Garden party

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who if it had not been for the virus would have been visiting us this month. She has a fine crop of daisies in her garden. The temperature warmed up a bit today and thanks to the slight relaxation of the lockdown, we were able toContinue reading “Garden party”

Mrs Tootlepedal is happy

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my brother Andrew, but was taken by his son, my nephew Dan.  It shows the trail along the disused Nottingham Canal. We woke to another dry and sunny morning and I got up early enough to have a wander round the garden before coffee time. The daffodilsContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal is happy”

A day of armless fun

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s walk along the Thames.  She saw these two unusual boats in a dock near Tower Bridge.  Not the usual rich people’s yachts. I have a wonderfully shiny bruise on my arm so I thought it might be a good plan to have a very quiet morning. Continue reading “A day of armless fun”

Good timetabling

Today’s guest picture, from my ex-colleague Ada, shows a passing traveller whom she ran into (but not over)  on the road. The forecast said that it would start to rain at 3pm today and it was absolutely spot on which made it lucky that I had managed to get my day organised on that basis.Continue reading “Good timetabling”

Out and about

Today’s guest picture shows some delightfully green weeping willows in Parliament Hill Fields in London.  They were noticed by my sister Mary. We woke to a beautifully sunny day and as darkness fell, it fell on a beautifully sunny day and in between…it was beautifully sunny. Mrs Tootlepedal spent a happy day in the gardenContinue reading “Out and about”

Getting my goat

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother.  He has been a bit unwell lately and unable to go for his customary vigorous walks but he is recovering well and taking pictures in flatter places for the moment.  This is the ferry across Portsmouth harbour.  Mrs Tootlepedal and I took our bikes across on this ferryContinue reading “Getting my goat”

Peering about in the gloom

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce.  He and his wife have been for a lunch at Gretna, which is on the border between England and Scotland.  As a service to their customers, the eating house of their choice shows the time on both sides of the border. After a wildContinue reading “Peering about in the gloom”

A step back

Today’s guest picture, which comes from my Newcastle correspondent, shows her two children sitting on top of an old coal mine at Weetslade.  She tells me that you can enjoy nature here while watching planes landing and taking off and trains speeding by at the same time.  Paradise. After yesterday’s optimism, I was back toContinue reading “A step back”

Back to normal

Today’s guest picture which was sent by my brother-in-law Mike, shows his granddaughter Lara practising to be a ton up kid. After the excitements of yesterday, life retuned to normal today and Dropscone appeared promptly after breakfast and we went off for our usual morning run.  The weather kept up its recent record of beingContinue reading “Back to normal”