Today’s guest picture comes from Simon, a camera club member who is working on the continent. Knowing that I like bridges, he sent me this historic example by which one can cross the border between Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
I had such a dull day that I was very tempted to copy the famous occasion on 18th April, 1930 when the BBC news reader announced that there was “No news today” and played music for the rest of the bulletin.
But I cracked. So here is a very little news.
It was a wet, windy and miserable morning. I am still not sleeping very well and Mrs Tootlepedal had gone out to an all day Embroiderers’ Guild workshop so I saw no good reason to get up until after lunch. I watched a good game of rugby on the telly with New Zealand showing how the game should be played before lunch and then I watched an exciting horse race from Ascot where the hot favourite was beaten a centimetre after lunch.
I finally got enough interest in real life to go out into the garden in a fine drizzle and sweep the leaves off the lawns and pick up some walnuts.
I did a little shredding and welcomed Mrs Tootlepedal back from her meeting. We had a walk round the garden which tried its best to cheer me up…
…and then we went in and had a cup of tea.
I watched a rather glum blackbird perching in the rain…
…and then, in the search for thrills, I drove down to Co-op to recycle our old newspapers and cans and do a little shopping while I was there.
The recycling went well and the shopping would have gone better if I had taken any money with me.
The second visit was more successful.
And that was the day.
There were hardly any birds about in the garden today and those that were there were keeping a very low profile. In desperation, I looked up and saw two passing rooks so I do have a double flying bird of the day with which to end a dull post.