Having my cake and eating it

Today’s guest picture completes a trilogy of recent East Wemyss scenes; day, dawn and dusk. This is dusk today, as seen by our son Tony. It was my birthday today, and the weather gods obliged by presenting Langholm with a beautifully sunny morning to greet me when I got up. Just to make sure thatContinue reading “Having my cake and eating it”

More birthday porridge

I was sent today’s guest picture by my neighbour Bruce.  He tells me that it is a parrot plant and he is very impressed by its ability to avoid being killed by his plant care methods. At Wauchope Cottage there was another birthday to celebrate as Mrs Tootlepedal tried in vain to catch me up. Continue reading “More birthday porridge”

I do look a day older

Today’s guest picture was taken by Mrs Tootlepedal who had accompanied me on a birthday walk to the top of Warbla. It was my birthday today and it was celebrated in traditional style with a single candle in the middle of my plate of porridge and a small gift of bird seed from my daughter. Continue reading “I do look a day older”

Into every life a little rain must fall.

Today’s picture shows Maisie enjoying some sunshine and a popsicle.  I have often wondered what a popsicle was and now I know. There were certainly no popsicle eating opportunities to be had in Langholm today as it was miserable from dawn to dusk with ample supplies of both wind and rain.  To top off aContinue reading “Into every life a little rain must fall.”

An older woman

Today’s picture shows Mrs Tootlepedal in the arms of her father. It was her birthday today and she hasn’t changed a bit.  Unfortunately it was a dreadful day of rain and gales and not suitable for driving long distances, let alone cycling so a proposed jaunt was abandoned. I made her a special plate ofContinue reading “An older woman”

Dawn of a new age

Today’s picture shows my new wheel and I think we can all agree that it is a very beautiful wheel indeed. The picture clearly shows two things: one, that the morning ride was done in muddy conditions and two, that I am not very good at bike cleaning.  I thought I had given it aContinue reading “Dawn of a new age”