Visitors

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He is on his travels again and visited Lincoln recently. We had a warm and pleasant day here today, with only a brief flurry of rain to make us nervous. We were expecting visitors so while Mrs Tootlepedal baked a cake, I swept the paths in theContinue reading “Visitors”

Taking the biscuit

Today’s guest picture comes from Mike Tinker. He and Alison are just back from a golden wedding holiday in Oban. Mike spotted these colourful fungi on one of their outings. We had a better day of weather than we expected here today, with light winds and no rain. This was lucky as we were dueContinue reading “Taking the biscuit”

Ten-tative

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. Instead of yet another brilliant East Wemyss dawn, today’s picture shows one of Tony’s best friends chilling out. After the heavy rain of yesterday, we woke to a calmer and drier day today, and I was able to walk up to the Market PlaceContinue reading “Ten-tative”

Slow going

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who had a day out in Paris today. She walked along the Seine I had quite a full day today here without doing anything in a rush. It had got down to very near freezing overnight, so Mrs Tootlepedal was out checking the garden while I wasContinue reading “Slow going”

Two sociable outings

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. He took his daughter Matilda to Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh where she found a friend. I didn’t have time for any Archive Group work after breakfast today because I had arranged to meet my walking friend Mark to show him a route that he hadn’t taken before.Continue reading “Two sociable outings”

The treacle mine is working again

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone. He was in Eyemouth on the east coast to attend a BGA golf competition recently, and he found time to visit the harbour. Dropscone also found time today to make some treacle scones to bring round with him when he came for coffee this morning. His daughter has hadContinue reading “The treacle mine is working again”

Small things

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul who has been visiting the Lake District again. He took this lovely shot of St Cuthbert’s Church at Kentmere. The red sky last night didn’t bring us a sunny day, but it was much brighter and more cheerful than yesterday, and this was very welcome. IContinue reading “Small things”

A day of two halves

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found a curious woolly creature in a garden in Ashby de la Zouche today. It was raining in a rather discouraging way when we got up this morning, and it kept at it until midday. Under the circumstances, we had a quiet morning in, brightened byContinue reading “A day of two halves”

Push back

Today’s guest picture is a lovely view over the lake at Melbourne in Derbyshire taken by my brother Andrew. He tells us that he was visiting the big house there as the owner is currently on holiday in Scotland and has allowed the hoi polloi to have a nose round while he is away. WeContinue reading “Push back”

Digging the dirt

Today’s guest picture of a fine hydrangea in a pot in her garden comes from our neighbour Liz. We finally got a day that was not hot and sunny here today. It was still pleasantly warm, but it was cloudy and relatively cool in the garden. It had even rained a bit over night. IContinue reading “Digging the dirt”