Decisions

Today’s guest pictures is another from Venetia’s visit to Marseille.  Mrs Tootlepedal and I have had two very good visits to Marseille with my siblings so I make no apologies for another picture of a place of which I have happy memories. Last night I foolishly let my thoughts stray to the idea of having Continue reading “Decisions”

Down came the rain (in the end)

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother who walked though five villages the other day and looked at one of them across a valley. This is Holbrook seen from Horsley. I was expecting a wet day today but after some heavy rain overnight, it was quite dry and calm in the morning and Dropscone wasContinue reading “Down came the rain (in the end)”

A day of two halves

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Sharon, world famous as the mother of flute playing Luke, who has been spending a few days in Germany.  She didn’t tell me where she was staying. We had a grey, gloomy morning and I was very happy to put it to use with some creative lounging about,Continue reading “A day of two halves”

Tootlepedals to the rescue

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s visit to Fleetwood.  The port for the town is on the south side of the river Wyre estuary and can be reached by the ferry which can be seen in his picture. It was the longest day today and the weather was fine and frequently sunny soContinue reading “Tootlepedals to the rescue”

A musical cure

Today’s guest picture is a cheery looking cottage with a rather mournful sign.  My friend Bruce visited it in the village of Eyam in the Derbyshire dales. Our spell of grey, cold and windy weather continued today and as I woke up with a pain in my side which had come from who knows whereContinue reading “A musical cure”

Progression of a sort

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Liz, a professional gardener.  It shows what can be done in a miserable spring if you have the right facilities, in this case a polytunnel,  and green fingers.  Liz is Mike Tinker’s daughter and he kindly forwarded the picture to me. No one could accuse our weatherContinue reading “Progression of a sort”

Him indoors

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my Somerset correspondent, Venetia and is a timely reminder to me not to complain too much about the weather as it shows fields in Somerset under a good deal of water. In spite of just saying that I wasn’t going to complain about the weather, I am.Continue reading “Him indoors”

Rising above it

Today’s guest picture comes from my ex-colleague Ada.  She has been enjoying the sun in Tenerife and sent me this picture to torment me as we watched the snow come down here. Here is the contrasting view from our bedroom window this morning. And it kept on snowing for some time… …leading to some poorContinue reading “Rising above it”

Slow progress

Today’s guest picture is rather small but that is how it was sent to me by my friend Sandra.  I have put it in because it shows some of her regular flock of long tail tits visiting her feeder.  It is a great benefit to live right on the edge of town if you wantContinue reading “Slow progress”

An arrival and a farewell

Today’s guest picture is a glimpse of the Regent Canal at Camden, kindly sent to me by my sister Mary. We had been threatened by heavy rain and gales in the morning, courtesy of storm Dylan but once again we got off very lightly with no more than a stiff breeze and no rain atContinue reading “An arrival and a farewell”