Looking back

Today’s picture is from my brother Andrew and shows a view of Wellington Harbour on New Year’s day. On reading other people’s blog, I see that the thing to do is to have a retrospective view of 2011 at this time.  I am ever a keen follower of fashion so here goes: 2011. Weather notContinue reading “Looking back”

Nothing doing

Today’s picture is a postcard sized embroidery on the theme of Guam which Mrs Tootlepedal has sewn as part of the Embroiderers’ Guild contribution to next year’s London Olympics. The weather continues in a miserable vein here.  It wasn’t too bad in the morning but as it was icy, I decided to wait until theContinue reading “Nothing doing”

Keeping my pecker up.

Today’s picture from my brother Andrew shows a bridge across the Otaki River in New Zealand.  It is not a bridge that I will be crossing under any circumstances. It was intermittently a better day today and at one stage, we even saw the sun.  It was still very windy and with the continual possibilityContinue reading “Keeping my pecker up.”

In and around

Today’s picture shows an example of Mrs Tootlepedal’s craft skills.  I can’t say what it is because we don’t talk about it when it’s in the room. She has been working very hard to get it finished for the festive season.  Today was an ideal day for indoor work because for most of the morning,Continue reading “In and around”

Net gains

Today’s picture shows the afternoon sun in the walnut tree. The morning was once again grey and cold and at 2° C, it was too cold for cycling.  The birds, for whom hunger maybe more of a factor than fear of the sparrowhawk, were back in force. Dropscone came round for coffee and when heContinue reading “Net gains”

A little ribbing

Today’s picture is from the archives and shows what the weather was like in Langholm a year ago. We didn’t get many days like that last December and we haven’t had one like it this December yet.  It certainly wasn’t like that today.  It was another cold, grey, windy day and Dropscone and I didn’tContinue reading “A little ribbing”

Another day, another pedal

Today’s picture is another one from my sister Mary.  It shows a pair of handsome ducks in Parliament Hill Fields in London. We are promised more storms as Atlantic depressions get wound up out in the middle of the ocean but meanwhile we have had a couple of nice, calm days.  The temperature had creptContinue reading “Another day, another pedal”

An unexpected treat

Today’s picture shows yet another visit from the slender robin. Coincidentally an early frost and my newly ordered yaktrax both arrived this morning which gave me an excellent opportunity to try the yaktrax out.  At first sight I thought they looked unpromising but I strapped them on and ventured out into conditions which our postmanContinue reading “An unexpected treat”

Singing in the rain

Today’s picture shows a vase which toppled and broke in my brother’s house in Wellington, New Zealand during an earthquake.  It was quite a mild earthquake and they happen often over there but since the events in Canterbury, he tells me that he has got more nervous about them.  Who can blame him. We wereContinue reading “Singing in the rain”