A bit of music at last

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my Newcastle correspondent who was visiting friends when a goldcrest crashed into a window.  It recovered and flew off but not before posing for a picture. There was not a snow flake to be seen today but I waited for the temperature to drag itself up fromContinue reading “A bit of music at last”

Just ridiculous

We have goldfinches in our tree but my daughter Annie has parakeets in hers. It was rather wet and windy this morning and a fairly measly 5°C when in lieu of thoughts of cycling, Dropscone rang up and offered to bring round a scone or two to go with a cup of coffee, I acceptedContinue reading “Just ridiculous”

Benchmarked

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce who seems to have popped up in Spain.   He had an excursion today to the monastery at Montserrat and found a statue there of interest.  He claims that its eyes followed him about wherever he went.  Look closely at the triptych which he tookContinue reading “Benchmarked”

Hard work (but not by me)

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent.  She noticed, while reading a county guide, that there was a 13th century Tootle Bridge not far from her home.  In a spirit of fun, she visited it and waited for some time until she could take a picture of a cyclist crossing the bridge toContinue reading “Hard work (but not by me)”

Life in the slow lane

Today’s guest picture shows a view of Buckingham Palace from St James’ Park.  I am going to have a view from my sitting room window like this when I grow up.  My sister Mary took the picture. Although it was a rather cloudy day, the temperature wasn’t too bad and the wind was light soContinue reading “Life in the slow lane”

Back again

Today’s guest picture comes from Ada, one of my former teaching colleagues, and shows the remarkable Kelpies. The Kelpies are 30-metre high horse-head sculptures, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal which reconnects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the River Forth, and improves navigation between the East and WestContinue reading “Back again”

Four out of four

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce’s recent tour of the north of England and shows a very uncharacteristic yellow telephone box.  It is part of Hull Telecoms, the only place in Britain which doesn’t bow the knee to British Telecom. We had another day without the fierce winds of late which was veryContinue reading “Four out of four”

What a difference a day makes

Today’s guest picture shows a work of art outside the Royal Academy that caught my sister Mary’s eye.  I used to make shapes like that with the children at school. Mrs Tootlepedal went off to Edinburgh to visit Matilda, TWGSP, but was unable to produce a photographic record of the trip as Matilda was sufferingContinue reading “What a difference a day makes”

Blown away

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother on the 3rd of March and shows snow in the Lake District then.  It snowed here today at the very end of the month.  So much for March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb. When I woke up at eight o’clock, itContinue reading “Blown away”

Anything went

Today’s guest picture is a swan posing for my sister Mary by the Serpentine. It was a bright and sunny day at breakfast time but cold enough at 3 degrees C to make me grateful that Mrs Tootlepedal had to go out to help record  the newspaper for the blind while I had to stayContinue reading “Anything went”