Hip hip hooray (modified rapture)

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He passed a prominent landmark on a recent cultural trip to the capital. I would have enjoyed a quiet day of rest today but medical matters intervened and I had to drive to Dumfries in the morning to see a specialist about my hip. It has beenContinue reading “Hip hip hooray (modified rapture)”

A long day

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia and suggests that her recent holiday may have taken her well away from home. We went well away from home today (though not so far as Venetia) and had to get up very early for us at quarter past five to be ready to catch theContinue reading “A long day”

Play it again

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent.  Fiona was taking refuge in a bird hide at the Rising Sun country park when she took this shot. ( She was hiding from the huge piles of work she has to do for an exam.) We were greeted by a scattering of snow on the groundContinue reading “Play it again”

The play’s the thing

Today’s guest picture shows the marina at Willington, which was my brother’s ultimate objective on his cycle trip yesterday. A sub zero but sunny morning gave me the task of clearing the ice from the car before Mrs Tootlepedal drove off to Lockerbie to catch the train to Edinburgh to see Matilda.  One of theContinue reading “The play’s the thing”

Total compost

Today’s guest picture shows the canal beside which my brother Andrew cycled on his way to a nice cappuccino this morning. We didn’t quite have the same sunshine here today but it was another dry, crisp day so no one was complaining. It was below zero when I took the car up to the garageContinue reading “Total compost”

A quiet day

I nagged my sister Mary to take another of her photographs of Regent’s Park on her way to play tennis and she very kindly obliged with this beautifully composed guest picture when she went to play today. We awoke to a pleasantly sunny day here too but our delight was tempered by the fact thatContinue reading “A quiet day”

Only got one pair of hands

In the absence of a genuine guest picture of the day, Mrs Tootlepedal’s current sampler modestly takes the stage to head up today’s post. We had the best day for what seems like months for cycling today.  Temperatures were safely above freezing, winds were light and several rays of sunshine were to be seen.  WhatContinue reading “Only got one pair of hands”

A quiet but loud day

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Nottingham and shows the University there. I had a very uneventful day in general but with one big event in it.  It was grey, mostly wet and a bit windy so I was very happy to be indoors preparing a lamb stew for the slowContinue reading “A quiet but loud day”

Stretching the legs again

Today’s guest picture comes from a recent visit to Nottingham by my brother Andrew and shows what purports to be the oldest pub in England nestling beneath the castle wall. The main event of the morning was an end to recent harrowing scenes of scone starvation  in the Tootlepedal household as Dropscone appeared for coffeeContinue reading “Stretching the legs again”

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