Party time

Today’s picture shows an enterprising street musician in Mansfield, snapped by my brother on his way home from his recent tour. A rather  brief blog today as I was out at my neighbiur Liz’s birthday party until late. I fiddled away the morning doing this and that…and of course occasionally looking out of the window. Continue reading “Party time”

Waiting

Today’s picture shows a curious building which my brother Andrew tells me is Queen Victoria’s tea house at Frogmore, which he visited not long ago.  I just have my tea in a mug. The year is in a sort of pause mode at the moment.  The temperature is still quite warm and  summer-like but theContinue reading “Waiting”

A false start

Today’s picture comes from my sister Susan, who has been in Paris.  She was, as they say, where the balloon went up. Dropscone was off at one of his elderly gentlemen’s golf tournaments so I had a leisurely breakfast which morphed almost seamlessly into coffee and biscuits with a short break for garden strolling inContinue reading “A false start”

Light headed

Today’s picture was taken on the hill above the town by my recorder playing friend Susan. It was a quiet, grey morning and still quite warm.  I had to go to the health centre after breakfast for a regular check up and when I got home, I had time for a quick walk round theContinue reading “Light headed”

Brotherly love

In response to a flood of (at least two) requests, today’s picture is a set of Dropscone’s treacle scones beside the ingredients.  The recipe is below. Recipe: 1 and a half cups of self raising flour. Pinch of salt if required Half cup of milk (your choice, full or skimmed) 2 spoons of treacle, infuseContinue reading “Brotherly love”

Snappy

Today’s picture was sent to me by Bruce who spotted this ruddy darter at Threave. I did some darting myself this morning in company with Dropscone, as we nipped round the morning run in good style in spite of some moaning about bad backs from one of the pedallers.  It was another lovely day withContinue reading “Snappy”

Crème de la crème

Today’s picture, in the absence of any contributions from friends and family, is a geometrical delight from our garden. The day started tentatively on my part as I tested out my fragile back while Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in the church choir.  I was able to walk about the garden and take picturesContinue reading “Crème de la crème”

Ten per cent

Today’s picture shows an elegant arcade roof in Hays Galleria seen by my sister Mary when walking beside the Thames. After the cycling of yesterday, today was devoted to more serious matters.  The lawns have been neglected so I started by mowing the middle lawn. Then there were flowers to inspect.  The Shirley poppies areContinue reading “Ten per cent”

Done it….and done for

Today’s picture shows a view from the top of the Riddings viaduct that Sandy and I visited recently,  It was taken by Gavin who fearlessly walked across it. I took advantage of a warm, dry and relatively windless day to get the speedy bike out to see if I could still cycle 100 miles.  ItContinue reading “Done it….and done for”

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