Short in the tooth

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair, and shows his daughter Matilda in the nice new dress which her Granny has made for her. No prizes for guessing the theme of the performance. We had much better weather today which was very welcome, but it turned out that I had lost a filling fromContinue reading “Short in the tooth”

A sunny Sunday

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who has returned from Spain and found this fine windmill at Lytham in Lancashire. A spell of good weather has crept up on us surreptitiously.  It has gone gradually from being cold and grey to generally warm and fine.  It has been raining in the night butContinue reading “A sunny Sunday”

Disjointed

Today’s guest picture comes from the camera of Mrs Tootlepedal.  She bicycled off after church to help with some archaeological surveying at a Roman camp near the town and noticed this painted lady butterfly on the way. I was in a rather creaky state when I woke up and after breakfast I resolved to seeContinue reading “Disjointed”

Time passes

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by keen photographer Kevin, who was delighted to find a smooth or common newt on his garage steps, the first he has seen in Langholm. The wind had dropped this morning and I ventured out for another short bicycle ride after breakfast.  I passed Dropscone, who had madeContinue reading “Time passes”

Still a bit buffeted by Bertha

Today’s guest picture is a contrast to our present gloomy weather and shows a sunny day in Devon in June.  My daughter was visiting pretty gardens down there. We had another basically wet and windy day which, with the addition of a considerable drop in temperature, made it quite a good day to find thingsContinue reading “Still a bit buffeted by Bertha”

Not over the hill yet

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by their father, shows two more children of a Langholm exile.  William and Sara, grandchildren of Mike Tinker, are standing in front of the monument to the 29th chieftain of  Clan Macdougall in Oban where they are on holiday.  A nice contrast in posing styles here. It was anotherContinue reading “Not over the hill yet”