Heart of Oak*

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo from Manitoba who has been visiting Denmark and was impressed by this ratty mural in Copenhagen. We had rather ratty weather  here today, grey and occasionally drizzly but it was warmish and the cold winds had dropped so we made the best of it.  Fortunately, yesterday’s sore ribContinue reading “Heart of Oak*”

A fan of Oscar

Today’s guest picture comes from  Dropscone’s recent seaside holiday on the east coast.  He climbed a dune to look at the beach and saw five people, two dogs and half a million razor clam shells. We had a third and bonus sunny day as the weather turned out better than expected.  It was frosty againContinue reading “A fan of Oscar”

A rewarding day

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s walk up Blencathra last week.  He got this splendid view of the Lake District as he climbed. We were promised a chilly day with a brisk north wind and we got it.  Luckily we got some very bright and cheerful sunshine for most of the day soContinue reading “A rewarding day”

Tidying up

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia.  She was walking at Burrington Combe in North Somerset, when she saw this sight on the far side of the road.  It is the very crag which inspired the writer of the 1763 hymn starting: ‘Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself  in Thee’ We had another dry andContinue reading “Tidying up”

A pedal and a tootle, the first for a while

Today’s guest picture, sent by my sister Mary, shows a stained glass window from the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow. Once again we enjoyed  fine weather today which was better than the forecast.  I was pleased to be able to get out for a pedal after breakfast in dry conditions and with a tolerable breezeContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle, the first for a while”

Four good things

Today’s guest picture is that very rare thing, a picture from Mrs Tootlepedal’s camera.  It shows the world’s finest baby in the arms of her paternal grandfather yesterday. After a short spell of rain yesterday, the weather returned to being kind and the sun was shining again today.  We hung around until we had gotContinue reading “Four good things”

A flurry of activity or The Trail of the Lonesome pine

Today’s picture shows the famous clipper Cutty Sark perched rather uncomfortably on top of a new visitor centre at Greenwich.  It was seen by my sister Mary who took advantage of a little sunshine to take a boat trip down the Thames today. We too had a little sunshine but we had to look veryContinue reading “A flurry of activity or The Trail of the Lonesome pine”