A new shopping experience

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He saw this object in an art shop window and wondered what market it was aimed at. Short fat dog lovers perhaps? It was a bit warmer today, but as the clouds were down and the wind was up, it didn’t feel very cheerful as we cycledContinue reading “A new shopping experience”

A full day of reading, singing and walking

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He passed the Derby Islamic Centre on his walk today. The temperature had dropped quite a bit overnight here and there were interesting patterns on the Velux window in the bathroom when I got up. Happily for us, it was not icy when when we went outContinue reading “A full day of reading, singing and walking”

Musical pews, chairs and seats

Today’s guest picture comes from our granddaughter Evie who recently took her parents to enjoy the lights at Kew Gardens. As she is only three, it is possible that she commissioned one of her parents to take the actual photograph. It was dull but dry when we got up, and Mrs Tootlepedal and I tookContinue reading “Musical pews, chairs and seats”

Getting the boot

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. The War Memorial angel is back in place in the park and Bruce liked the delicate frosting which it had on it. It was another sub zero morning here today so we thought it prudent to walk to church rather than cycle. There were four of usContinue reading “Getting the boot”

A day of song

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She met a moorhen on a recent outing.. It stayed above freezing here overnight but it was far from warm as we cycled to church this morning. Only four choir members turned up, but as the hymns provided plenty of opportunity for cheerful singing, we did ourContinue reading “A day of song”

Singing and sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. At first glance, you may think that you can see many Santas in this festive shop display, but a closer examination will show multiple self portraits of the clever photographer. We had a much better day here today as far as the weather went. Although there wereContinue reading “Singing and sunshine”

Going off with a bang

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary again. After visiting the pond in Regents Park, she found that she and her friends were the only ones brave enough to play tennis on a rather damp and gloomy day. They enjoyed both the peace and quiet and the game itself. We had a mixed dayContinue reading “Going off with a bang”

A slow day

It was so gloomy here today that I was pleased to have found for the guest picture a very sunny scene from Derby taken by my brother Andrew a day or two ago. I needed something to brighten things up. I poured four inches of rain out of my rain gauge yesterday, a measure ofContinue reading “A slow day”

A little sun, a lot of rain

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She captured this striking picture in Regents Park on her way to play tennis the other day We got a lie in today thanks to the clocks being set back over night, and it was very welcome. I watched the birds after breakfast and found that itContinue reading “A little sun, a lot of rain”

A day of rest for the cameras

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He liked the early morning rather ghostly appearance of this ship. It was dry when we cycled to church to sing in the choir at the Harvest Festival service. It was raining heavily when we came out and cycled home as fast as weContinue reading “A day of rest for the cameras”