Intermittently busy

Today’s picture comes from a trip that two of my sisters took with my brother to Hanbury Hall which is just off the M5.  His picture shows the house, built in 1701, and the reconstructed garden. We couldn’t match that sort of weather here.  The day started not too badly but just as I wasContinue reading “Intermittently busy”


Today’s picture shows a curious building which my brother Andrew tells me is Queen Victoria’s tea house at Frogmore, which he visited not long ago.  I just have my tea in a mug. The year is in a sort of pause mode at the moment.  The temperature is still quite warm and  summer-like but theContinue reading “Waiting”

Ten per cent

Today’s picture shows an elegant arcade roof in Hays Galleria seen by my sister Mary when walking beside the Thames. After the cycling of yesterday, today was devoted to more serious matters.  The lawns have been neglected so I started by mowing the middle lawn. Then there were flowers to inspect.  The Shirley poppies areContinue reading “Ten per cent”

On course

Today’s picture shows Blackfriars Station in London stretching across Blackfriars Bridge.  The station has been completely roofed with photo voltaic panels which provide 50% of the station’s power needs.  My sister Mary passed it on her walk today. We didn’t have any sun worth speaking about here today but we did have a dry, warmContinue reading “On course”

A bike and a bridge

Today’s picture, in the absence of any correspondents’ contributions, is a convolvulus flower.   They are peeking out of many a hedgerow just now. I had an opportunity to go round the morning run with Dropscone today but a combination of forecast bad weather and things to do over the next three days persuaded me toContinue reading “A bike and a bridge”

Monumental tour

Today’s picture is another from my brother.  It shows the Erewash canal running through Long Eaton beside a road.  I think that it gives the place a continental feel. Our B&B guests were on the road early but I rose late.  Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in the church choir and I idled about,Continue reading “Monumental tour”

Listening to my ankle

Today’s picture, taken by my brother Andrew, shows the oddly named and oddly shaped hill, Thorpe Cloud I had hoped to test drive my new cycling glasses today and after a good night’s sleep,  the weather was pleasant enough to have made this a possibility but, for once, good sense came into the picture.  GoodContinue reading “Listening to my ankle”

Treacle Thursday

Today’s picture, sent from one of my sister Mary’s morning walks, shows Kenwood House looking very smart with the wrapping taken off . Dropscone appeared for the morning run and rather to my surprise, we were able to go round at a very respectable 15 mph.  This may have had something to do with theContinue reading “Treacle Thursday”

Back in the groove

Today’s picture shows a garden in a single flower. Although the sunflowers haven’t turned their faces the way the Mrs Tootlepedal hoped, they are flourishing and proving to be a magnet for the local bee population. We were a bit tired after our trip to London but we managed to sleep well once back inContinue reading “Back in the groove”