Roundabout

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s Welsh trip.  Having left Chester and climbed Snowdon, he came to rest on Anglesey where he met the sea…and my sister Mary. Our spell of dry weather continued but once again with an east wind to make sure that we didn’t forget that it is still earlyContinue reading “Roundabout”

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”

Another day out

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who was surprised to be shouted at by a dinosaur at Kings Cross station. I had an appointment at the new Dumfries Infirmary for a chest x-ray in the morning so we decided to make a day out of it and Mrs Tootlepedal came across with me. Continue reading “Another day out”

A most unusual benchmark

Today’s guest picture reflects the sun, sea and sand being currently enjoyed by Sandy, who is in the Canary Islands having fun. I must apologise for any more than my usual incoherence in today’s post as after several eventful days, I am feeling a bit tired. I daresay though, that I am not as tiredContinue reading “A most unusual benchmark”

Unexpected traffic jams

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo from Manitoba.  From Manitoba but not in Manitoba as she has taken a break from endless winter to catch a ray or two in Antigua.  It looks like a good decision as more snow has arrived at home. We had a generally sunny, almost totally dry day hereContinue reading “Unexpected traffic jams”

In a jam

Our daughter sent me today’s guest picture just to show that there are good looking bees in London too. The wind moved round to the east today and brought a little touch of coolness with it so although the day was agreeably sunny again, it was much more pleasant to be out and about. AllContinue reading “In a jam”

Gently does it

Today’s guest picture comes from my son Al and shows Matilda enjoying one of her Christmas presents.  As our daughter Annie gave it to her, she will be happy too. We had another grey day here today but at least the geese had managed to find the way home by the time that I gotContinue reading “Gently does it”

Chaffinches are go

Today’s guest picture shows a pair of Egyptian geese looking very autumnal.  Our daughter Annie met them on a visit to the Serpentine in London. After a succession of rather grey days, we woke to brilliant sunshine today.  This meant that the temperature was on the low side but miraculously, it had stayed well aboveContinue reading “Chaffinches are go”

Making a pile

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent.  She stopped to look a new monument celebrating the world speed record for helicopter flight, set in 1986 and by chance met two of the designers of the helicopter, the Geraghty brothers, who were visiting the monument themselves. Very obligingly it had rained during the night andContinue reading “Making a pile”

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”