More sound advice

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He had a lot better weather than we had yesterday when he went for his walk. We had another grey morning here today, with the occasional hint of drizzle, and we were very quiet for a while after breakfast, until we got out into the garden forContinue reading “More sound advice”

Welcome home

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to Porthleven in Cornwall. It was a day which started with low cloud and rain . . . . . . and ended with sunshine and the return of Mrs Tootlepedal. In between, Dropscone came round for coffee bearing first rate scones (and leaving with runner beans),Continue reading “Welcome home”

Choral chaos and an outing

Today’s guest picture come from our friend Bruce. He spotted a septic tank cleaning lorry on the Kilngreen and was amused by its tag. I was too. ( I don’t know if ‘meals on wheels’ is an international institution, but here it provides home meals for those unable to get out of the house orContinue reading “Choral chaos and an outing”

Winding down

Today’s guest picture is another of Laura’s from St Joseph, Michigan. We got up to some heavy showers and strong winds here today. It wasn’t the best weather for the last day of Clare, Alistair and Matilda’s stay with us, but we made the best of it. Mrs Tootlepedal had a busy morning taking theContinue reading “Winding down”

Full of it

Today’s guest picture comes from my Manitoba correspondent Mary Jo. She is currently on holiday in England and came across this fine gate in Salisbury. Mrs Tootlepedal has been wanting a bit a manure to get her garden off to a good start for the next growing season so she had a word with aContinue reading “Full of it”

Taking relaxation to new levels

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent.  She has ventured east lately and visited Nuffield House, the home of William Morris, the car manufacturer.  This radiator temperature gauge caught her eye. I note that one of the joys of modern life is not having to worry about your car radiator boiling  every timeContinue reading “Taking relaxation to new levels”

Scaling scone mountain

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who has just got round to sorting through some more of his Marseille pictures.  This one shows the village of L’Estaque and a view popular with Braque, Cezanne and other famous painters. The wind did move round today as forecast but it was neither as strong notContinue reading “Scaling scone mountain”

Hitting the bottle

Today’s guest picture comes from the Edmonton busker and bicyclist, Tuckamoredew, a man who sings gaily to himself while pedalling through deep snow in subzero temperatures in the dark.  But even he was a bit alarmed when he passed these two characters at night. The wind was still from the east today and the dayContinue reading “Hitting the bottle”

Making a pile

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent.  She stopped to look a new monument celebrating the world speed record for helicopter flight, set in 1986 and by chance met two of the designers of the helicopter, the Geraghty brothers, who were visiting the monument themselves. Very obligingly it had rained during the night andContinue reading “Making a pile”

Vitamin D overdose

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was visiting the Botanical Gardens in Oxford.  She could see Magdalen College in the distance. We had the third day in a row of welcome sunshine today and flowers and insects greeted it with the same enthusiasm that we did. I am suffering from a littleContinue reading “Vitamin D overdose”