With a song and a smile

Today’s guest picture shows a pool at the Shining Cliff Woods near Matlock.  My brother paused there for lunch while out with his walking group. We had another fine and frosty morning but I didn’t have a great deal of time to enjoy it as there was a stew to make for the slow cookerContinue reading “With a song and a smile”

A walk in the park

Today’s guest picture shows my stepmother Patricia enjoying the flowers in  Calke Abbey walled garden.  She had been taken there by my brother Andrew, who sent me this. It was choir day in Carlisle today so I started the morning off by making a venison stew for the slow cooker while Mrs Tootlepedal went offContinue reading “A walk in the park”

Two rays of sunshine

Today’s picture, sent to me by the holidaying Dropscone, shows the Canal du Midi at Agen looking a lot less attractive than when Mrs Tootlepedal and I cycled along it into Agen on our way from St Malo in 2006. It was a lovely sunny day when we got up, although still chilly enough forContinue reading “Two rays of sunshine”