Mirror image

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  She is working hard in Zurich at the moment but found time to admire this trio of trees ageing differentially. Yesterday we had a sunny morning and a grey afternoon (and by the time that we went to bed, the inevitable rain had returned).  Today we hadContinue reading “Mirror image”

Unsettling

Today’s guest picture is another from Tom in South Africa and, appropriately enough since he is a great rugby man, it shows some springboks. The first named storm of the year was visiting Britain overnight and we were warned that Aileen would bring heavy and persistent rain overnight and well into the morning so itContinue reading “Unsettling”

Bike good, wind bad

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew’s visit to Nottingham.  As well as bridges, he saw this wheel.  Your town or city is unappealing if you don’t have a big wheel these days it seems. After a lonely breakfast, I checked on the vigour of the wind outside and decided that this wouldContinue reading “Bike good, wind bad”

An unexpected treat

Today’s guest picture not only comes from a guest, my son Alistair, but also shows a guest, his daughter Matilda, who has brought her parents down to Langholm for a short visit. We were making plans yesterday to go to Edinburgh to visit both our sons and their families over the New Year when ourContinue reading “An unexpected treat”

Hard going

Dropscone did Forth bridges while he was in Edinburgh.  He went over the rail bridge by train, walked back over the mile long road bridge on foot and found time to take this artistic misty picture of the new crossing in between times. We had another fine day today but it was decidedly chilly andContinue reading “Hard going”

Not at my peak

Today’s guest picture comes from my neighbour Liz and shows a delightful little cascade on the Becks Burn.  She must have been standing in the middle of the stream to get this shot on her phone. We had another dry day today as the Scandinavian High stood firm but the sun was nowhere to beContinue reading “Not at my peak”

Down came the rain

The guest picture of the day is another from my sister Mary’s recent visit to the lake District. I had hoped to get up early and beat the oncoming rain with a quick bike ride  but when I woke at six o’clock, the rain was already beating on the windows so I rolled over andContinue reading “Down came the rain”

Hanging around

Today’s guest picture is  a shot of one of my sister Mary’s favourite haunts, the Queen Mary’s garden, Regent’s Park. It was my morning duty to spend a couple of hours in the Information Hub in the High Street, giving out information to any local or visitor who might require it.  This was an opportunityContinue reading “Hanging around”

A quiet day

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Bruce, who found a nice to day celebrate Christmas on the Isle of Arran. Because of the uncertainty surrounding my knee operation, Mrs Tootlepedal and I had made no arrangements to entertain or to be entertained at Christmas this year and so we spent a very peacefulContinue reading “A quiet day”

Up and running again…..well, walking again to be more accurate.

Today’s guest picture comes from a walk that my daughter Annie took in the Chilterns earlier this month, just to show that they have good views in England too. I should start by saying a warm thank you to all those who wished me happy birthday and to those who have offered their hopes ofContinue reading “Up and running again…..well, walking again to be more accurate.”