Song cycle

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Exeter.  It is self explanatory. (Just in case it isn’t self explanatory, here is a link.) We had a pretty strong indication from the Met Office that it was going to rain in the afternoon.  This meant that if I wanted a pedal, I wouldContinue reading “Song cycle”

On song

Today’s guest picture is another from Ada.  She thought that a good burst of almond blossom might cheer us up.  She saw it on her recent holiday in Tenerife. We have got a bit of blossom indoors here at the moment.  Mrs Tootlepedal brought some snowdrops in from the garden and was amazed by howContinue reading “On song”

Naked cycling

Today’s guest picture is a taster from Sandy’s visit to the other side of the Atlantic.  He claims it is Las Vegas but I seem to have seen that statue somewhere before. Our spell of calm, dry weather continued today with the added benefit of temperatures remaining well above freezing. I had a gently fullContinue reading “Naked cycling”

A blast from the past

I am glad to have another bright guest picture, this one of Regent’s Park taken by my sister Mary on her way to tennis this morning, as we had another photo unfriendly grey day here. The day turned out to be better than expected though in spite of its greyness and an unsettling start. TheContinue reading “A blast from the past”

Into the woods

Today’s guest picture shows the public library in Derby.  My brother, who took the picture, tells me that it was built on the profits from beer.  I hope my youthful indulgences were put to such good use. The forecast had got it right, the weather gods had relented and we were given a perfect day. Continue reading “Into the woods”

Going clubbing

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent and shows her children clearly enjoying a visit to Cragside. I had to put on my waterproof trousers and pick up my largest and stoutest umbrella to walk up to the Day Centre after breakfast  to collect a key for a meeting in the evening. Dropscone andContinue reading “Going clubbing”


Today’s picture shows the BBC forecast for tomorrow.  I don’t think that I have ever seen one that is quite so uniform. It is very similar to today’s weather, which was also uniformly wet but which was three degrees cooler than tomorrow will be.  The townspeople are also uniformly fed up with the weather.  WeContinue reading “Uniform”