Going to churches

Today’s guest picture comes from Natasha, Marianne’s daughter. It speaks for itself. We had a dry day, mostly sunny, fairly warm and very welcome. After my customary leisurely start to the day, I left Mrs Tootlepedal to have a sunny cup of coffee with Margaret in the garden, and went off to make the mostContinue reading “Going to churches”

What did I see?

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He was driving past the Silk Mill in Derby and thought that it might be the sort of picture that I would enjoy.  On reflection, I think that he was right. We were promised a cooler, cloudier day today but when we got up, it was asContinue reading “What did I see?”

Spring in the step

  Today’s guest picture come from ex-archivist Ken who tells me that this odd structure is designed to filter pollutants to the  equivalence of up to 300 trees. It is situated at Haymarket at a busy junction close to the bus station. Spring arrived  today and even if it is, as they used to sayContinue reading “Spring in the step”

Home again

The guest pictures for this coming  week are not from guest contributors but from me in my role as guest during the past week.  I only had my phone with me and took few pictures but here is Mauri, Mrs Tootlepedal’s mother, tucking in at her 100th birthday party. We had a splendid week’s holidayContinue reading “Home again”

A stroll and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone, who is not too old to take a walk along the track above the town. A very brisk wind greeted me when I got up this morning and this provided a convenient excuse for a morning of not cycling after yesterday’s efforts.  Instead, I had coffee with Sandy, mowedContinue reading “A stroll and a song”

Song cycle

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to the Belper River Gardens.  He was looking across the river which had been widened to make a boating pond. It was the day of the Choir of the Year audition for our Carlisle community choir at the Sage in Gateshead, just across the river TyneContinue reading “Song cycle”

From East to West

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by Bill J, shows a sparrowhawk outside his kitchen window.  Bill tells me that the hawk left after killing the pigeon and that he was just going out to pick it up to cook for himself, when the hawk came back and claimed it. The weather forecasters seem toContinue reading “From East to West”

All at ones and twos

Today’s picture shows the scone delivery system at work.  This is the empty scone receptacle being transported home after scone consumption had taken place. We enjoyed another fine day today but Dropscone had to go round the morning run by himself again as I was taking the speedy bike to the bike shop to getContinue reading “All at ones and twos”