Acting my age

Today’s guest picture comes from our younger son Alistair. It shows a loaf made to their own ad hoc recipe by his wife and daughter, Clare and Matilda. He tells me that it tasted as good as it looks. I also made a loaf of bread today, but as it required the use of ourContinue reading “Acting my age”

A pedal but no tootle

Today’s guest picture shows the sunny shore at East Wemyss this afternoon, with another example of the sort of weather that our older son Tony has to put up with all the time. We had a sunny day in Langholm too, but as it came with sub zero temperatures at breakfast time, we had toContinue reading “A pedal but no tootle”

One small step and a bigger bike ride

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He has been on a trip to the Lake District, and kindly sent me this view taken from Borwick Fold, looking towards the Kentmere hills. We had a dry and pleasant day here, not sunny but not too windy either. I walked up to have coffeeContinue reading “One small step and a bigger bike ride”

Diagonal

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She visited Hestercombe Gardens, near Taunton, and has kindly sent me photographs of a selection of doors and openings. This is one of them. Others may follow. We had another grey day here to go with the very sombre international news, and the continuing indisposition ofContinue reading “Diagonal”

A fairly tame tiger

Today’s guest post comes from our son Tony. He wants to point out that regardless of any passing storms, the sun was still shining in East Wemyss yesterday. We didn’t have any sign of sunshine here today, but it was a little bit warmer than it has been, and although it was very grey, itContinue reading “A fairly tame tiger”

Keeping my head down

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. It shows that gloom was well spread across the country today, as she found a grey canal scene when she went for her walk in London. It wasn’t just grey here when we got up, it was pouring with rain as well. I had to get outContinue reading “Keeping my head down”

Going with a bang

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found an old railway bridge crossing the River Derwent and took a picture of it because he knows I like a bridge. If Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest, this one was a bit of a failure. We started by cycling to churchContinue reading “Going with a bang”

Acting my age

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, who visited the Union Canal at Ratho near Edinburgh at just the right moment. We woke to a sunny morning, although it was chilly again, and as the forecast was pretty positive, I decided that this was the day for a longer ride after a month ofContinue reading “Acting my age”

Up to speed

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin who is on holiday in the west of our region. He enjoyed the sight of the Bladnoch Distillery, and the aromas too. This is the most southerly of Scotland’s many distilleries. We had the hedgehog camera out over night, and when Mrs Tootlepdal brought it in, weContinue reading “Up to speed”

Going out with Mrs Tootlepdal

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in sunny East Wemyss and features a sea bird and some seaweed….and some sea. Disappointingly, we had another sub zero night so that things are still developing very slowly in the garden in spite of sunny days. We had another very sunny day today and by midContinue reading “Going out with Mrs Tootlepdal”