Another fine day

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He went for one of those walks which risky older people are encouraged to take in these troubled times.  He tells me that in his photograph you can see Derby City at the top right, the village of Breadsall in the top middle, and his suburb, Oakwood,Continue reading “Another fine day”

Taking the cake

Today’s guest picture is another antidote to gloom and comes from my sister Mary’s visit to Bath last month. After breakfast, I took it easy in an attempt to recover from all the jollifications of my birthday while Mrs Tootlepedal drove off to Longtown to get her eyes tested. She was very fortunate to getContinue reading “Taking the cake”

Rolling along

Today’s guest picture comes from the Birmingham flower show that Mrs Tootlepedal and our daughter attended on Saturday.  It doesn’t show any flowers though.  Annie took this fine picture of the travelator which conveyed them into the NEC and, I think you will agree, it is just as fine to look at as a bunchContinue reading “Rolling along”

England under a cloud

Today’s guest picture is the last in the series of my sister Mary’s London park shots.  (I am now out of guest pictures and would welcome contributions from kind readers.) It was another still and misty day when I got up but there was no chance of an early pedal as I had to takeContinue reading “England under a cloud”

Snapping my fingers at the clouds

Today’s picture comes from sunny Morocco where my friend Sue was recently on holiday.  It shows her on a camel.  She is the one looking cool on the right. Once again, it is lucky that the guest picture comes from sunny climes as we had another very overcast and gloomy day here. It wasn’t aContinue reading “Snapping my fingers at the clouds”

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”

Progress on three fronts

Today’s guest picture shows one of the few sunny moments of my siblings’ recent visit to The Netherlands.  My sister Mary took this picture in the evening in Haarlem. We had plenty of sunshine here again today, though it faded away a bit after lunch.  It lit up our scaffolding very well… …but it didn’tContinue reading “Progress on three fronts”

Home alone

Today’s guest picture is an arty effort from Edinburgh, courtesy of my younger son. The first business of the day was toast and porridge and the second was a trip to Carlisle to put our guests on the London train and wave goodbye.  Owing to following the precautionary principle with a little too much zeal,Continue reading “Home alone”

Sandy’s downfall or a tale of two twits

Today’s guest picture was sent to me from Arran by Bruce where he was attending the wedding of his son.  I think this means that the wedding got the official seal of approval. It was another windless,  sunny but chilly (5°C) morning and I had thought about cycling south down the A7 and A6071 toContinue reading “Sandy’s downfall or a tale of two twits”

Transatlantic visitors

Today’s picture was sent by Dropscone who has been refereeing at an international competition for young players from all over the world near Edinburgh.  A nice finish to a swing from this seven year old lad. We were forced to endure another day of beautiful weather today whether we liked it or not.  We likedContinue reading “Transatlantic visitors”