The play’s the thing

Today’s guest picture shows the marina at Willington, which was my brother’s ultimate objective on his cycle trip yesterday. A sub zero but sunny morning gave me the task of clearing the ice from the car before Mrs Tootlepedal drove off to Lockerbie to catch the train to Edinburgh to see Matilda.  One of theContinue reading “The play’s the thing”

Blown over

Today’s guest picture, from my son Tony, shows how to get at inaccessible tree cutting tasks in Edinburgh.  I would be quite happy not to have a use a chain saw while dangling over a steep drop from a mobile crane but it takes all sorts. We awoke to clear blue skies and a senseContinue reading “Blown over”

Drop outing

Today’s guest picture shows a good looking bike path that my brother discovered at Carsington Water in Derbyshire. We had another dry and mostly sunny day today but the northerly air meant that the temperature only just got into double figures and if you were out of the sun, it was quite chilly. The earlyContinue reading “Drop outing”

A coincidence

Another picture from Dropscone’s mountain adventure is the first guest picture of the day.  They had to climb up through a layer of cloud before they got into the sunshine. I have had to have two guest pictures today because my friend Bruce shared a steam train journey with the Queen on Wednesday when sheContinue reading “A coincidence”


Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce who seems to have popped up in Spain.   He had an excursion today to the monastery at Montserrat and found a statue there of interest.  He claims that its eyes followed him about wherever he went.  Look closely at the triptych which he tookContinue reading “Benchmarked”

Not quite as planned

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Bruce, who was visiting the Monsal Trail near Hassop in Derbyshire.  He says that it proves that there is light at the end of the tunnel. There wasn’t a lot of light here today and with the temperature only rising to miserable 1 degree C, my planContinue reading “Not quite as planned”

Making the most of it

Today’s guest picture is part of a photograph which was sent to me by my younger son who went for a walk in Holyrood Park in Edinburgh today.  He was looking north from the lower slopes of Arthur’s Seat past the football stadium of Hibernian Football Club, over the Firth of Forth and on towardsContinue reading “Making the most of it”