Keeping myself to myself

My Somerset correspondent Venetia, who has recently been in Spain, has answered my plea for a guest picture with this fine study of a Spanish bull.  Like our pheasants, this one has been bred for sport and may well end up in a bullring. We had a day than never got warm, staying at underContinue reading “Keeping myself to myself”

Thank you legs

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie who is in Venice working.  She caught La Serenissima in a less than serene mood. A bright start to the day here soon faded to grey but at least it didn’t rain.  It was decidedly chilly for the time of year and I was pleased to haveContinue reading “Thank you legs”

A day of armless fun

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s walk along the Thames.  She saw these two unusual boats in a dock near Tower Bridge.  Not the usual rich people’s yachts. I have a wonderfully shiny bruise on my arm so I thought it might be a good plan to have a very quiet morning. Continue reading “A day of armless fun”

Life on a smaller scale

I have had enough of the London Trip pictures so it is back to guest pictures of the day.    Dropscone was on holiday in Glasgow last week when he met this attractive bridge over the Clyde. After the excitement of yesterday, we had a very calm domestic day today.  We did get out in theContinue reading “Life on a smaller scale”

A floral feast

Today’s ‘London Trip’ photograph is a peek into the Pullman coach which featured in yesterday’s post. Owing to a miscalculation there are far too many pictures in today’s post but having processed them all, I am too lazy to decide which ones to cut out so they are all here. For the busy reader hereContinue reading “A floral feast”

Taking my time

The second of the ‘trip to London’ pictures shows “Topaz”, one of the elegant Pullman coaches pulled by the steam engine which we saw at Carlisle station.  I like the little lamps with shades at every table. We had a rare outbreak of summer today with plenty of sunshine and a cooling breeze from theContinue reading “Taking my time”

A sloe march

Today’s guest picture is a cabbage from our daughter Annie’s allotment.  Possibly the best cabbage ever, I think that you will agree. We had a forecast of persistent rain all day so I resolved to put the day to good use by doing things that needed to be done. It was indeed raining when weContinue reading “A sloe march”

Another day, another free meal

Today’s guest picture shows Justin half way up the Old Man of Coniston in the Lake District  yesterday.  He was accompanying my brother Andrew to the summit and had paused to admire the view.  My brother took the picture. I am going to break with habit and start today’s post with a picture that IContinue reading “Another day, another free meal”

Up with the lark and back with the bats

Today’s guest picture, from my younger son Al, shows Matilda having fun in the Art Park yesterday. I had a long day today as Mrs Tootlepedal had decided to go to London to buy some secateurs for the garden.  This involved getting up at 5.30, having a quick breakfast and taking her to catch theContinue reading “Up with the lark and back with the bats”

Keeping busy

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who started a journey north by going to Kentish Town Station where she was quite surprised to find a garden on the platform. We had a better day today with just a hint of warmth, although no one would have called a high summer day. I hadContinue reading “Keeping busy”