Tootlepedals to the rescue

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s visit to Fleetwood.  The port for the town is on the south side of the river Wyre estuary and can be reached by the ferry which can be seen in his picture. It was the longest day today and the weather was fine and frequently sunny soContinue reading “Tootlepedals to the rescue”

Cold comfort

Today’s guest picture was taken at their home by Irene, my South African correspondent Tom’s wife.  Life is tough there in the autumn but someone has to live it. Tom rubbed salt in the wound by complaining about their drought when he sent me the picture and it felt especially painful when we woke upContinue reading “Cold comfort”

Breathing in a little sand

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia who recently visited Banwell Castle and sent me this picture of the gatehouse.  I am glad to see that they festoon potential photographic subjects with telephone wires down there as well as up here. The best weather of the day today was in the morning whenContinue reading “Breathing in a little sand”

A distinct lack of sparkle

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary’s recent visit to Bath with my two other sisters.  They had some good weather  when they visited the Abbey. We had some thoroughly rotten weather here.  It rained on and off all day and the thick cloud made it feel like the middle of winter as farContinue reading “A distinct lack of sparkle”

Hopes dashed

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce.  He and his wife visited the far western end of the Roman Wall yesterday and enjoyed this signpost which they found there.  (Wallsend is at the eastern end of the wall.) I was very hopeful that since today was the first day of the new school termContinue reading “Hopes dashed”

Chasing Mrs Tootlepedal

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s oldest son, Dennis and shows a fine aeroplane which he saw at his place of work. It was a bit different from the private jets he usually sees there. It was a calm, dry morning and after breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal felt that she had done enough gardening for theContinue reading “Chasing Mrs Tootlepedal”

A day of rest

Today’s guest picture shows a firework display at Glastonbury Abbey which my Somerset correspondent Venetia enjoyed whether she wanted to or not.  The picture was taken from her kitchen. After our brief but warmly welcomed spell of good weather, we woke up to find wind and rain again this morning so while Mrs Tootlepedal wentContinue reading “A day of rest”

What we’ve missed

Today’s guest picture shows a fine boat on the Trent and Mersey Canal.  It was encountered by my brother Andrew as he was cycling along the tow path. It was a rather disappointing morning as we woke up to be greeted by yet more rain.  Instead of cycling, I did useful things like putting aContinue reading “What we’ve missed”