Not the foggiest

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She saw this Victorian typewriter in a museum of brands in London and thought that it looked interesting. I agree. We woke up to a very misty and chilly morning with the temperature just above freezing. Both the mist and the temperature lifted during the day,Continue reading “Not the foggiest”

Singing and sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. At first glance, you may think that you can see many Santas in this festive shop display, but a closer examination will show multiple self portraits of the clever photographer. We had a much better day here today as far as the weather went. Although there wereContinue reading “Singing and sunshine”

Home again

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He has noticed a subtle change in our post vans over the last month. After an early (by our standards) breakfast, we waved goodbye to our daughter and granddaughter, caught the tube from Stockwell to Euston, found our comfortable seats on the train to Carlisle, and proceededContinue reading “Home again”

A satisfying day

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. He took this delightful ‘light and shade’ shot across the valley from Warbla yesterday while he was having a late afternoon stroll with his wife, Leila. We had another very pleasant day here today as far as the weather went, and the events of the dayContinue reading “A satisfying day”

On the edge

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew who takes a lot of good photographs on his walks. This shows the Derby Museum of Making on a peaceful day last week. After a very windy day yesterday, we had a pleasantly calm day today. It was chilly but dry as I walked over theContinue reading “On the edge”

A slow day

It was so gloomy here today that I was pleased to have found for the guest picture a very sunny scene from Derby taken by my brother Andrew a day or two ago. I needed something to brighten things up. I poured four inches of rain out of my rain gauge yesterday, a measure ofContinue reading “A slow day”

Nursery slopes

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. He and his daughter Matilda have been cooking up Halloween treats. Although there was a little shower of rain in the morning, generally today was a much better day than we expected. We had so many visitors for coffee that they had to work in shifts. SandyContinue reading “Nursery slopes”

Visitors

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He is on his travels again and visited Lincoln recently. We had a warm and pleasant day here today, with only a brief flurry of rain to make us nervous. We were expecting visitors so while Mrs Tootlepedal baked a cake, I swept the paths in theContinue reading “Visitors”

Occasionally useful

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She recently went out with a group of fungus hunters in Stockhill Woods near Wells. We had a much better day here than yesterday, dry all day and with a very occasional glimpse of the sun. We have got visitors coming to stay with us forContinue reading “Occasionally useful”

A rain check

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He was swanning around yesterday. In the face of some drizzly and windy weather, I did a lot of idling in the morning today, a walk to the shop under an umbrella being the only action of note. Mrs Tootlepedal ventured out to buy a mirror forContinue reading “A rain check”