Quick cooking, slow cycling

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. Just to show that the sun doesn’t always shine on East Wemyss, he sent us this picture of the moon shining there this evening instead. There was no sun to be seen in Langholm when we got up this morning. The clouds were clamped down on theContinue reading “Quick cooking, slow cycling”

As good as it could be

Today’s guest picture comes from my nephew Dan. He was walking recently with his father, my brother Andrew, when he saw these alpacas. The weather outside was cold and grey but indoors we had a quiet but satisfying day, meeting our children and grandchildren electronically. Mrs Tootlepedal cooked a delicious Christmas lunch while I watchedContinue reading “As good as it could be”

Suppé after tea

Today’s guest picture comes from my Sydney correspondent Stephen.  As he came out of the Sydney Opera House after a performance of Carmen yesterday, he saw this striking tribute to the many volunteer firemen who have been battling the blazes in Australia. After a restless night disturbed by strong wind and heavy rain,  we gotContinue reading “Suppé after tea”

Not getting the picture

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie who has been baking bread. I had a day full of action but very little of it was in front of the camera – it was not a case of “Lights, camera, action!” It was damp and drizzly after breakfast and there were still occasional mournful criesContinue reading “Not getting the picture”

Getting in a jam

Today’s striking guest picture comes from my brother who describes it as ‘dusky’.  I think  he must have been in London yesterday evening. We had summer indoors today and winter outside.  They were brought to us by courtesy of the jasmine family. In the garden there are now several clumps of promising snowdrops… …but weContinue reading “Getting in a jam”

Up and down

Today’s guest picture shows more of the endlessly sunny weather that Dropscone is having to put up with in Malta. In fact we too had to put up with some sunny weather here today.  This came as a bit of a shock but the kindly authorities, worried in case we became too excited, took itContinue reading “Up and down”

A little blue sky thinking

There are two guest pictures today as they show a large eucalyptus tree which was felled by the wind in my daughter’s garden in London last night.  The tree fell into their neighbours garden but luckily seems to have missed doing any damage to buildings. Exciting times! It was more dreary than exciting here asContinue reading “A little blue sky thinking”

Ma made the marmalade

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s recent visit to the Lake District.  It shows Grasmere. Much to my surprise, today was not a bad day for cycling at all and Dropscone appeared on the dot and we set off round the traditional morning run.  It is not my favourite route because itContinue reading “Ma made the marmalade”

Hard going

Today’s picture shows our visiting wood pigeon pulling itself up to its full height. It wasn’t freezing and it wasn’t raining this morning and the wind was less than gale force. All in all, it was a pretty good day and I naturally got the slow bike out after breakfast and set out on aContinue reading “Hard going”