A late return

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who saw this pink elephant but swears that she hadn’t touched a drop of drink all day.  I believe her. It is going to be a rushed post today as I went to Carlisle to sing with our Carlisle choir at the local music festival in twoContinue reading “A late return”

Quincentenary

Today’s guest picture is another from my daughter’s working trip to Venice.  After the storm had passed, she got a better view out of her office window. We woke to a brilliantly sunny morning and I got up into my cycle clothes, ready for a pedal in the sun.  A look at the thermometer, whichContinue reading “Quincentenary”

Getting the goods in Carlisle

The weather was very good yesterday so my sister Mary went down the Thames and paid another visit to Greenwich.  Today’s guest picture shows her view of the planetarium there. It was a miserable wet and colourless day here as our mini spell of good new year weather ran into the buffers.   It was hardlyContinue reading “Getting the goods in Carlisle”

Modified rapture

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s niece Hilary.  It shows that Mr Gumpy’s family is spread all over Europe as this is one of his many cousins regarding Lake Zürich with a dyspeptic eye. I regarded the world with a rather disgruntled eye myself today as I woke up with a cold and not evenContinue reading “Modified rapture”

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”

Here and there

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother on a trip to Yorkshire at the end of last month.  It shows Rievaulx Abbey.  I think that they have let the place go a bit. I had a full day but without any great excitement as I didn’t get back home until ten o’clock, this willContinue reading “Here and there”

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”

Driven to drink

In answer to my plea for some guest pictures, my friend Liz, whose official status is Dropscone’s sister, sent me this picture which she took of a modern grotesque, carved during some restoration work at Lincoln cathedral.  She notes that it was made during the great banking crisis. It was another glorious day, although aContinue reading “Driven to drink”