Safe arrival

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. He found an Edinburgh cousin of Mr Grumpy in his local park. The chief business of the day was a trip to Carlisle to collect Annie, our daughter, and Evie, our granddaughter, off the train from London. They are staying for a week, and this will meanContinue reading “Safe arrival”

Some unexpected miles

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He found a boat with an identity problem last month. I had to get up early this morning because the car was due for a service in Carlisle at half past eight Luckily Mrs Tootlepedal is an early riser and had some porridge onContinue reading “Some unexpected miles”

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”