Since I uploaded my last blog post, on the Shipping Forecast, artist Peter Collyer has given me permission to illustrate the post with images from his book Rain Later, Good — for which I am extremely grateful.
He reports that a new edition of the book is to be published in September by Adlard Coles. This will be a paperback with a new introduction, and will include the sea areas only (so not the section on coastal stations).
Please do go see the images now illustrating that post — they’re well worth a look! Or you may prefer to go to Peter Collyer’s web site to see more of his work. (Click on the link Stolen paintings and you may help to catch a thief!)
Also please note that some time ago the Royal National Lifeboat Institute chose Rain Later, Good as the publication to celebrate their 175th anniversary (which was the year I moved to the UK). I’ve made the RNLI a Featured Link, too — it’s a remarkable charity providing life-saving services, and worthy of all the support you can give.
Next post will continue with topics from the opening ceremony of the Olympics. I’ll try not to let watching the sports and cheering for the US and the UK slow me down. (Though actually I cheer for Belgium, too, because I once lived there, and for Sudan because my husband used to live there, and for the women on teams from Arab countries, and for the Zambians because I have a friend from Zambia, and for the Dutch and the Swedes because my husband has long-time clients there who have become friends, and…I cheer for a lot of people, actually).