Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Today’s guest picture shows the fine crop which our daughter, Annie picked from her allotment in London yesterday.  Not bad to get potatoes in January. ALERT: There are far too many pictures in today’s post.  If you are a busy person, look away now. I was feeling a little worse for wear when I wokeContinue reading “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow”

Out to lunch

Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone’s Maltese excursion and shows the fortifications at Valletta….with a new bit at the back added on. We had a cold and frosty morning and though Mrs Tootlepedal was a bit better, she wisely decided that more rest was the answer to her cold and stayed in bed.  IContinue reading “Out to lunch”

Sunshine and singing

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent, who has been touring the wonderful shops to be found in Glastonbury.  She had to step back a little when this book illustration flew at her. We woke to a different world this morning.  The soggy green had been covered up by a sparkling frost andContinue reading “Sunshine and singing”

According to plan

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my son Tony and shows one of his large pack of fierce  hounds.Another dry day, this time with added sunshine and light winds, made for a unmissable chance to go cycling and this time, I didn’t miss it. There was a moment of distraction before I gotContinue reading “According to plan”

Three shades of grey

I am breaking with my usual practice of having a single guest picture by having two guest pictures today as I thought that they make an interesting contrast.  They were both taken today by a Mary but they are world’s apart.  The very efficient snow clearing routine in Brandon came from my correspondent Mary JoContinue reading “Three shades of grey”

Two tech surprises

Today’s guest picture shows Dropscone’s granny’s rocking chair which his son has recently got re-upholstered. I could have done with a rocking chair myself this morning as it was too wet and windy to be attractive to a cyclist.  As a result I spent the morning watching and waiting as breakfast morphed seamlessly into morningContinue reading “Two tech surprises”

The lights went out

Today’s guest picture shows the sort of thing they get up to in New Zealand.  Maisie is building sand castles, Frances, her new sister, is relaxing in the push chair and dad is setting a fine example of laid back parenting.  Life in the fast lane. I leapt out of bed when the phone rangContinue reading “The lights went out”

A bright afternoon

Today’s guest picture is another of the pond in Regent’s park. It was taken by my sister Mary who wants to point out the charm of  added coots. Once again our weather was lacking a bit of charm in the morning, being grey and windy with occasional rain.  I wasn’t tempted onto my bicycle asContinue reading “A bright afternoon”