Tuesday, December 31, 2019

New Year's Eve

Last walk in the woods of the decade :)

Early sun and a mostly blue sky, 37F, but there are lots of branches down from yesterday's wind and rain.

A crazy banker visits.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Monday morning

Stormy and wet, 39F and windy.

A missing bride.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Holly's 11th Adoptiversary!

Check the main blog for pictures :)

42F and just starting to rain gently.

Chatting with Crisp :)

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Saturday morning

Cool, 39F, with nice early morning sun and a mostly clear sky.

The engineers thumb.

Friday, December 27, 2019


Warmer but still grey, 41F.

Back to work today to let some electricians in to change over some of our lights to LEDs.

The Speckled Band.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Boxing Day

And we're out early before the woods are full of people running off Christmas over-indulgences and families who just have to get out of Grandma's house for an hour!

Grey and still and 33F.

An anxious young lady wakes up the great detective.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas!

Cool and clear, 38F.

Sherlock Holmes examines a hat.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Eve

Getting a good morning walk in before the crazy starts! Warm, 37F, and sunny 

Listening to a playlist called "alt rock Christmas", and maybe I'm getting old, but it seems mostly to consist of the old standards with the lyrics either whined or screamed and with the addition of heavily distorted guitars ;)

Monday, December 23, 2019


Brisk and bright this morning, 31F :)

Listening to random jazz Christmas instrumentals on Google Play.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Sunday afternoon

Warm and sunny, 41F, as we take a nice walk between services (usual morning stuff with a pageant rehearsal this morning, Lessons and Carols this afternoon).

Finding Holmes in an opium den.

Saturday, December 21, 2019


A brush, cold, 20F, morning walk with a busy day ahead!

5 orange pips.

Friday, December 20, 2019


Still cold, 19F with a feels-like of about 12F, but the sun is rising and the morning light is lovely.

A confession by an Australian.

Thursday, December 19, 2019


Cold and windy, about 6F with the windchill, but bright and beautiful :)

Holly and Faith are modeling their new cold-weather coats.

Holmes and Watson are on a train towards a new case.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Wednesday morning

What a similar stunning morning in the woods- all the branches are encased in a thin layer of ice which catches the early sun beautifully :)

Cold and bright, 28F.

The case of Mr Hosmer Angel.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019


Grey and drizzly and everything is covered with a thin coat of ice, 32F.

More Sherlock Holmes.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Monday morning

Cooler and grey, 32F.

I'm a little slow this morning as I turned my for yesterday getting firewood during the Christmas Dinner, but good, supportive boots help a lot this morning :)

Listening to Dad read The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Busy Sunday

A brush break to walk around with the dogs after morning church and then seeing up for the Christmas Dinner and the Messiah Concert which both take place later.

Warm but breezy, 44F.

Christmas around Europe on R3.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Soggy Saturday

Drizzly and warm and wet, 49F.

Radio 3.

Friday, December 13, 2019


Very depressing news from the UK this morning. Listening to R4.

Cool and mostly cloudy, 36F.

Thursday, December 12, 2019


Cold and bright, 25F :)

Finished The Golden Compass so R4 for now.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Snowy Wednesday

A light, pretty dusting, snowing gently and 31F.

Lyra goes on alone.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019


Unseasonably warm, 51F, but overcast and grey.

Lyra meets her dad.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Moist Monday

Pissing down, as it's supposed to all day, 42F.

The battle of the bears.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Sunday afternoon

A very successful Rye England Sunday (once we found their letter, but that's another story). Cool and breezy, 40F.

Captured by the bears.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Saturday afternoon

I'm exhausted after a long day of Christmas Tree Sales and getting the church ready for Rye England Sunday tomorrow!

Cool and mostly still, 34F.

Escape! Recapture! Rescue! And now flying North.

Friday, December 6, 2019


Still and cool, 32F.

Lyra is back in Mrs Coulter's clutches.

Thursday, December 5, 2019


Cool and bright, 32F.

New phone, I've changed to a Pixel 3a I got in the Black Friday sales. It's actually a bit of a downgrade from my Notes, but it's smaller and the camera is supposed to be much better... we'll see about that :)

Lyra finds the demons.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019


Seasonal and chilly, 33F, overcast and still 

Lyra is kidnapped and brought to Bolvanger.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019


Just a dusting of snow really, but it's very pretty :) 29F and mostly clear.

Lyra rescues the severed boy.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Monday morning

Most of last night's sleep has melted as it's warmed up (35F right now), but it's supposed to get colder and snow again this afternoon.

Lyra talks to a bear.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Sunday, Advent 1

Sleeting and grey, 32F.

Lyra meets the witch consul.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Early Saturday

Bright and clear, 30F :)

Lyra wants to go north.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Black Friday

Cold and clear, 30F, and we're out nice and early before all the families who need a break from their relatives ;)

A roping in the Fens.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

A lovely, windy walk with Crisp :)

Sunny and wire warm, 51F.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019


A door of but still very busy so we're out early as usual. Grey and 44F.

Mrs Coulter's cocktail party.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019


Another pretty, seasonal day, 37F, though it's going to be warm later.

Lyra moves to London.

Monday, November 25, 2019


A pretty, seasonal morning, low sun and 40F.

Lyra in the crypt.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sunday afternoon

Grey and rainy and windy, 41F.

Listening to the BBC dramatized reading of The Golden Compass that Dad is in on Audible :)

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Saturday morning

Cool and sunny, 33F.

Another Goon Show.

Friday, November 22, 2019


Warmer and still, 48F.

Enjoying the old radio serials on R4 extra.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thursday morning

Cool and bright, 39F.

Listening to a documentary on R4 extra.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Seasonal and grey, 39F.

Listening to an old Less Dawson show on R4 extra, I really need to find another book!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Damp and cool, 39F.

Listening to an old Goon Show :)

Monday, November 18, 2019


Cool and gray, 38F.

Listening to NPR.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sunday afternoon

Seasonal and grey, 43F.

Listening to R4 again.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Saturday morning

Chilly with a stiff breeze, 33F.

Finished the last of the Frost books that I have, listening to Radio 4 while I decide what to listen to next.

Friday, November 15, 2019


Seasonal and nice, 33F with sun and almost no wind.

Frost forgets the ring.

Thursday, November 14, 2019


Another crisp, clear morning, 29F.

Frost's drunken nightmare.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wicked cold Wednesday

23F and a stiff breeze making it feel like about 13F! But sunny and pleasant for all that :)

Weaver is caught at the caravan site 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday morning

Warm and drizzly, 51F, but it's supposed to drop 30 degrees by tonight!

Mr Holland falls into his unfinished pool.