Having a berry good time

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend and horticultural adviser Liz.  She went for a paddle on the Union Canal, and knowing that I like bridges, she sent me this. After two sunny day, we reverted to a grey and drizzly day again today.  It was an ideal morning for staying indoors so I didContinue reading “Having a berry good time”

Clouded vision

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia.  She visited the Haynes International Motor Museum with my sister Mary and saw many wonderful motor cars, including this 1900 Clement Voiturette. When you look back at them, there are some days which seem to rather slip through your grasp and you never really get aContinue reading “Clouded vision”

Going a bit too far

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia who went to the Taunton Flower Show.  You can read about her adventures here. Sad to say, her favourite arrangement in the ‘At the Garden Gate’ class was disqualified for using artificial grass. We had quite a lot of rain and wind overnight and it wasContinue reading “Going a bit too far”

Far from the maddening crowd

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He has been on a tour of the north east with my sisters Mary and Susan.  They returned home by train today and he drove back to Derby by way of Fountains Abbey. Mrs Tootlepedal and I also came home today, leaving Evelyn Rose with some sadnessContinue reading “Far from the maddening crowd”

What is this wet stuff falling out of the sky?

Today’s guest picture was taken by my sister Susan on a visit to Reading.  It shows the Maiwand Lion, commemorating the dead of the Berkshire Regiment of Foot at Girishk Maiwand and Kandahar in 1880. The British were defeated at Girishk Maiwand by the Afghan army at a high cost to both sides during theContinue reading “What is this wet stuff falling out of the sky?”

A hint of warmth

Thanks to all those who have sent guest pictures.  I start with these two exotic encoutnered by Jim and Sandra who certainly haven’t been on holiday in Blackpool. After a sub zero night, it warmed up briskly and there was no hint of frost to be seen.  The temperature didn’t get above itself though andContinue reading “A hint of warmth”

Not welcoming

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s Lake District visit.  She had excellent weather and made good use of it.  These  colourful boats are at the Faeryland cafe on the edge of Grasmere Our long spell of good weather has hit the buffers and the forecast for the next two weeks offers usContinue reading “Not welcoming”

Onegesias

Today’s guest picture shows a bridge across the River Rye in Yorkshire which my brother visited on a very hot day in an attempt to avoid the bank holiday crowds. We enjoyed another dry day today here although the lightest of drizzle every now and again made sure that we didn’t take it for granted.  Continue reading “Onegesias”

Still feeling the heat

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother’s visit to Grimsby and shows the fine 1920s cinema building there.  Inexcusably, I have put his photograph through a filter to give it that Hollywood gloss. The promised change in the weather has not arrived yet but at least it was a degree or two cooler today whichContinue reading “Still feeling the heat”

A light snooze

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who took this picture of the Thames on her way to the National Film Theatre. After the excitements of going to Edinburgh one day and touring the country the next for me, and visiting the south for a week and then touring the country for Mrs Tootlepedal,Continue reading “A light snooze”