Rocking around

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s tour of five abbeys last weekend.  As well as many fine buildings, he saw some good bridges too, among them this lift bridge at Gloucester docks. It was another calm, dry day at North Berwick and after breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal and I enjoyed a stroll along aContinue reading “Rocking around”

Farewell to sun, sea and sand

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who was beside the river on a sunny day in Nottingham. For our last day beside the sea in East Lothian, we got continuous sunshine.  This was very welcome.  I put my nose out of the back gate to check the temperature… …and found that it wasContinue reading “Farewell to sun, sea and sand”

The sun was late

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz who popped into our garden and kindly sent me this confirmation that our alliums are doing well.  It is good to have people keeping an eye on things while we are away. The spell of sunny weather was put on hold today and we woke to aContinue reading “The sun was late”

From the Forth to the North

No guest picture today as there are far too many of mine in here already so the top picture is of the chief guest showing her father and granny how to cope with the stepping stones across the river Dreel in the old harbour. She demonstrated several methods… …and granny and daddy soon got theContinue reading “From the Forth to the North”

An exciting destination

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent and shows that I wasn’t the only one visiting castles on Bank Holiday Monday.  It shows Belsay Castle in the sun. We ran out of sunshine for the most part today, although there was the occasional ray to take in. On the plus side, the wind hadContinue reading “An exciting destination”

A package is delivered

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who has been on his travels too.  He was in Edinburgh at a family do and managed to find a golf course with a splendid view. The forecast for today had been terrible but a knowledgeable chap in a hut whom we met yesterday on our walk told usContinue reading “A package is delivered”