Out and about

Today’s guest picture shows that Langholm isn’t the only place with fallen trees. My sister Susan in London found this tree blocking her way to the supermarket today. We had a reasonably calm and generally sunny day here today. It was frosty to start the day off, but by the time that I had gotContinue reading “Out and about”

An improvement

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to Wells with my sister Mary. They enjoyed the much photographed view of the cathedral. I didn’t much enjoy the view here when we woke up this morning. There was a thin covering of snow on the lawn but not enough to make a good winter sceneContinue reading “An improvement”

A disappearing wood

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair who lives in Leith, a part of Edinburgh. Those familiar with the songs of the Proclaimers will know that sunshine and Leith are inextricably linked. Once again, the forecasters proved fallible, and what should have been a rainy day turned into a fine day with only occasionalContinue reading “A disappearing wood”

More rain, but I sang in it.

Today’s guest picture shows a path to the inevitable sunset in East Wemyss. Both the path and the picture were taken by our son Tony a day or two ago. Today’s post starts with an apology. If any one has come here in the hope of seeing delightful border landscapes, spring flowers or cheerful picturesContinue reading “More rain, but I sang in it.”

Coffee and two trips

Today’s guest picture comes from my Auckland correspondent Stephen. He gets views like this on his morning walks along the shore at Waitemata Harbour. Our spell of grey and cloudy weather continued here, but once again it was dry and comfortably above freezing. After breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal went off to take the minutes at aContinue reading “Coffee and two trips”

Feeling the cold

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She came across this fine seasonal decoration near Tower Bridge on a recent outing. As an addition to the Covid situation, we have got an outbreak of avian flu in our area, and I saw several of these signs on my cycle ride yesterday. Perhaps as aContinue reading “Feeling the cold”

A stroll in the sun

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. On another visit to Spondon, he walked down Guzzler’s Nook. He took this picture from halfway along. He says that it looks remarkably similar in the other direction too. After the relatively warm weather yesterday, the temperatures sank steadily over night and we were down to 5°CContinue reading “A stroll in the sun”

A sunny day

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony and shows a typical morning in East Wemyss. We woke to a crisp morning here, with the temperature just above freezing, but with some very welcome sunshine to make it a day to be cheerful. We walked to church to sing in the choir. At the churchContinue reading “A sunny day”

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”

Walking, cooking and tootling

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He crossed the border to Yorkshire to see this nice scene at Linton. We had another grey but mostly dry day here, after another night where the temperature didn’t drop very much at all. My legs have been quite busy over the past few days, soContinue reading “Walking, cooking and tootling”