Monday, December 31, 2018

Last walk of 2018

Cool and gray, it's supposed to rain most of the night- I can't think of anything worse than being packed in Times Square in the rain tonight ;) I shall be very happy at home :)

Another long leave and everyone has demons to deal with at home.

Sunday, December 30, 2018


Out with Robyn and Joe and Jacob :)

Cool and mostly overcast, 37F.

Saturday, December 29, 2018


A bit late today as we had to be grownups and meet with a man about updating our life insurance ;)

It started warm today but has gotten progressively cooler as the day has worn on, 44F now.

Ericson's son survives.

Friday, December 28, 2018


A drizzly, yucky day, 54F.

Compass Rose gets a U Boat.

Thursday, December 27, 2018


Cool with a light breeze and some watery sunshine, 41F.

Compass Rose sits dead in the water.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Boxing Day

Cool but sunny and still, 40F.

Compass Rose's worst convoy.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Work is done, and after a quick walk the family fun can begin :)

Cool but sunny, 40F.

Compass Rose gets RADAR.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve

A nice walk in the drizzle, 37F, before it all begins this afternoon :)

Compass Rose gets a refit and everyone gets leave.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Sunday afternoon

A quick walk between this morning's services and pageant rehearsal and this afternoon's Lessons & Carols.

Chatting with Crisp who has come along.

Saturday, December 22, 2018


The beginning of a crazy few days! Warm and windy, 44F, but at least the torrential rain has stopped.

Compass Rose's ties to Liverpool.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Stormy Friday

Absolutely crashing down and very windy to boot, at least it's warm, 61F.

Compass Rose in the fog.

Thursday, December 20, 2018


Another brisk, seasonal morning, 29F and not as windy.

1941 begind, and the U-Boats have the upper hand.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018


Cold and still and sunny, 24F, a pretty morning :)

The tale off Tom Greg and his unfaithful wife.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Cold and very windy, 30F but feels much colder :)

Compass Rose gets her first leave.

Monday, December 17, 2018


A quick walk before I go and print many bulletins! Cool and windy, 43F.

Compass Rose does not like the seas on her first convoy run.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Wet rat

What an absolutely miserable day! Pissing down and 40F (I'm posting this from home now I'm warm and dry :) ).

Compass Rose finishes her training.

Saturday, December 15, 2018


Warmer and damp, 51F.

The first night at sea.

Friday, December 14, 2018


A bit of a grey and damp morning, 40F.

Ready to cast off for the first time.

Thursday, December 13, 2018


34F and snowing gently, but I don't think it'll stick.

Continuing the naval theme (well, lot of Zebra involved a submarine), I'm starting Nicholas Monsarrat's "The Cruel Sea" which I haven't read in many long years, right now we're meeting the Compass Rose and her men.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Another crisp, bright morning, 32F, but we've got a warm up on the way.

Flicking between the Beeb and NPR as the world seems a little precarious at the moment.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018


Staff shopping day :)

Brisk and cold, 23F.

Done with Ice Station Zebra so I'm listening to random Christmas music to get me in the mood for the mall ;)

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday morning

Crisp and clear and 27F.

Murderers unmasked.

Sunday, December 9, 2018


Cool and great, 36F.

A nice walk today as we have Mary's dog Athena along with us- Mary has a lousy cold so we offered to give Athena a run :)

Revealing the killer(s).

Saturday, December 8, 2018


Cool and bright with occasional peeks of sunshine, 34F.

Fire under the ice!

Friday, December 7, 2018


Chilly and brisk, 33F with a gentle breeze.

Back under the ice.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday off

Another nice brisk morning, sunny and 29F.

Early walk even though it's my day off as I have things to do (not least a man coming to look at our recalcitrant fire alarm this afternoon).

Questioning the survivors.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday morning

Brisk and clear and still, 27F, a lovely morning.

Dr Benson is incapacitated.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday morning

A much more seasonal morning, sunny and brisk and 35F with a light breeze.

Murder is proven.

Monday, December 3, 2018


A nice morning, low sun through the fog and 51F.

Dr Carpenter explains.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Soggy Sunday

Foggy and damp, but the rain if this morning has mostly stopped, 52F.

A good First Sunday of Advent this morning, back to work in a couple of hours to help a couple celebrate their 40th anniversary with a renewal of vows :)


Saturday, December 1, 2018

Late Saturday

Later than I'd like because of the Christmas Tree Sale, but at least it's still light and not raining :) It's been a lovely day, mostly sunny, and right now it's 43F.

Back to the Dolphin and loading torpedos.

Friday, November 30, 2018


Ann afternoon walk coz I was busy with the delivery of 297 Christmas trees at 7:30 this morning ;)

Sleeting gently and 40F.

Zebra is found, but the radio is busted.

Thursday, November 29, 2018


A nice, blustery day, 45F and lots of sunshine :)

Walking across the ice.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


Cooler, 36F with a stiff breeze.

I'm starting to get to know some of the other early birds and their dogs :)

Down under the ice and back up 100 miles later.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


Cool, 41F, and everything is pretty soggy from all the rain we got last night.

Radio contact!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday morning

Quite temperate and cloudy, still and 46F 

Under the ice.

Sunday, November 25, 2018


Grey and overcast, but much warmer, 53F. There are still lots of families out enjoying the woods :)

The Dolphin is under way.

Saturday, November 24, 2018


A tad warmer, 42F, and a bit grey.

Couldn't find a new book that caught my interest, so I'm listening to an old one- Ice Station Zebra.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Black Friday

Lots of people in the woods today even though it's still very cold, 29F. It's usually the second busiest day off the year, second only to Boxing Day.

Finishing off the Victorians with a chapter on Sherlock Holmes.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Brisk and very cold, 19F with a stiff breeze making it feel even colder!

The annual playing of Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2018


A seasonally cold day, 44F, with a nice breeze and mostly cloudy skies. We've very kindly been given the day off (poor Jackie has to work on her birthday), so we can take a nice leisurely lunchtime walk :)


Tuesday, November 20, 2018


Very similar to yesterday, cool and mostly still, 42F.

Victorian loonies.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday AM

A nice, seasonal morning, 41F, grey and still.

More Victorian indiscretions.

Sunday, November 18, 2018


Cool and breezy, 39F. Nipped out between church and Greg coming to put the lights on the tree.

More gay Victorians.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Busy Saturday

Trying to decompress a little and get some inspiration for my last photo class on Monday. It's been a very busy weekend so far with the theater last night and a big funeral this morning, and there's SoulFood and then regular Sunday morning still to come :)

Misc. 70s punky music.

Friday, November 16, 2018


Boy, snow it did! A lot has already melted but we got a good 6" last night- it took Jackie hours to get home.

Today is sunny and warmer, 43F and we're out for a lunchtime walk before header to the theater tonight :)

More Victorian nonsense.

Thursday, November 15, 2018


Waiting to see if it will indeed snow... Right now it's 33F, overcast and windy.

Victorian sewers and the like.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Brisk and cold, 36F, with a gusty wind. And they're forecasting snow for tomorrow!

Victorian racism.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


Cool and damp, 46F. A lunchtime walk coz it was tipping down at 7 this morning ;)

More Victorian femme fatales.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Veterans Day

Nice to have a day off, but I can't help thinking about all the work that is piling up. Oh well, it'll all get done somehow :)

We finally had a freeze last night, and today it's cool with a light breeze, 48F.

Stephen Fry and Victorian women criminals.