Doing a ton

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  The seals have returned to East Wemyss. We had another frosty morning here but it wasn’t hard enough to any harm and the upside was another sunny day to follow.  The sunshine led to a lot a photographs being taken, too many of which appear in thisContinue reading “Doing a ton”

Hitting a boundary

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia who visited the the Toulouse-Lautrec museum in Albi and thought that possibly this advertising poster, commissioned from Toulouse-Lautrec in 1896 by the Simpson Chain Company, might possibly be of interest to me.  It was indeed. I had the intention of taking my new belt driven bicycle out for aContinue reading “Hitting a boundary”

Out and about

Today’s guest picture shows some delightfully green weeping willows in Parliament Hill Fields in London.  They were noticed by my sister Mary. We woke to a beautifully sunny day and as darkness fell, it fell on a beautifully sunny day and in between…it was beautifully sunny. Mrs Tootlepedal spent a happy day in the gardenContinue reading “Out and about”

Getting the picture

In the absence of any guest pictures, I am repairing an omission for which I was rebuked by a reader after my Common Riding post. This is a shot of the Chinook helicopter which flew low over the town to check what was going on in the middle of the proceedings yesterday . Life wasContinue reading “Getting the picture”

The magic of frozen peas

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my son Tony and shows one method that he came across of making sure that your dog doesn’t get  attacked by swans while walking at Lake Windermere. I was interested to find out how my various joints would feel this morning after my experiment with the instantContinue reading “The magic of frozen peas”

Eskdalemuir serenade

Today’s guest picture shows a room with a view.  It was captured by Venetia while on holiday in Corrèze. She seems to have had plenty of interesting things to look at while she was inn France. We had sunny spells and brisk winds again today but we were spared any showers which was a relief. Continue reading “Eskdalemuir serenade”

At the hub

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my flute pupil Luke’s mother.  It shows an elderly cyclist visiting The Hub in Eskdalemuir.  This has  been converted to a meeting place and cafe from an old school where long ago he used to to teach on and off for a year. Luke’s mother is aContinue reading “At the hub”