Baking, walking, snapping, tootling

Today’s guest picture comes from my daughter Annie and shows a gently steaming gatepost that we met on a walk this afternoon. It was business as usual with the weather when we woke up, with grey skies and rain to greet us. It seemed like a good day for indoor activities so while Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Baking, walking, snapping, tootling”

It’s not better to travel hopefully, it’s better to arrive.

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by my friend Bruce and taken by his son Kevin, shows that it really has been a bit breezy round here lately. It was even wetter and windier this morning (as forecast) and I was happy to accept an offer of scones to go with morning coffee.   Even DropsconeContinue reading “It’s not better to travel hopefully, it’s better to arrive.”

Total gloom

Today’s guest picture comes from my recorder playing friend Susan and shows boats on the Caledonian Canal near Fort Augustus, which she visited with her father when he scaled Ben Nevis. The guest picture is the only colourful thing about today’s brief blog.  The weather was wet and gloomy when I got up and itContinue reading “Total gloom”

Birthday absence

Today’s guest picture comes from South Africa and shows the cycle route followed by Langholm exile, Tom. I wonder if he stops before he gets to the mountains. After a short run of chilly but brighter days, we returned to our warm, wet and windy weather today. It was gloomy but dry in the morningContinue reading “Birthday absence”

A day well spent

Today’s guest picture reveals that diver Tony was swimming with sharks in the aquarium at Queensferry near Edinburgh.   He tells me that he thoroughly enjoyed it and will not miss his left foot at all*. We had a rare day of calm and pleasant weather today.  I perhaps should have spent more of it cyclingContinue reading “A day well spent”

A trip to Edinburgh

Today’s guest picture, taken by his partner Marianne, shows our older son Tony in over his head. Where he is will be revealed tomorrow.  I spent almost the whole day sitting around but enjoying myself nevertheless. After breakfast, I drove to Lockerbie and caught the train to Edinburgh.  I had my new camera in myContinue reading “A trip to Edinburgh”

Talking to myself

Today’s guest picture shows a late bit of autumn colour seen by my sister Mary in the early morning in Regent’s Park at the weekend.  It was another zero degree day here and I had to scrape ice from the car windscreen before I could perform the first and most important duty of the day.Continue reading “Talking to myself”

A happy day

In the absence of any guest pictures (hint, hint), today’s leading image shows the cork tiles which Mrs Tootlepedal has been busy laying. I can report that they are a pleasure to walk on. We awoke to another chilly morning, illuminated by cheerful sunshine.  Any feeling of warmth induced by looking at the sunshine throughContinue reading “A happy day”

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