Farewell

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who enjoyed a socially distanced meeting with fellow students of Spanish across the River Derwent from Darley Abbey’s West Mill this morning. They enjoyed the Spanish style weather a lot. We had a better day for weather here but a sadder day for for us as AnnieContinue reading “Farewell”

A cutting edge

Today’s guest picture(s) comes from our friend Gavin and shows the differing skills of his son Fraser and daughter-in-law Leslie who live in America. Fraser very neatly laid bricks on the ground while Leslie prefers life on the tiles. The month ended with a day that was neither good nor bad, neither hot not cold,Continue reading “A cutting edge”

Taking a chance

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, who grew this fine flower in his garden. We had another showery day here today and unlike yesterday, there were no sunny intervals, just times when it was raining and times when it wasn’t raining. One of the side effects of lockdown seems to be unfortunate typosContinue reading “Taking a chance”

An adventure

Today’s guest picture comes from one of my brother Andrew’s walks in the countryside round Derby. He doesn’t have to go far from home to find some pleasantly spacious views. We had one of those days that figure in the old joke: if you don’t like the weather round here, wait for half an hourContinue reading “An adventure”

Another day, another plan collapses

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother Andrew’s wife’s Australian cousin Janet who found Andrew hard at work on his son’s mower making hay  while the sun shone. After yesterday’s outing to Beamish, I had a plan for today: in the morning I would put the pictures from Beamish on the blog, mow aContinue reading “Another day, another plan collapses”

Treacle here and there

Today’s guest picture comes from former archive group member Ken.  He very kindly sent me this portrait of an unusual animal which he encountered in Newcastle. We had another warm (22°C at it peak), dry day today but not as hot as poor Mrs Tootlepedal is having to get used to in the deep south.  Continue reading “Treacle here and there”

Getting tasks done

Instead of guest pictures, I am going to use some of the phone pictures from our recent trip to London for the next few days.  They are not great pictures but show some of things we saw but couldn’t put in the posts. I had a very weather dependant day today.  After several days withoutContinue reading “Getting tasks done”

Very thorough

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by our daughter Annie along with the comment, “Guess where I am.”  It turns out that it’s not Naples….or Middlesbrough. Wherever it was, it was a lot nicer there than it was here today.  It was raining when we got up and it is still raining, albeit inContinue reading “Very thorough”

Miracles do happen

Today’s guest picture comes from my neighbour Liz’s recent jaunt to Spain.  She saw the point. The morning radio was full of talk of heat waves and burning sun but when it came to our part of Scotland, low cloud and a pleasant warmth was the order of the day.  As I am not veryContinue reading “Miracles do happen”