A distraction

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He abandoned the delights of East Wemyss to sample the new St James Quarter in Edinburgh. The St James Quarter replaces the old and unloved St James Centre which was recently demolished. He met a curious being while he was there. We had another cool, grey andContinue reading “A distraction”

A drop of golden sun

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who felt that he could prove that East Wemyss has fine trees as well as seemingly eternal sunshine. For a change, we had some sunshine here too today, but as it came hand in hand with a very gusty and nippy east wind and a drop inContinue reading “A drop of golden sun”

Rule #5

Today’s guest picture was very kindly sent to me by my brother Andrew.  He quite rightly felt that we all needed cheering up on account of the political situation, and thought that there could be no more cheerful sight than the riverside gardens at Tamworth. After yesterday’s miserable day of wind and rain, we gotContinue reading “Rule #5”

Laid back

Today’s guest picture comes from one of my brother Andrew’s recent walks.  He was rather surprised to find a woolly mammoth looking at him over a wall. I had a day of mostly sitting down today although I did get about enough to mow the front lawn and do some deadheading. We started off withContinue reading “Laid back”

Hedge fund

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit to Staffordshire by my brother, where he passed Castern Hall, a privately owned 18th-century country house in the Manifold Valley, near Ilam.  It has often been used as a film set and I see from its web site that you can buy it if you want, as itContinue reading “Hedge fund”

Testing the legs

Today’s guest picture comes from Gavin, who has been on holiday in the north east where he came across Donald Trump’s new golf course.  He says it looks very good and thinks that Donald should maybe concentrate on golf courses more and give up thoughts of ruling the world. I had a gentle day dayContinue reading “Testing the legs”

Down memory lane

Today’s guest picture comes from Tom, my South African correspondent.  The picture shows a view of the mountains seen from Worcester in the Western Cape area and was taken on his phone. We had another grey and drizzly day here today but it was definitely warmer which was very welcome. I had a traditional wanderContinue reading “Down memory lane”

Relaxing

By coincidence, both of my London based sisters sent me pictures of the same art work, ‘The Small Lie’, from the Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park and I was faced with the invidious task of choosing between them for the guest picture of the day.  It felt a bit like the judgement of Paris. Continue reading “Relaxing”

The first day of autumn

Today’s guest picture is another view from a walk on the veldt which was kindly sent to me by Tom from South Africa.  He was excited by the fact the the valley bottom is covered in vineyards. Mrs Tootlepedal got up early and disappeared in an Edinburgh direction. She was lending a hand with theContinue reading “The first day of autumn”

The pick of the crop

Today’s guest picture is another from Bruce’s visit to the south west of England.  He saw this black swan at Dawlish.  He tells me that before he saw this actual black swan, he had thought that all black swans were public houses. The main business of the day was taking Granny to Newcastle Airport soContinue reading “The pick of the crop”