Getting about a bit

Today’s guest picture is the last of a series from my sister Mary’s visit to the Lake District last month.  It was taken looking down at Grasmere. The wind had subsided quite a bit after yesterday’s vigorous blow and it was pleasantly sunny when we got up.  As a result, I got dressed up forContinue reading “Getting about a bit”

Troubled by the wind

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent and shows her daughter Hannah taking part in the Newcastle Vamos festival celebrating Latino music.  What fun. The wind was all that was forecast today (40-50mph) and sometimes it felt as though it was even stronger than that and we had worries about trees in the gardenContinue reading “Troubled by the wind”

Casting a clout

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia who is back in England and went to visit an enormous limestone quarry with a geological interest group.   Her picture shows the Torr Works (after a Mr. Torr, nothing to do with Glastonbury) in the east Mendips. It is a Carboniferous limestone quarry. We finally got a summer dayContinue reading “Casting a clout”

Not as bad as it might have been

Today’s guest picture, sent by my son Tony to annoy us, shows his villa as seen from the beach as he and Marianne enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine on a short holiday. A look on the Met Office website this morning showed that the ‘feels like’ factor here was 7°C but even that felt generous asContinue reading “Not as bad as it might have been”

A farewell meal

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s Lake District trip and shows the path to Easedale Tarn. If only I could have persuaded myself to get up at 6 o’clock when I opened my eyes to see strong sunshine outside, I would have been able to make the best of the day.  AsContinue reading “A farewell meal”

Programmed

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s recent Lake District holiday.  It shows Grasmere.  She takes lovely pictures. It was a bit warmer when I got up today but it didn’t feel much warmer because of the dratted wind which was still blowing strongly.  It took me some time to summon up theContinue reading “Programmed”

Flinging myself about

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent, who has been away in France.  The picture shows a charming boutique in Collanges-la-Rouge. A cloudy and windy morning gave rise to quite a long internal debate over the pleasures of cycling.  In the end though,my sense of derring-do just won out over my tendency toContinue reading “Flinging myself about”

Invasion

Today’s guest picture comes from our visitor, Marianne and shows the river Cramond in Edinburgh on a rare sunny day recently. When I woke up this morning, the wind had dropped, the sun was out, the sky was blue.  It was a day for cycling and I managed to make good use of as muchContinue reading “Invasion”

Making an effort

Today’s guest picture shows the wonderful “Trees” in the Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.  It was taken by Mike Tinker on his way home from NZ. We had a very welcome day with lots of sun and no rain.  It even felt pleasantly warm if you could get out of the wind.  The down side,Continue reading “Making an effort”

Getting my goat

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother.  He has been a bit unwell lately and unable to go for his customary vigorous walks but he is recovering well and taking pictures in flatter places for the moment.  This is the ferry across Portsmouth harbour.  Mrs Tootlepedal and I took our bikes across on this ferryContinue reading “Getting my goat”