Another birthday

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She saw this fishy sculpture beside the sea, and, in a sign of the times, she tells me that it is entirely filled with plastic rubbish picked up from the beach. It was Mrs Tootlepedal’s birthday today. She is a remarkable person, and has now been sixtyContinue reading “Another birthday”

More cake

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who noticed this unusual street sign in an alley when he was on a visit to Spondon. It was quite an appropriate sign for the post today, as I seemed to spend quite a lot of the day eating. After breakfast, I cycled round to the cornerContinue reading “More cake”

Unwrapping trees

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She met these pelicans on a visit to St James’s Park. We didn’t have any exotic birds here this morning, or any sunshine for that matter, just some grey clouds and a rather chilly looking goldfinch on a wire. Some goldfinches did fly down to the feederContinue reading “Unwrapping trees”

Rest and recuperation

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She met this fine example of Halloween yarn bombing when she was out and about in Portsmouth. We had a brighter and mostly dry day today, which was very welcome in spite of the fact that I couldn’t make the best use of it because I wasContinue reading “Rest and recuperation”

Quick cooking, slow cycling

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. Just to show that the sun doesn’t always shine on East Wemyss, he sent us this picture of the moon shining there this evening instead. There was no sun to be seen in Langholm when we got up this morning. The clouds were clamped down on theContinue reading “Quick cooking, slow cycling”

Paying attention

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He finds a lot of well made and convenient wooden bridges on his walks. After a clear night, we woke to a dry but chilly morning, with a light cloud covering keeping the temperature just above freezing. The conditions encouraged some birds to visit the feeder afterContinue reading “Paying attention”

Two trains missed

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew. He met Florence Nightingale on a bridge over a main road. It rained overnight, and it was still raining gently when we woke up. It was warm and not too windy so I was anxious to go for a cycle ride but I waited for theContinue reading “Two trains missed”

The writing was on the tree

We needed a cheerful guest photo on a very gloomy day here, so this picture of Bonny Prince Charlie ignoring the autumn colour was just the thing. It was taken by my brother Andrew in Derby. It was a deeply yday in Langholm. Although it started dry, the rain came on at coffee time andContinue reading “The writing was on the tree”

Going with a bang

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found an old railway bridge crossing the River Derwent and took a picture of it because he knows I like a bridge. If Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest, this one was a bit of a failure. We started by cycling to churchContinue reading “Going with a bang”

Cool cycling

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She paid a visit to the Tate Modern art gallery on the banks of the River Thames at the end of last month, and got this splendid view across the river from an upper window. We woke to a beautifully sunny but frosty morning here. Our localContinue reading “Cool cycling”