Interruptions and delays

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair.  He knows that I like cascades, so he sent me this picture of the Calton Steps in Edinburgh today. We had showers here today but nothing like they must have had in Edinburgh.  It was the sort of day when every time that you poked your noseContinue reading “Interruptions and delays”

Conducted tour

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Gavin who is on a visit to some Scottish islands.  He looked over the water to see the Paps of Jura.  In my distant youth I ran in a fell race that went right over the tops of those hills.  It was very hard work. It was anContinue reading “Conducted tour”

At the end of the day

Today’s guest picture comes from my Sheffield correspondent, Edward.  He and his wife went to Singapore for the FI Grand Prix and stopped off at Phuket in Thailand where he was very impressed by the wiring. I footered away a fine morning, firstly through a failure of communication with Dropscone about the availability of sconesContinue reading “At the end of the day”

A sunny Sunday

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who has returned from Spain and found this fine windmill at Lytham in Lancashire. A spell of good weather has crept up on us surreptitiously.  It has gone gradually from being cold and grey to generally warm and fine.  It has been raining in the night butContinue reading “A sunny Sunday”

Life in the slow lane

Today’s guest picture shows one of the ponds in Parliament Hill Fields.  It was taken by my sister Mary who knows a good pond when she sees one. There was rain in the night but we woke to a quiet, grey and dry day.  After breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in church andContinue reading “Life in the slow lane”

Plan B

Today’s guest picture is a very fine harpsichord, built in 1999 after one built by one of the Ruckers family of Flemish harpsichord makers of the late 16th and early 17th C.  My sister Susan heard it played at a concert recently.  Lucky her. This was the last day of our very warm and dryContinue reading “Plan B”

Saddle up

Today’s guest picture shows a bridge on the Trent and Mersey Canal which was visited today by my brother Andrew. I started my day with a visit to the doctor to discuss statins.  After stopping taking them a few months ago, I was persuaded back onto them and I was hoping that a recent testContinue reading “Saddle up”

Gear failure

My children have been looking upwards.  After my daughter’s moon shots yesterday, my older son Tony saw some aeroplanes playing noughts and crosses in the sky over Edinburgh this morning. It was another perfect day today, still and sunny from start to finish.  I was intent on cycling but it was too cold for meContinue reading “Gear failure”

Lorne Care

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent Fiona.  She took the family to the seaside at Cullercoats on the east coast.  Sharp eyed readers will notice some sea bathers who can be counted as pretty hardy folk. It was a blue sky treat of a day today, cool and dewy in the morning butContinue reading “Lorne Care”

Casting a clout

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia who is back in England and went to visit an enormous limestone quarry with a geological interest group.   Her picture shows the Torr Works (after a Mr. Torr, nothing to do with Glastonbury) in the east Mendips. It is a Carboniferous limestone quarry. We finally got a summer dayContinue reading “Casting a clout”