Many a slip

Today’s picture shows just how desperate the cabin fever is getting in the Tootlepedal household. Mrs Tootlepedal is polishing a stainless steel spoon. I have to watch out myself. If I stand still too long, I get dusted. The day started with a double dose of sociability. Our neighbour, Liz, joined us for a cupContinue reading “Many a slip”

Not in the picture

Today’s picture is another of my sister Mary’s from her walks around London’s open spaces. This swan was on the Serpentine. I’ll be a swan soon! It would have a hard time swimming round here as the weather continues to be at or about freezing. Annoyingly, the forecast keeps saying that it will get warmerContinue reading “Not in the picture”

Ice age

Today’s picture comes to me by courtesy of my son Anthony. It is of the outside rim of an horrendously difficult jigsaw of a cup of coffee. He kindly  assures me that it is lot more interesting than all those birds. A combination of last night’s rain and nearly freezing temperatures meant that the townContinue reading “Ice age”

Out but on foot

  Today’s picture is a goldfinch. They are having a hard time at the moment because the siskins are more pushy round the feeders so I thought I would cheer this one up by giving it top billing. It was another cold, cold day today and once again, cycling was out of the question. Instead,Continue reading “Out but on foot”

Apple pie order

Today’s picture is of a frozen Wauchope Today started yet again with an hour spent unfreezing the outlet pipe from the B&B bath. However, this time we think we have discovered the reason for the freezing even when the plug of the bath is in. Mrs Tootlepedal found that the condensate pipe from our new,Continue reading “Apple pie order”

Still plenty to do

Today’s picture is of snow in North London. On a nice day, my sister Mary likes to have breakfast outside in this cafe at Kenwood  but not yesterday as you can see from her picture. Mrs Tootlepedal started the day with what would have been a well deserved lie-in if she hadn’t got up inContinue reading “Still plenty to do”

It’s behind you

Today’s picture is of us getting ready to venture to Longtown after 2 ins of snow had fallen in the early morning. It was a bit of a double edged feeling to look out of the bedroom window to find the town beneath a beautiful mantle of gleaming fresh snow. Mrs Tootlepedal had to goContinue reading “It’s behind you”

Still cold but snowless

Today’s picture is a male brambling I was hoping to see the redpoll back again but it seems to have made only a flying visit. The brambling adds a bit of brightness to the everlasting snowy view out of the kitchen window. Although it hasn’t snowed a lot lately, the garden is in shade forContinue reading “Still cold but snowless”