Nothing doing

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia. I think this must have been a stopping point on her journey north. The offer of tea and cakes seems attractive. We had a better day here, slightly warmer and slightly less windy. As the sun often came out, it was much more pleasant in the garden too. ThisContinue reading “Nothing doing”

Pottering about

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Fountains Abbey.  As well as some impressive ruins, it has a lovely garden. We had a very nice summer day here today, warm and calm and often sunny.  It might well have been a good day for a pedal but the recent travelling about andContinue reading “Pottering about”

Rattling around

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce’s trip to Sweden and shows the Stockholm’s Gröna Lund amusement park as seen from the water.  With my head for heights, there would be little amusement there for me. We had another fine and sunny day today with light winds, just perfect for cycling.  The day had been providedContinue reading “Rattling around”

No call for an ark

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to the misty mountains of Madeira. As I am still resting my singing voice under doctor’s orders, Mrs Tootlepedal went by herself to sing in the church choir while I kept myself busy at home. I may have occasionally glanced about as I went about my business…Continue reading “No call for an ark”

A pedal, a toddle and a warble

Today’s guest picture was sent by our daughter Annie and shows the ‘fruits’ of her labours in her allotment.  She benefits from being 300 miles south of us so she is well ahead in her growing season. After two days of rain, as recorded by our scientific rain gauge…. …we were treated to a pleasantlyContinue reading “A pedal, a toddle and a warble”

A complete turnaround

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent, Fiona and shows her resident garden hedgehog on the left with one of four new hoglets on the right.  She thinks that the hoglet is three or four weeks old.  We are very envious. We had a slightly cooler but still sunny day.  With our final concertContinue reading “A complete turnaround”

Getting the legs turning again

I was going to use pictures from our break as guest pictures of the day this week but I couldn’t resist this picture, taken by ‘Uncle Joe’, of Matilda, who is still in the south,  wondering when her parents and aunt will stop with the cheesy smiles and let her get on with her meal.Continue reading “Getting the legs turning again”

All action

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce’s tour of the Mediterranean.  This is Dubrovnik. My plan was to get up early and go for a cycle ride before the wind got too strong and I managed to get up quite early and go for a cycle ride but the wind was pretty strong anyway. As IContinue reading “All action”

Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow

Today’s guest picture shows the Adam Bridge at Kedleston Hall, which my sister Mary visited with my sister Susan and my brother Andrew recently.  (A description of their visit can be found on Susan’s blog.) We had another grey and windy day today but, as a small consolation, it was a few degrees warmer thanContinue reading “Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow”

Unexpected interruptions

The guest picture of the day comes from Sandra who has a feeder outside the window of her house which sits up on the hill overlooking the town.  It is not the sharpest picture in the world, as I suspect that Sandra took it on her tablet through the window but how often do youContinue reading “Unexpected interruptions”