Hill and valley

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to The Newt. She knows that I like a gate. When Mrs Tootlepedal had been up on the moor yesterday morning with the visiting party, she had been much struck by the heather, so after breakfast today, she took me up to have a look at forContinue reading “Hill and valley”

Going full circle

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He took his son Nick on a ten mile walk up as many hills as he could find.  Nick is going on a Nepal trek soon and needed some practice.  Here is Nick on Ecton Hill at 1211ft. My morning walk to the (corner) shop once againContinue reading “Going full circle”

Taking it easy

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Chester last month.  Chester is a very photogenic town. Our spell of dry weather continued today, although it was generally rather grey. Mrs Tootlepedal spent almost all day helping with some archaeological work at the Roman fort at Broomholm, a couple of miles out ofContinue reading “Taking it easy”

A hint of a tint

Today’s guest picture comes from my elder son Tony and shows a fine shot of a firework display which was part of the Nerja feria in Andalucia where he was having a well earned short break. Dropscone and I did not have a break as for the fourth day running (riding?) we went out forContinue reading “A hint of a tint”

Autumn creeping in

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary and shows some regal pelicans in a royal park in London.  I’m glad that I don’t have to feed them.  The queen can probably afford it. Mrs Tootlepedal had another really early start to make breakfast for our guests but I wasn’t able to have aContinue reading “Autumn creeping in”

Steady progress

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Mrs Tootlepedal’s mother who has popped down to the south of France to visit her younger daughter and has found a new friend. We woke to a pleasant sunny day only marred by a brisk north wind. The garden was bright enough though and things continue toContinue reading “Steady progress”