A restful day

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She was given these roses by a neighbour who had cut them off because they were overhanging Caroline’s garden path. We had another fine and warm day here, but the wind blew so briskly all day that it discouraged me from walking or cycling. Perhaps the pollenContinue reading “A restful day”

Party time

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend and neighbour Gavin. He was on North Uist today and was impressed by the amount of work two crofters had put in to provide their only source of heat for the coming year. We had a generally sunny but very windy day here, with some gusts making usContinue reading “Party time”

Help for old knees

Today’s guest picture shows the West Mill at Darley Abbey Mills in Derby. My brother Andrew passed it on his walk today, and a good deal of noise indicated that it was being used as a wedding venue. We had a generally dry day, with only one short shower to disturb the gardeners. Both SandyContinue reading “Help for old knees”

Settling down

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline in Southsea. It goes to show that we don’t have a monopoly on elegant tulips here. Today was all about settling back into routine life at home after the excitements of visiting family in the south. We managed pretty well. After breakfast, the newspapers, and the crossword,Continue reading “Settling down”

Going downhill fast

Today’s guest picture comes from a new correspondent, Mark. He was a co-leader of a very energetic 10 mile walk on Sunday as part of the ‘Tour o’ the Moor’ celebrations of the anniversary of the community buy out. He sent me this picture of his group tackling a ridge in glorious weather. We foundContinue reading “Going downhill fast”

Turning over an old leaf

Today’s guest picture comes from our younger son Alistair. He only has a small garden but it was full of blossom last week. I would like to start today’s post with a picture of the amazing flowers which our son Tony sent to Mrs Tootlepedal to celebrate Mothering Sunday. They are real flowers, though MrsContinue reading “Turning over an old leaf”

On a roll

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He has acquired a caravan near Kendal in the Lake District, and he tells me that he intends to do a lot of cycling on the quiet back roads in the area. It looks ideal to me. We had another frosty morning here, followed by anotherContinue reading “On a roll”

Pastures new

Today’s guest picture comes from a recent visit to Bath by my Somerset correspondent Venetia. This famous bridge and weir made a guest appearance in the film version of Les Miserables where they were magically transported to Paris. We had another lovely day here, but sadly the wall to wall sunshine was accompanied by aContinue reading “Pastures new”

Strictly for the birds

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s sunny visit to Hestercombe Gardens near Taunton. Our day here started with some sunshine, and even though a sharp shower intruded, it was only a brief interlude, and I was able to cycle up to the town to pay my account at the newsagent and collect some suppliesContinue reading “Strictly for the birds”

Thin singing

Today’s guest picture comes from my Welsh correspondent, Keiron. He parked his bike on a smart new bridge over the River Neath at Cwmgwrach. We had a dry but grey morning, and as Mrs Tootlepedal is not throwing her persistent cold off, we had a very quiet morning in. Outside though, the birds were goingContinue reading “Thin singing”