Out and about again

Today’s guest picture is a follow up to the recent guest picture from Dropscone which showed the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct seen from below.  This is the view from above.  Dropscone walked over the aqueduct.  It would need a team of wild horses to get me across. We enjoyed a delightfully sunny day today with the onlyContinue reading “Out and about again”

Virtually English

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s archives.  For some reason he came upon the picture from 2004 of certain young(ish) golfers enjoying a break in Majorca to get away from Langholm’s winter weather.  It snowed and I still have the umbrella that I had to buy while we were there. I don’t know what theContinue reading “Virtually English”

Light showers

Today’s guest picture is a reminder of a sunny day just past and shows an unusual view of the Benty bridge and church.  It was taken by my friend Bruce and stars his wife, Lesley as ‘The Lady on the Bridge’. The sun made infrequent appearances today and in between the sunny spells, there wereContinue reading “Light showers”

Springing backwards

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce who visited Denholm on a recent sunny day and took this picture of the Leyden memorial.  (If Denholm looks familiar to attentive blog readers, it is because I have been to two recorder playing days there.) Mrs Tootlepedal’s plans to get up early and do some gardeningContinue reading “Springing backwards”

Tired and emotional

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie who is in Devon where they make walls in their own particular way. I was expecting to retire to bed at my usual time last night and to get up in the morning to be greeted by what would be, from my point of view at least,Continue reading “Tired and emotional”

Fairly calm after the storm

Today’s guest picture comes from Edward Winter, a blog reader from Sheffield who came to visit us not long ago.  He thinks that his version of Mr Grumpy is quite the equal of ours.  It is called Crazy Crane.  I don’t think it is getting enough to eat. After our hot and humid day yesterday,Continue reading “Fairly calm after the storm”

A feast of siblings

Today’s guest picture shows my brother Andrew taking his own picture in misty conditions on the top of Blencathra (868m) in the Lake District today.  The climb was fun, the views from the summit were terrible. It was pretty gloomy here  in the morning so I wrapped well when I went out on the fairlyContinue reading “A feast of siblings”

Get up and go (but not much)

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Dropscone and shows a handy chart telling me where to get my coffee from.  He found it in a coffee shop in Bromley, Kent. I had quite a full day today with a very contrasting set of weather conditions to go with it. I had to getContinue reading “Get up and go (but not much)”

Under the rainbow

Today’s guest picture is the last from Tom’s wild life adventures in South Africa. We had another late start today but it didn’t matter much because it was miserable, wet and nasty morning, not fit for anything other than sitting over the breakfast table and doing the crossword.  We managed to get breakfast finished inContinue reading “Under the rainbow”

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”