The tragedy of Hamlet

Today’s guest picture was taken by Bruce on a visit to Sheffield.  He thinks that the car owner may have forgotten where he parked the car. We had to put up with yet another  boringly fine and dry day today but we bore this with great fortitude and hardly complained at all. Once again itContinue reading “The tragedy of Hamlet”

Some golf shots

Today’s guest picture shows a spectacular Pantanal bird, the orange-backed troupial.  It was spotted by Venetia on her Brazilian expedition last month.  You can see more of what she saw if you visit her recent blog (including some lovely jaguar pictures). Mrs Tootlepedal started the day with a routine visit to the dentist (nothing needed)Continue reading “Some golf shots”

Staying at home

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my brother-in-law Mike and shows his granddaughter Lara putting in the last pieces of an enormous jigsaw puzzle. Mrs Tootlepedal went off to Edinburgh to see our granddaughter Matilda today but I stayed at home.  As soon as she had left to catch the train at Lockerbie,Continue reading “Staying at home”

Entertaining

Today”s guest picture is another study of a London Park pond by my sister Mary.  This is in the St Mary’s Garden  in Regent’s Park. Mrs Tootlepedal spent the morning preparing food for an evening meal and  I did my best not to be too much of a nuisance. I put some food out forContinue reading “Entertaining”

Yet more calm dry weather. What has gone wrong?

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my flute pupil Luke.  He has been on a trip to Belgium. The picture is of the Menin Gate with his year group standing in front.   He was touched to find the name of his great great uncle Private George Bell’s name on it. George lived atContinue reading “Yet more calm dry weather. What has gone wrong?”

Saddle up

Today’s guest picture shows a bridge on the Trent and Mersey Canal which was visited today by my brother Andrew. I started my day with a visit to the doctor to discuss statins.  After stopping taking them a few months ago, I was persuaded back onto them and I was hoping that a recent testContinue reading “Saddle up”

A break

Today’s guest picture shows a swan anxiously supervising her brood.  She is anxious no doubt because, as my sister Mary tells me, the cygnets are swimming in the dogs’ bathing pond on Parliament Hill Fields. A dull and rainy morning here was brightened by the appearance of Sandy on a flying visit, followed by DropsconeContinue reading “A break”

The birds and the bees (and the butterflies)

Today’s guest picture is another of my sister Mary’s studies of the lakes and ponds of London’s parks.  This one is the small lake in Parliament Hill Fields We woke to the coldest morning of the autumn so far at a meagre 4 degrees C and to find the town well covered in mist.  ItContinue reading “The birds and the bees (and the butterflies)”

Nothing but blue skies

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my neighbour Gavin and shows the harbour at Crail on the east coast where he is on holiday.  We have booked a holiday cottage nearby for next April and I can guarantee that the weather won’t be this nice then. It was a day of perfect autumnContinue reading “Nothing but blue skies”

Gear failure

My children have been looking upwards.  After my daughter’s moon shots yesterday, my older son Tony saw some aeroplanes playing noughts and crosses in the sky over Edinburgh this morning. It was another perfect day today, still and sunny from start to finish.  I was intent on cycling but it was too cold for meContinue reading “Gear failure”