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”

Best foot forward

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone.  On one of his permitted walks, he found a friend. As far as light for taking photographs went, it was a day of two halves with some good sunshine to start off.  This brought the best out of the tulips… …and got us quite excited about the coming ofContinue reading “Best foot forward”

Getting my goat

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  It shows some early peach blossom. We were promised wall to wall sunshine today by the forecasters with some confidence so it was disappointing to get up to a cloudy day with the standard chilly wind.  Still, it didn’t rain and I was able not only toContinue reading “Getting my goat”

Mrs Tootlepedal goes too far

Today’s guest picture comes from former Archive Group member Ken, who is now over in the north east.  He sent me this picture of a very special K4 kiosk, one of only 50 introduced in 1927.  They combined a telephone kiosk with a coin operated stamp vending machine and a post box.  This one isContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal goes too far”

A breath of fresh air

Today’s guest post is another from one of fellow cyclist Paul’s visits to the Lake District.  It shows Derwent Water looking at its best. We had a day of sunshine day here, a welcome break in a succession of grey, wet and windy days which is due to resume tomorrow in spades. We made theContinue reading “A breath of fresh air”

A sunny afternoon and an evening of enjoyable misery

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s recent Highland tour.  He and his daughter came upon an art deco tidal swimming pool near Banff.  They didn’t go for a dip though as it was closed.   Money is being found for repairs so maybe next time? I woke to a heavy cold and some heavy rain toContinue reading “A sunny afternoon and an evening of enjoyable misery”

An unexpected suggestion

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony and makes the point that we are not the only ones with buddleias and butterflies.  The painted ladies did not stop at Langholm and have continued north. As she went off to sing in the church choir this morning, Mrs Tootlepedal remarked that when seen from anContinue reading “An unexpected suggestion”

Harried

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who discovered Rio coming to Derby as participants got ready for a procession in Derby marketplace. We had a warm grey morning but after a disturbed night of thunder and lightning, with rain drumming on the Velux windows, quite a lot of the morning passed before weContinue reading “Harried”

Another day, another plan collapses

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother Andrew’s wife’s Australian cousin Janet who found Andrew hard at work on his son’s mower making hay  while the sun shone. After yesterday’s outing to Beamish, I had a plan for today: in the morning I would put the pictures from Beamish on the blog, mow aContinue reading “Another day, another plan collapses”