Round the world in an hour and a half

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  On his way back from his Welsh outing, he visited Nantwich and had a cup of coffee in this wonderful building next to the Crown Hotel.  As everyone knows, the present Crown Hotel was built on the site of an earlier inn of the same name, destroyed inContinue reading “Round the world in an hour and a half”

Just a little bit more

Today’s guest post comes from our son Tony who has been having wonderful weather lately on the shores of the Firth of Forth. Our day started brightly…. …after another frosty morning but as the day went on, the clouds came over. Dropscone dropped in for coffee, bringing treacle scones with him.  He is very excitedContinue reading “Just a little bit more”

Across the moss

Today’s picture is another from Venetia’s African odyssey in the course of which she seems to have seen just about everything you could expect to see if things went really well on such a visit. After the excitement of yesterday’s outing, I had a quiet day today.  The weather was quiet too, with a tinyContinue reading “Across the moss”

Getting my goat

I would like to thank kind readers for sending me a positive flood of potential guest pictures and I have chosen one from Venetia’s African odyssey to start off.  It shows a gemsbok which appealed to me as it appeared in a recent crossword as an answer to a cryptic clue.  It is good toContinue reading “Getting my goat”

Out and out

Today’s guest picture shows our son Tony’s dogs visiting the castle near his home in Fife.  I may have used this picture before (I can’t remember) but I have put it in regardless to remind myself that Mrs Tootlepedal and I stood in that exact spot last weekend. It was a day of mixed weatherContinue reading “Out and out”

A cold snap

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother who stopped to take this picture on his way up Stanage Edge in the Peak District today. I had a busy morning which started with taking the car to the garage to get a slow puncture sorted.  I had noticed the possibility of pressure loss when I pumpedContinue reading “A cold snap”

Rain stopped play

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce who was more adventurous than me and went for an outing in the rain.  His reward was a picture of the Byreburn in full flow over the Fairy Loup. (I have put a little video that he took at the bottom of this post for those whoContinue reading “Rain stopped play”

Surrounded by butterflies

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew and shows an 18th Century mill near Derby and the dam that was built to provide it with water. (I am in the market for new guest pictures) I had a quiet morning today and was content to potter about indoors for the most part in spiteContinue reading “Surrounded by butterflies”

Getting along

The guest picture of the day is another teapot spotted by my brother Andrew.  He has a knack for finding big teapots although he tells me that he thinks that this one is a bit of a Mickey Mouse affair. My day can be summed up very simply: got up, saw a butterfly, went forContinue reading “Getting along”

April weather

There may be serious concern about the lack of insects in general but today’s guest picture from Venetia shows that there is no shortage of them just now in Somerset. We had a typical April day here today, breezy, cool and occasionally rainy but it was just warm enough to allow for gardening and theContinue reading “April weather”