Down but about

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie in London. She tried to get the bus driver to take her to the pot of gold but he insisted on sticking to his route. There was no chance of a pot of gold here today. We had more than enough rain for a rainbow, but notContinue reading “Down but about”

A reason to be grumpy

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, who spotted an audacious attempt by a ship to make off with the Bass Rock, an internationally important nesting site for gannets. Luckily it was seen in time and they made them put the rock back. We had another sunny morning here today, but it was evenContinue reading “A reason to be grumpy”

Two unexpected encounters

Today’s guest post comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. It shows a fine sunset over Rivington Pike where they have obviously had more snow than we have had a good many miles to the north. We had another bright and chilly morning here, with freezing temperatures keeping things icy. I tottered out to John’s shop,Continue reading “Two unexpected encounters”

Rain assisted rest

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. She got dizzy just looking up at this crane. It rained in the night and it was still raining when we got up. As a result, it was quite easy for me to have a quiet morning in. What was not so satisfactory was that I choseContinue reading “Rain assisted rest”

Organ failure

Today’s guest picture is another from Tony on a walk in East Wemyss, the land of eternal sunshine. Our weather got warmer today but there was not a hint of sunshine here as Mrs Tootlepedal and I cycled to church to hear our potential new minister preach a sermon before the congregation voted on whetherContinue reading “Organ failure”

Sunshine and singing

Today’s guest picture is another from Simon and this time shows the inside of the covered bridge between Switzerland and Liechtenstein.  I do not know whether the light at the end of the tunnel is in Switzerland or Liechtenstein. After yesterday’s extremely gloomy weather, we enjoyed a bright and cheerful day today, although it wasContinue reading “Sunshine and singing”

A smart woman

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal and features one of our plums. The picture itself might not seem to be earth shattering but the fact that Mrs Tootlepedal took on her new smart phone and emailed it to me, is a giant leap for her into a whole new world of tech. The acquisitionContinue reading “A smart woman”

Helpful weather

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who passed the Bridge Inn at Duffield while on a bike ride.  As he had already fuelled up elsewhere, he took the picture and went on his way without calling in to sample the wares. I know that I ought to be resting my Achilles tendon butContinue reading “Helpful weather”

A walk and some chips

Today’s guest picture shows a fine display of wisteria spotted by my sister Susan on her way to catch a bus. We had a frosty morning here, followed by a fine but chilly day with a brisk  and biting north wind.  If you were out of the wind, everything in the garden was lovely andContinue reading “A walk and some chips”

Hail smiling morn

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who started the new year by visiting the strangely named Locko Park where he met a fine lake. Our year here started with a brilliantly sunny but rather chilly day.  I would have liked to have taken part in the eight mile walk/run event that starts theContinue reading “Hail smiling morn”