Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my brother-in-law Mike and shows his granddaughter Lara putting in the last pieces of an enormous jigsaw puzzle.
Mrs Tootlepedal went off to Edinburgh to see our granddaughter Matilda today but I stayed at home. As soon as she had left to catch the train at Lockerbie, I went back upstairs to catch some extra zeds as I was feeling rather tired.
Refreshed by my snooze, I came downstairs and saw some feathered friends hanging around in hope.
I left them to their antics and retired indoors to prepare a practice version for another of our Carlisle choir songs. It takes me a bit of time, not being a pianist myself, but I enjoy it and it is just the thing for when I want a quiet day.
After lunch, I had time to look out of the window….
…and a quick walk round the garden…
…before a fellow member of our Langholm choir came round to put a bit of much needed practice in. Our new musical director may think that we are better than we actually are so we felt that a bit of homework would not go amiss. We will see whether our work was any use at the choir meeting tomorrow.
It was a cool, dry day and it seemed a pity to spend the whole day inside so after Eric had gone, I went off for a walk.
I headed for the Kilngreen, home of many sitting ducks….
It is an path that I rarely use but it provided me with pictures of an excellent gate…
My walk home along the road was uneventful and I had time to do a little more work on the computer and make a risotto for my tea before Mrs Tootlepedal got home. She was excited because she had seen an enormous flock of migrating geese grazing at Carstairs from the window of her train.
Instead of going to Carlisle in the evening to play recorders, Roy and Susan came to Wauchope Cottage and we were joined by Sue, an ex member of the group for an evening of quartets. We played a varied selection from J S Bach to Whistling Rufus and enjoyed ourselves a lot.
Over a cup of tea after playing, Sue told us of her adventures in buying and fitting out a container as a garden room. The container is being delivered this week and the whole thing sounds very interesting. I am hoping that she will send me a picture or two as the project develops.
The flying bird of the day is a black headed gull.