A summer day (and night)

Today’s guest picture comes from the phone camera of our younger son, Al who took it while sitting on the new bench in our garden this afternoon. It is a very smart device which not only takes the pictures that he wants but often takes one or two just before and/or just after he hasContinue reading “A summer day (and night)”

Swan song

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to Kew.  As well as dragons, she saw this interesting creature.  It is called Gnomus (but I don’t gnow why). The joiners having finished their work, the painter came today and the front of the house is on its way to looking well cared for.  A spannerContinue reading “Swan song”

Slightly depressed again

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Gavin.  He was walking in Edinburgh when he came upon this recently restored lift bridge on the Union Canal there. Thanks to another depression coming off the Atlantic, the day started with a light frizzle and developed into some steady rain which lasted until late in the evening. Continue reading “Slightly depressed again”

Good timetabling

Today’s guest picture, from my ex-colleague Ada, shows a passing traveller whom she ran into (but not over)  on the road. The forecast said that it would start to rain at 3pm today and it was absolutely spot on which made it lucky that I had managed to get my day organised on that basis.Continue reading “Good timetabling”

Sloe bicycling

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my son Tony.  He is the one on the hindmost of the two greys galloping along at the Lauder Common Riding. The photo was taken by ‘Lord Spencer-Taylor’, aka Robbie We were expecting guests in the early evening so the morning was spent making ready for theirContinue reading “Sloe bicycling”

A piece of cake

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He likes to find interesting places to walk and this shows the Manifold River valley with a secluded magnate’s estate, seen from Ecton Hill in the Staffordshire Peak District. We had a much brighter morning than yesterday and I got out into the garden to sieve someContinue reading “A piece of cake”

Keeping calm

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Chester and shows a view of the cathedral there. We had yet another calm, cool, dry day today although Mrs Tootlepedal did encounter the briefest of showers while she was archaeologising. She spent pretty well the whole day at the Roman fort at Broomholm, helpingContinue reading “Keeping calm”

A night at the opera

Today’s guest picture is the last from Dropscone’s highland holiday. It shows the Whaligoe Steps near Wick, a man-made stairway of 365 steps that descend to what was a naturally formed harbour between two sea cliffs – once a landing place for fishing boats. Crews of women, some in their early seventies, would gut theContinue reading “A night at the opera”

A tootle but no pedal

Today’s guest picture shows Matilda contemplating a possible friend whom she met at Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh. It was raining again when we got up this morning but by the time that I set for the High Street to visit the Archive Centre and then go to take my turn offering information to visitors, theContinue reading “A tootle but no pedal”

Show time

Today’s guest picture shows the interior of Selby Abbey in Yorkshire which my brother visited last week.  If that is a red carpet, the Abbey carpet cleaner obviously does a very good job. It was raining when Sandy and I went down to Canonbie early in the morning to put up our pictures for theContinue reading “Show time”