A Tootlepedal day

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew. He is still in London helping to sort out my sister’s affairs. He found time for a trip along the Thames today. It froze over night here but the temperature soon rose above freezing as the morning went on. It didn’t show any enthusiasm for actuallyContinue reading “A Tootlepedal day”

Getting the point

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. It was taken in the grounds of Nottingham University and is all the more remarkable as it had been raining cats and dogs only moments earlier The chief business of the morning here on a dry but windy day was to drive to Canonbie to get ourContinue reading “Getting the point”

Scones, jam and cream

Today’s guest picture of these lovely roses comes from my brother Andrew. On a grey and occasionally rainy morning, Mrs Tootlepedal was hard at work soon after breakfast making scones. I rushed round to the shop and bought biscuits and a pot of double cream. The reason for this preparation? The imminent arrival of ourContinue reading “Scones, jam and cream”

A starling invasion

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s walk home from Street. I like this pastoral scene a lot. There is a river running through it. We had a cold, damp, windy day with very little or nothing to be said in its defence. We walked to church under umbrellas, and found ourselves part of aContinue reading “A starling invasion”

Soup and biscuits

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Dropscone because he knows that I like bridges. It comes from his son Benjamin who is on holiday somewhere vaguely familiar. We had some heavy showers overnight, and we woke to a grey and often rainy morning. I found a dry moment to scoot round to theContinue reading “Soup and biscuits”

Singing and gardening

Today’s guest picture comes from my Canonbie friend Simon. He was in Lancashire yesterday when he came across this fine bridge over the River Lune while on a walk near Kirkby Lonsdale. We had a warm, sunny and breezy day here today. As we were singing in two choirs, morning and afternoon, we didn’t getContinue reading “Singing and gardening”

Twenty seconds of sunshine

Today’s guest picture is another from our friend Gavin’s tour of the outer isles. It shows a lapwing and a chick. It was Friday 13th today so we were braced for bad luck. In the end, it was only the weather that gave us a bad time. It was gloomy, windy and occasionally wet. IContinue reading “Twenty seconds of sunshine”

Grateful for a push

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He is pleased that this handsome bridge in Derby, which he uses a lot, has won an award for good design. We had another generally sunny day here, but the brisk wind made it feel a little chillier than it should have been. Mrs Tootlepedal was busyContinue reading “Grateful for a push”

Safely home

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony’s partner Marianne. It shows the Tootlepedals and Tony on the harbour wall at Pittenweem yesterday. Tony is highly amused as he is taking a picture of Marianne taking a picture of us. Tony is recovering from an operation on his wrist, and as a result he wasContinue reading “Safely home”

Taking things easy

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found the lake in Markeaton Park in a very peaceful mood in the late afternoon while on a recent walk. We woke to a false dawn here. It was lovely when I looked over the roofs of Henry Street out of our back window. . .Continue reading “Taking things easy”