Paying attention

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He visited Kedlestone Hall in Derbyshire on one of the better recent days. Mrs Tootlepedal went off to yet another meeting after breakfast and inspired by her vigour, I managed to get myself into my cycling gear and out of the house before coffee time.  Admittedly, IContinue reading “Paying attention”

Taking a walk

Today’s guest picture is another from Mary Jo.  This one is from Manitoba and shows a tree that took to autumn in stages. We were greeted by frosty weather when we got up today, but once again it was dry so we weren’t complaining too much.  It was too cold for cycling and I wasContinue reading “Taking a walk”

More going round in circles

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend and former colleague, Marjorie.  She came upon these stunning fungi on a walk a few days ago. It was a dry but grey morning and the forecast was not too bad for the rest of the day so my mind turned to cycling. Before I set off, IContinue reading “More going round in circles”

A plum and apple day

Today’s guest picture comes from Camera Club member Simon who was at work in Winson in Germany when he found himself being observed. After a rather wild and wet night while Storm Dorian had its last faint fling over Scotland, we had a generally dry and occasionally sunny day today so we got off prettyContinue reading “A plum and apple day”

Feeling the heat

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia who visited the very impressive flight of locks at Caen Hill on the Kennet and Avon canal. We had another fine and sunny day today, with the temperatures well up into the mid twenties (80F) so it was quite pleasant to go into the cool of the church toContinue reading “Feeling the heat”

A smart woman

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal and features one of our plums. The picture itself might not seem to be earth shattering but the fact that Mrs Tootlepedal took on her new smart phone and emailed it to me, is a giant leap for her into a whole new world of tech. The acquisitionContinue reading “A smart woman”

Interruptions and delays

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair.  He knows that I like cascades, so he sent me this picture of the Calton Steps in Edinburgh today. We had showers here today but nothing like they must have had in Edinburgh.  It was the sort of day when every time that you poked your noseContinue reading “Interruptions and delays”

Travelling hopefully and arriving

Today’s guest picture is a further report from Tony’s Highland holiday.  He has been to the Isle of Skye. A lot of my posts recently seem to have been done late at night and in rather a rush, not helped by my computer behaving in a grumpy manner and frequently holding things up.  This oneContinue reading “Travelling hopefully and arriving”

Matilda in fairyland

Today’s guest picture was taken by my flute pupil Luke’s father, Alan.  He has been forced to go to Dubrovnik on work related business and this is the view from his hotel window.  Poor chap. I realised that I had inexcusably omitted a great moment from yesterday’s activities in my daily account so here itContinue reading “Matilda in fairyland”

Rocking around

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s tour of five abbeys last weekend.  As well as many fine buildings, he saw some good bridges too, among them this lift bridge at Gloucester docks. It was another calm, dry day at North Berwick and after breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal and I enjoyed a stroll along aContinue reading “Rocking around”