Charging about

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  She took our new granddaughter, Evelyn Rose to the allotment in her ‘travel system’ or push chair as it used to be called.  Annie hasn’t been able to work on the allotment recently for obvious reasons but she was pleased to find her dahlias thriving on benignContinue reading “Charging about”

In the garden

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who was taking some refreshment in Russell Square when she noticed that she was being watched. We had a day of almost uninterrupted sunshine and light winds, ideal for pottering about the garden so this is what I did.  I thought of going for a bike rideContinue reading “In the garden”

Harried

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who discovered Rio coming to Derby as participants got ready for a procession in Derby marketplace. We had a warm grey morning but after a disturbed night of thunder and lightning, with rain drumming on the Velux windows, quite a lot of the morning passed before weContinue reading “Harried”

Show time

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce.  He was struck by this pieces of street art in Sheffield, the work of Pete McKee. a local painter and commercial artist . The mornings are getting cooler now and we were well down in single figures today. Mrs Tootlepedal was up early and started the day byContinue reading “Show time”

Winded

Today’s guest picture is another from Sharon’s visit to Berlin. In spite of the gloomy forecast at the beginning of the week, we had another dry day here today with a decent amount of sunshine.  Unfortunately the wind continued to blow vigorously so it took me quite a long time to get up the energyContinue reading “Winded”

Surrounded by butterflies

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew and shows an 18th Century mill near Derby and the dam that was built to provide it with water. (I am in the market for new guest pictures) I had a quiet morning today and was content to potter about indoors for the most part in spiteContinue reading “Surrounded by butterflies”

An eponymous day with cheerful legs

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who started a nine mile walk today by crossing the River Manifold over this handsome bridge. We had a lovely day here as well but it was decidedly chilly at first so it took me some time to get going on my bike. I checked on theContinue reading “An eponymous day with cheerful legs”

Mrs Tootlepedal plays a blinder

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He knows that I enjoy his photographs of teapots so he sent me this teapot cascade from Derby. (He was going for a cup of coffee when he passed it.) It was another very grey and gloomy morning today, with occasional drizzle to make things even gloomier.Continue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal plays a blinder”

Planning a day is hard

Today’s guest picture, taken by Dropscone while he was refereeing a golf tournament at Bruntsfield Golf Club last week, shows the trough where the carriages from the big house used to get washed. The forecast was unreliable and planning was difficult.  It had said that it was going to rain all day and since weContinue reading “Planning a day is hard”

Swan song

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to Kew.  As well as dragons, she saw this interesting creature.  It is called Gnomus (but I don’t gnow why). The joiners having finished their work, the painter came today and the front of the house is on its way to looking well cared for.  A spannerContinue reading “Swan song”