Going nuts

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s Highland holiday.  He went to Fraserburgh and saw not one but two lighthouses. It was another tedious morning with lots of rain showers and just enough gaps between them to make you think that they might be stopping….but they didn’t. After killing time to a background of Beatles musicContinue reading “Going nuts”

Success this time

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s recent walk.  When the walkers stopped for lunch, a local resident pestered them for a share of their sandwiches and got very hoity toity when they refused. We had some welcome sunshine today but I had a busy morning  and the only part of it that wasContinue reading “Success this time”

A pedal, a toddle, a tootle and a gargle

The guest picture of the day comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia.  She recently took a break in the Highlands of Scotland where she saw this lovely little tree creeper. The forecast was for sunshine and light winds in the morning and rain and strong wind in the afternoon.  As I was hoping to haveContinue reading “A pedal, a toddle, a tootle and a gargle”

Virtually English

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s archives.  For some reason he came upon the picture from 2004 of certain young(ish) golfers enjoying a break in Majorca to get away from Langholm’s winter weather.  It snowed and I still have the umbrella that I had to buy while we were there. I don’t know what theContinue reading “Virtually English”

A day of two halves

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Sharon, world famous as the mother of flute playing Luke, who has been spending a few days in Germany.  She didn’t tell me where she was staying. We had a grey, gloomy morning and I was very happy to put it to use with some creative lounging about,Continue reading “A day of two halves”

Progress

Today’s guest picture is an impressive sea cave from Dropscone’s Irish holiday. Our thaw continued and there was no snow to show on the lawns when we woke up.  It was still fairly chilly and grey with occasional rain so we are not breaking out the spring champagne yet. It took the siskins a bitContinue reading “Progress”

Unexpected

Today’s guest picture is another from the delightfully sunny walk near Little Eaton that my brother took recently.  Here he was looking across the Derwent valley. By contrast, we were more than a little surprised to find our garden covered in snow when we woke up this morning. There had been some loose talk ofContinue reading “Unexpected”

A busy day

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie, who met one of the Grumpy clan chatting with a friend, while she was on a walk in Regents Park with a friend of her own. We were promised a day of rain today after the latest storm passed over us during the night.  The storm knockedContinue reading “A busy day”

The darkest hour

Today’s guest picture was taken by our daughter Annie as she stopped off in Hong Kong on her way back from Macao. We should have been in celebratory mood today as it is the winter solstice and the start of a new year but Mrs Tootlepedal’s cold had got a bit worse and she wiselyContinue reading “The darkest hour”

A change in the weather

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who was up in London to watch tennis at the O2 Arena. During a break in play, she ventured across the river on the Emirates cable car. We could hear the rain pounding down overnight so it was no surprise to wake up to a dullContinue reading “A change in the weather”