Another rainbow. It is also the day of our belated celebration of Audrey’s birthday, when we gave her 2 books she’d already been given and various other quite dangerous things, ate pasta and fruit salad and scored 12 on the GSQ.
Admin1 is reading A Divided Spy by Charles Cummings. Admin2 is reading The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley.
A rainbow marks the dawn of another year. 2022 had up and downs, from 39.2 to -5.5 °C, but it was our sunniest ever year, 1,537.343kWh.
Admin1 is reading Streets of Darkness by AA Dhand, a very grim crime story set in Bradford’s Asian community. Admin2 is reading The Old Enemy by Henry Porter.
Update next day: We missed our family dinner because they were all ill in various ways. Today they were recovered enough to eat stroggers and peach cake and do the quiz at which we scored a pathetic 8.5.
All the colours of the autumn leaves, the rainbow and Diwali. Oh and a person of colour for PM.
Admin1 is rereading Soul Music by Sir Terry Pratchett.
A very faint rainbow at the end of a very wet and gloomy day.
Admin1 is rereading Jingo by Sir Terry Pratchett. Admin2 is reading Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson.
Two awesome rainbows brightening our evening. According to an article in the paper today, seeking out awe can make you happier and healthier. Awfulness is the new mindfulness.
Admin1 is reading Peculiar London by Christopher Fowler. Admin2 is reading The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith, a gigantic doorstopper which needs a comprehensive workover by an editor. How many times does the author describe the office manager as having an e-cigarette clamped in her teeth? As if that were even possible.
Today all the newspapers are black and every electronic billboard has been switched to pics of the erstwhile queen. HMQ is queing in every bus shelter, hanging around the shops and looking down from high buildings. And it rained on and off all day so a very feeble rainbow arrived to cheer us all up.
Admin2 is reading Act of Oblivion by Robert Harris; those who signed the death warrant for Charles I get their comeuppance when Charles II ascends to the throne.
Admins 1 and 2 saw this lovely sight on a dry evening; the first rainbow we have seen since the very wet month of February.
Admin1 is rereading Lethal White by Robert Galbraith. Admin2 is reading A Change of Circumstance by Susan Hill, a mundane saga of family life disguised as a crime novel.
A day without a storm when there was enough rain for a couple of rainbows and the solar panels served up >2kWh for the first time this year.
And it’s Twosday: 22/2/22 and it’s 22.22 too.
Admin2 is reading The Good Doctor by Damon Galgut; a gloomy book about a failing hospital in the South African bundu; no wonder it was on the Booker shortlist.
A delicate pale rainbow spans the sky above the flats as the light drizzle meets the weak sunshine.
Admin1 is reading A Question of Guilt by Jørn Lier Horst. Admin2 is reading Dark Asylum by ES Thomson.
We had venison cobbler and trifle for our family Sunday lunch and scored 10 on the GSQ.
A beautiful bright and evanescent rainbow briefly lighting up the autumn leaves to celebrate Admin2’s booster jab.
Admin1 is reading The Midnight Hour by Elly Griffiths. Admin2 started reading Too Much of Water by LC Tyler but is probably going to look for something else [update: rereading The Pesthouse by Jim Crace].
More rain, and at last a bow!
Admin1 is reading This Poison Will Remain by Fred Vargas. Admin2 is rereading When Will There be Good News? by Kate Atkinson.
Here comes the rainbow and Admin2 is home again and ticker-tee-boo. Thank you.
The bow is not that wow, but Admin1 was working on a pun concerning a brilliant sundog that dwindled before he could photograph it, and likewise this rainbow faded away before Admin2 could snap it through the red and golden leaves.
Admin1 is rereading Flesh Wounds by Christopher Brookmyre. Admin2 is reading The Great Swindle by Pierre Lemaitre; a jockey club member with friends in high places gets government contracts and does everything on the cheap. Wouldn’t happen here…
This rainbow appeared in the sky to celebrate Admin1 getting an emerald badge representing one year of research into COVID-19 after only three months of crunching!
Admin2 is reading Knife by Jo Nesbo.
A day of rain and sun and raging gales when we nevertheless managed to accrue 12kWh.
Admin1 is reading The Lantern Men by Elly Griffiths.
We scored 9 on the GWQ.
The rainy season is upon us. We have had more rain this month than in the whole of May.
Admin1 is rereading Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin.
At last a rainy day, and a faint pastel rainbow. So April is no longer our driest month ever, prevously tied with April 2015, but it is our sunniest April ever (not just us either), beating April 2015. Digging for victory week 5: carrots, onions and radishes all growing, beans and courgettes ready to plant out. Neighbours say 2 foxes and 4 hedgehogs spend nights in our gardens. Hope they eat snails.
Admin1 is reading Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds.
[update] Next day: another April shower and a more impressive rainbow.
Sunshine sparkling on the spray from the sprinkler on our sunniest April day ever: 11.82kWh, the fourth >10kWh day this week with more to come if the forecast is right. From further away the physics of light on water makes a rainbow, symbol of these days.
Admin1 is reading Redemption Ark by Alastair Reynolds.
A somewhat inaccurate rainbow on the road. The temperature reached 25.0 °C today.
Admin1 is reading The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds.
Rainbows in windows is the latest meme to give community spirit to a nation of shut-ins. Tonight millions of people gathered at doors and windows to applaud the NHS. People have never been so united while avoiding each other like the…
Today was the sunniest day this year (and our fourth sunniest March day ever): 7.928kWh.
Admin2 is reading Borne by Jeff Vandermeer.
Admin1 is reading The Boy in the Headlights by Samuel Bjork. Admin2 is reading The Settlers by Vilhelm Moberg.
A glorious double rainbow in a golden evening sky marks the end of a grey cloudy day.
Admin1 is reading The Island by Ragnar Jonasson
An absolutely splendid rainbow marks the end of several miserable wet cold days. Roll on summer!
We are watching Line of Duty series 5 and Admin2 watched No Exit.
Admin2 is reading Luna: Moon Rising by Ian McDonald; no idea what was going on, there were millions of characters all fighting each other.
We scored 7.5 on the GWQ.
Also spotted on our weathercam:
Admin1 is reading Dark Water by Robert Bryndza — competent, but nothing special. Admin2 is reading Fatal Music by Peter Morfoot
Coffee of the day: Brazil Passeio Icatu: rich and scented with citrus blossom.