Day lite

Today’s guest picture is a deeply weepy  shot from Regents Park.  It was one a recent set taken there by my sister Mary. After a couple of reasonable days, the Met Office foreboding came true today and we started with a cold, grey and windy day and ended with a slightly warmer, much greyer andContinue reading “Day lite”

The full score

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Haarlem.  It shows a very elegant brewery sign.  He remarks that there were over 100 breweries in Haarlem. The Met Office had been full of gloomy warnings of frost and icy roads for this morning but once again, they were too pessimistic and we hadContinue reading “The full score”

Hardly a quiet moment

Today’s guest picture shows some colourful ducks and ducklings (or perhaps geese, I can’t tell) which my sister Mary met in Regents Park. It was a day of meteorological contrasts with spells of sunshine mixed with fierce showers with the whole day overlaid with a very brisk and chilly wind. I managed to find aContinue reading “Hardly a quiet moment”

An unexpected break

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Gavin, who is currently in San Francisco. He tells me, “This is Oracle, the USA entry for the 2015 Americas Cup. It passed our tourist boat today going at full speed with 2 speedboats tailing it and it was almost flying. I have never seen anything without anContinue reading “An unexpected break”

What a shower

Today’s guest picture is another from Mary Jo in Manitoba.  She was so sympathetic towards Mrs Tootlepedal’s gingerbread problem that she sent me this picture of an absolute disaster in her breadmaker department.  She adds that she couldn’t throw it out out for the birds as it might have killed one if she had hitContinue reading “What a shower”

Three shades of grey

I am breaking with my usual practice of having a single guest picture by having two guest pictures today as I thought that they make an interesting contrast.  They were both taken today by a Mary but they are world’s apart.  The very efficient snow clearing routine in Brandon came from my correspondent Mary JoContinue reading “Three shades of grey”

Trilling and singing

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s tour of five Dutch cities in January.  He took some lovely pictures on his trip and this one shows Haarlem in the mist. It was a very interesting but equally, a very uneventful day today. The first matter of interest was the arrival of large numbers ofContinue reading “Trilling and singing”

Two excursions and a night out

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent who visited a LEGO exhibition where she saw this magnificent if highly coloured model of St Pancras.  Rather strangely, it was in the  Woodhorn colliery museum. We started the day off here with a visit to the Moorland Feeders as I am a relief feeder filler forContinue reading “Two excursions and a night out”

Mixed day

Today’s guest picture was taken by Venetia on her way home to Somerset.  It shows Paddington at Paddington. It was a day of mixed weather, emotions and variable activity.  The sun was shining when Sandy rang me up after breakfast and suggested a visit to the Moorland Feeder hide.  It is needless to say thatContinue reading “Mixed day”

Speedy progress

Today’s guest picture wasn’t taken by Mrs Tootlepedal but it was made by her.  It shows Shaun the Sheep, popular TV and film star.  He went to Edinburgh today to stay with his new owner. The wall growers were in action early today and by the time that I had finished my breakfast, the wallContinue reading “Speedy progress”

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