Coffee, tea and Trovatore

Today’s guest picture is a steam train at Carlisle Station.  My neighbour Gavin saw it not long ago.  They seem to be running regular steam excursions to Carlisle at the moment.  We saw one when I put Mrs Tootlepedal on the London train last weekend. It was a very dull day on the whole today. Continue reading “Coffee, tea and Trovatore”

The welcome return of the scone

Today’s guest picture is a fine railway bridge, built in 1898, which was spotted by Dropscone when he was in Hastings on his recent holiday. We had another subzero (just) morning today so I was happy to wait for the arrival of Dropscone bearing scones to go with a cup of coffee.  He had gotContinue reading “The welcome return of the scone”

The weather gods amusing themselves

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother, who visited the beach at Exmouth on the south coast today.  The sea is remarkably calm. I had hoped to go for a cycle ride this morning but annoyingly the temperature was just too low straight after breakfast for me to be confident that there would be noContinue reading “The weather gods amusing themselves”

Dining out

Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone’s southern venture and shows a row of bathing huts on the Isle of Sheppey. He was not tempted to use one and go for a dip. We had another sunny but chilly day today so I went for a walk in the morning after waving at a visitingContinue reading “Dining out”

Mostly sitting around

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s southern Odyssey.  He went about as far as he could go and found himself and Susan at Beach Head on a very misty day. We had another wonderfully sunny day today but this one was more in line with the way that things should be in January and wasContinue reading “Mostly sitting around”

The early worm escapes again

Today’s guest picture is one from a holiday that Mike Tinker took last year.  It shows a handsome bridge in Rhayader, Mid Wales. I had requested a better day after our recent dreich spell and my plea was heard and we enjoyed a beautifully sunny day today.  As an added and unexpected bonus, the temperatureContinue reading “The early worm escapes again”


Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s holiday in the deep south.  He decided to leave the mainland and travel to the Isle of Sheppey across this impressive (but ugly) bridge. I had a discussion with Sandy as we walked along yesterday as to whether the day could properly be described as dreich.  He thought thatContinue reading “Dreich”

A pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture shows a fine Zwartble tup.  It was sent to me by Irving, who bred it.  They are a Dutch breed.  I have never knowingly seen one before. We had another grey day today, a day far too dark and gloomy to allow for taking proper photographs so I limited myself to takingContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle”

With a simile and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from my son Tony, who came across this splendid waterfall while walking the dogs in the Dollar Glen in Clackmannanshire today.  He is having a birthday celebration weekend away. There was nothing much to celebrate about the weather here today.  It was as gloomy as a Washington Democrat (the simile ofContinue reading “With a simile and a song”

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