Decisions

Today’s guest pictures is another from Venetia’s visit to Marseille.  Mrs Tootlepedal and I have had two very good visits to Marseille with my siblings so I make no apologies for another picture of a place of which I have happy memories. Last night I foolishly let my thoughts stray to the idea of having Continue reading “Decisions”

Another song cycle day

Today’s guest post was sent to me by Sandy.  He is on holiday somewhere and I don’t think it is North Berwick.  I am looking forward to finding out all about it when he gets home. It was calm and nearly warm today so after a leisurely breakfast and a read of the newspapers whichContinue reading “Another song cycle day”

Winded

Today’s guest picture is another from Sharon’s visit to Berlin. In spite of the gloomy forecast at the beginning of the week, we had another dry day here today with a decent amount of sunshine.  Unfortunately the wind continued to blow vigorously so it took me quite a long time to get up the energyContinue reading “Winded”

Croaking through

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who is obviously enjoying a stay in the north east of Scotland.  He visited a famous collapsed sea cave called Bullers of Buchan.  It must have been spectacular when the roof fell in. There is no question but that summer is going to be a disappointment thisContinue reading “Croaking through”

Hitting a boundary

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia who visited the the Toulouse-Lautrec museum in Albi and thought that possibly this advertising poster, commissioned from Toulouse-Lautrec in 1896 by the Simpson Chain Company, might possibly be of interest to me.  It was indeed. I had the intention of taking my new belt driven bicycle out for aContinue reading “Hitting a boundary”

Taking care

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to the park in Madrid.  This was his favourite fountain. After some heavy rain overnight, we had a generally pleasant day today, often sunny but still with a brisk “feels like” wind to keep our coats firmly buttoned up for the morning and most of theContinue reading “Taking care”

Sung to a halt

Today’s guest picture shows a fine selection of flying birds spotted by Mike Tinker in Singapore on his way home from New Zealand. There won’t be much in the way of text today because I have had a hard afternoon and evening as we first had a rehearsal for our Langholm Sings concert with theContinue reading “Sung to a halt”

Taking April showers a bit too far

Today’s guest picture shows the Cave of Drac on Majorca.  Dropscone visited it while on holiday on the island.  He got to listen to a concert while he was there. We had to agree with T S Eliot today.  The weather was very cruel.  If I went out on my bicycle, it rained and ifContinue reading “Taking April showers a bit too far”

A matter of timing

Today’s guest picture comes from Irving who has been fishing in the Highlands.  He doesn’t tell me if he caught any fish but at least he made this very nice capture of the old bridge over the River Oykel. I had a varied day today including cycling, walking and singing and among the skills requiredContinue reading “A matter of timing”

Broken hearted

In contrast to yesterday’s Antiguan sun, today’s guest picture shows a typical day in Derby.  My brother Andrew was suffering in the rain there a couple of day ago. We had another very welcome dry day here today and things are even beginning to hint at drying out a little.  A bit more warmth wouldContinue reading “Broken hearted”