Entertaining

Today”s guest picture is another study of a London Park pond by my sister Mary.  This is in the St Mary’s Garden  in Regent’s Park. Mrs Tootlepedal spent the morning preparing food for an evening meal and  I did my best not to be too much of a nuisance. I put some food out forContinue reading “Entertaining”

Gently does it

Today’s guest picture come from my younger son and has a rather specialist appeal to those who can appreciate the wistful sense of humour of the tradesmen of who superimposed the ‘for sale’ sign on top of the word ‘better’ on the now closed ‘better together’ shopfront.  The scratched out sticker on the lamp-post inContinue reading “Gently does it”

All change

Today’s guest picture shows a quiet corner of Regent’s Park in London and was taken by my sister Mary who was probably coming back from playing tennis in the Park. We had another morning of strong winds and violent showers so it was lucky that I got up late and had an entertaining crossword toContinue reading “All change”

Three carrots

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by my friend Venetia.  The park has a lot of water in it. My get up and go took some finding this morning but it eventually emerged only to be immediately discouraged by some threatening rain drops.  In the end though, itContinue reading “Three carrots”

Keeping out of the wind

Today’s guest picture is a very nice clematis in Manitoba sent to me from across the pond by Mary Jo.  She tells me that they are expecting snow.  It has not been a good spring here or there. We had another fine day today but with a strong and chilly wind still very much inContinue reading “Keeping out of the wind”

Wandering

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s visit to Rye.  It speaks for itself.  Simple. I had to speak to myself today because Mrs Tootlepedal went off to Edinburgh to commune with TWGSP.  My conversation with myself touched on cycling but when Dropscone rang up to say that the morning run had takenContinue reading “Wandering”

Uphill work

Today’s guest picture comes from my elder son and shows one of his dogs having a grand postprandial snooze. The forecast was very good and the wind was light so it was a perfect day for a pedal and for once I had the time to take advantage of this.  Dropscone and I have been inveigledContinue reading “Uphill work”

With a spring in my step

Today’s guest picture shows what can only be described as a host of golden daffodils.  They were spotted by my sister Mary on a walk through St James’ Park. We enjoyed some perfect weather for the first day of spring here today and on a day when I really should have been cycling all overContinue reading “With a spring in my step”

A varied day

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Haarlem.  It shows a clock dated 1520 still telling the correct time. After a weekend of rest, the men were back hard at work on the end wall.  The end of the roof has been re-tiled, a start made on the fireplace and a beamContinue reading “A varied day”

Gone to pot

Today’s guest picture from my sister Mary shows Mr Grumpy’s London relative in Regent’s Park. Today’s chapter of the great end wall saga started well with the early arrival of the chimney pot removal gang and progressed smoothly with the actual removal of the aforesaid pot. While this was happening, I made some ginger biscuitsContinue reading “Gone to pot”