Putting on weight again

Today’s guest picture is another blast of sunshine from the past.  This time it is a pleasant valley scene from one of my brother Andrew’s Derbyshire walks in early October. After a rather restless night, I got up to a sunny morning and a much improved interior economy and after a quiet morning, I wasContinue reading “Putting on weight again”

A poor effort

Today’s guest picture comes from my Highland correspondent Jenni.  She went even further north from Inverness for a cruise and found herself in Alaskan waters. We had an uncharacteristically dull day here both as far as the weather went and my level of activity.  Mrs Tootlepedal was up and at it early with a tripContinue reading “A poor effort”

Noun: Sconcompedaltoot – Defn: A perfect day

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle-on-Tyne correspondent and shows her children posing beside Stephenson’s Rocket. It rained several times today but disappointingly not enough to register any amount on Mary Jo’s scientific rain gauge.  Still, the lightness of the occasional drizzle and the sunny spells in between allowed me to spend a productive andContinue reading “Noun: Sconcompedaltoot – Defn: A perfect day”

On the road

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who was passing Tamworth castle the other day when the sun came out. We had another cool morning here but with added sunshine and the day soon became suitable for gardening and cycling. I had a walk round the garden after breakfast and had to duck asContinue reading “On the road”

A good day for being inside

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who went to Margate to visit the Turner Gallery, which can be seen in the background of her  shot. I had the job of being the stand in feeder filler at the Moorland bird hide today and it was dry but chilly when I drove up toContinue reading “A good day for being inside”

Slow progress

Today’s guest picture is rather small but that is how it was sent to me by my friend Sandra.  I have put it in because it shows some of her regular flock of long tail tits visiting her feeder.  It is a great benefit to live right on the edge of town if you wantContinue reading “Slow progress”

Holding my breath

Today’s guest picture shows the village pond in Osmaston, Derbyshire.  It was passed by my brother Andrew while on an outing with his walking group. After a moment of dry weather before breakfast, the day very soon reverted to type and got wet. Dropscone rang me up  from the golf course where he was hitting aContinue reading “Holding my breath”

Progress and frustration

Today’s guest picture was provided by my brother.  He thinks there should be a counterbalance to the many white lambs which have appeared in the blog lately.  He saw these diverse lambs on a walk in the Peak Distract. We had another cold and (very) windy day today so I was pleased that my bankedContinue reading “Progress and frustration”

Late night posting

Today’s guest picture was taken by Santa Claus.  She is visiting us at the moment and brought our Christmas presents up with her.  She was so anxious to see our faces when we opened them, that we were given special dispensation to tear off the paper 25 days early.  She wasn’t disappointed with our reaction.Continue reading “Late night posting”

According to plan

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my son Tony and shows one of his large pack of fierce  hounds.Another dry day, this time with added sunshine and light winds, made for a unmissable chance to go cycling and this time, I didn’t miss it. There was a moment of distraction before I gotContinue reading “According to plan”