead Prior and horseplay in the choir.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


A tad cooler, 40F, but that was quite welcome for my dumpster filling earlier :)

Philip shares his secret with the Arch Deacon.

Monday, February 20, 2017


A nice afternoon, though not as warm as yesterday, 52F.

We've had a nice family trip to Ikea in New Haven today, not for anything in particular, just for a smooch about (though we did end up with a new set of dishes).

Philip meets up with Tom's new little family.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


What a gorgeous day! Warm and sunny, 61F, with a light breeze. And lots of people are out enjoying it here in the woods.

Francis and Philip discuss playing the game of thrones.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sunny Saturday

Much warmer today, 58F, but the trails are a sloppy, slushy, muddy mess!

Philip and Francis lose their parents and are taken in by the church.

Friday, February 17, 2017


Sunny and bright, 32F, brisk with a gentle breeze.

Tom's baby is alive.

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Colder and breezy, 30F, but at least it's not raining :) The trails are now quite icy so I had to break out the crampons.

Agnes dies in childbirth.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wet Wednesday

A thin, cruel rain is falling, 46F.

Tom's family are starving.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Quite a nice evening

Looks like we'll get a pretty sunset too, 37F mostly still and clear.

Arriving in Salisbury.

Monday, February 13, 2017

A Blustery Day!

It's been very windy all day, so there's lots of branches down. 35F right now, but 16F with the wind chill in the gusts.

The theft of a pig.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Icy Sunday

31F and sleeting, we've had about an inch of ice pellets this morning, so it's pretty but very icy.

Tom learns he's to be a father again.

Saturday, February 11, 2017


A bit grey but warmer, 39F, and almost no wind.

Prologue, a hanging and a curse.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday off

A lovely day for a snowshoe tramp through the woods after a nice lunch with my wife (her school is closed again today coz of a water main break).

Sunny and brisk, 29F with a light, gusty wind.

Finished the Alan Bennett plays, now I'm starting The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, recommended to me by Father Bob.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Weird weather!

It's been a simply gorgeous day, almost 60F (it's 54F right now) and sunny. I'm walking the dog in rolled up shirt sleeves and no coat, but tonight into tomorrow we're supposed to get 8-12" of snow!

Miss Shepherd has crossed over, and now it's Cocktail Sticks.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


A bit later to I'd like, after a mix up with Crisp's first Driver's Ed class (they've postponed the start of it until next week- but didn't bother to tell us).

Just starting to rain, 38F.

Miss Shepherd goes off in an ambulance.

Monday, February 6, 2017


Cool but quite pleasant, 45F.

Miss Shepherd gets a Reliant Robin.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Superbowl Sunday

Cool and bright with the odd snowflake drifting down, 36F.

Holly has just had a nice romp with Soda, a 3 year old Border mix we've run into a few times before (that's them in the distance).

Mrs Shepherd wants to be Prime Minister.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Saturday afternoon

Bright and sunny and brisk, 33F, lovely :)

Just finished A Question of Attribution, noe on to The Lady in the Van.

Friday, February 3, 2017


Brisk, with a bit of a breeze, 29F.

Identifying photographs.

Thursday, February 2, 2017


A mostly clear and blue sky, 39F.

Buying Guy's pajamas.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A new month...

... much like the old one, overcast and 42F.

On to An Englishman Abroad.