A day out

The guest picture of the day was kindly provided by my sister Susan, being one that was surplus to requirements in her own blog.  It shows just how much money is washing round the City of London when they can afford such fancy bollards. For busy readers, I should mention that Mrs Tootlepedal and IContinue reading “A day out”

More than one flying bird

I am out of up to date guest pictures so I have resorted to a very narrow bridge over the river Dove which was crossed by my brother Andrew last month.   I am grateful for his generous supply of photographs It was a pleasantly sunny morning but sadly it was marred by an unpleasantly chillyContinue reading “More than one flying bird”

My cycle has two wheels

Today’s guest picture is perfect for optimists as it shows the light at the end of the tunnel.  This particular tunnel in SW Derbyshire was cycled through by my indefatigable brother Andrew. The day was dry, the wind was light, the temperature was 5 degrees above freezing and I enjoyed two cycle rides today asContinue reading “My cycle has two wheels”

Some activity at last

Today’s picture continues the record of the riotous celebrations of Mrs Tootlepedal’s birthday.  After yesterday’s birthday porridge, today we saw the official birthday cake.  No expense has been spared. Mrs Tootlepedal would like to thank all those kind commenters who wished her a happy birthday and to tell them that she did indeed have aContinue reading “Some activity at last”

More birthday porridge

I was sent today’s guest picture by my neighbour Bruce.  He tells me that it is a parrot plant and he is very impressed by its ability to avoid being killed by his plant care methods. At Wauchope Cottage there was another birthday to celebrate as Mrs Tootlepedal tried in vain to catch me up. Continue reading “More birthday porridge”

A gentle day

Today’s guest picture shows a Madrid fan club, another from my brother’s portfolio. It was a genuinely sub zero day today with the temperature only just creeping up to 1°  by lunchtime.  A cheerful sun and no wind made it feel quite pleasant though as I walked up to the Archive Centre after breakfast toContinue reading “A gentle day”

Crafty work

Today’s guest picture shows a nice Moorish gate in Toledo, photographed by my brother. In a typical stroke of malice, the weather gods relented from the unremitting provision of near freezing temperatures and delivered a day that was suitable for cycling on a day when I had very little time to spare for going cycling.Continue reading “Crafty work”

A bird in the hand

Today’s guest picture is a scan of the birthday card my brother would have sent me if events and illness had not conspired against him.  It is very suitable.   Now I’ll have to try to remember to send him one next year. Birds were on my mind when I got up as Dr  Cat BarlowContinue reading “A bird in the hand”

I do look a day older

Today’s guest picture was taken by Mrs Tootlepedal who had accompanied me on a birthday walk to the top of Warbla. It was my birthday today and it was celebrated in traditional style with a single candle in the middle of my plate of porridge and a small gift of bird seed from my daughter. Continue reading “I do look a day older”

A wise decision

Today’s guest picture is that brand new word of the year, a ‘selfie’ taken my brother on a walk in October.  I have used so many of his pictures that it only seemed fair to show the photographer himself photographing himself. I had a day with few photographic opportunities but quite a lot to do. Continue reading “A wise decision”

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