Matilda in fairyland

Today’s guest picture was taken by my flute pupil Luke’s father, Alan.  He has been forced to go to Dubrovnik on work related business and this is the view from his hotel window.  Poor chap. I realised that I had inexcusably omitted a great moment from yesterday’s activities in my daily account so here itContinue reading “Matilda in fairyland”

Having fun regardless

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia who was happy to be able to take a picture of her visiting badgers without using a flash. After a quiet morning, we packed into our cars and set off to visit a beach with the intention of taking part in that most British of all holiday activities, aContinue reading “Having fun regardless”

Rocking around

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s tour of five abbeys last weekend.  As well as many fine buildings, he saw some good bridges too, among them this lift bridge at Gloucester docks. It was another calm, dry day at North Berwick and after breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal and I enjoyed a stroll along aContinue reading “Rocking around”

Traditional pursuits

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  He attended the Fife agricultural show on a damp day yesterday. We had a calm and tolerably warm day today at North Berwick although an early glimpse of sun soon headed out to sea…. …leaving us feeling that a coat might be a good thing. After breakfast,Continue reading “Traditional pursuits”

150,000 gannets (all pictured here)

Today’s guest picture comes from Matilda’s mother, Clare and shows Matilda teaching her father how to fly a kite this afternoon. The (ocean) main business of the day was a boat trip round Craigleith Island and the Bass Rock to see the birds.  As you can see from the guest picture, the sun was outContinue reading “150,000 gannets (all pictured here)”

The sun was late

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz who popped into our garden and kindly sent me this confirmation that our alliums are doing well.  It is good to have people keeping an eye on things while we are away. The spell of sunny weather was put on hold today and we woke to aContinue reading “The sun was late”

Ankles exposed

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who met this hirsute gardener doing a little watering  in Regent’s Park this morning. We had a very untypical Sunday today with no church choir, no Sunday bike ride and no slow cooker.  In fact I only had time for a very brief look at the gardenContinue reading “Ankles exposed”

A little tour

Today’s guest picture shows that Matilda is a chip off the Attila the Gardener block when it come to destructive power.  It was taken by Matilda’s mother Clare. We have been very lucky with our holiday weather.  It hasn’t been as warm as the sunny pictures would suggest, with the temperature hanging around the 12Continue reading “A little tour”

Matilda sings bass

The guest  picture of the day shows Matilda considering whether to obey a rather officious sign at Archerfield yesterday.  Her father sent it to me. I apologise in advance.  There are some day when taking pictures is irresistible and this was one.  If you are busy, just click the LIKE button and move on. ForContinue reading “Matilda sings bass”