Service not included

Guess whose birthday it was today.  Guest picture courtesy of her mother Clare. Finding things to do in the lockdown is tricky.  Mrs Tootlepedal decided to put a stone edge on one of her garden paths today. I had a couple of important things on my to do list today, take the Zoe to CarlisleContinue reading “Service not included”

Two walks, three rides and a puzzle

Today’s guest picture is a lovely study of a heron in the pond at Myatt’s Fields in London.  It was taken by our daughter Annie. We had another fine and sunny day, both here and when I got to Edinburgh.  It was a bit too chilly for cycling in the morning so I went forContinue reading “Two walks, three rides and a puzzle”

Relatively speaking

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia.  She visited the Hillbrush factory which has a factory shop which sells brushes but not, as far as I can see, hills. We had a day of mixed weather and doubtful intentions. The weather in the morning was frequently wet… …and frequently dry… …but always veryContinue reading “Relatively speaking”

Boxing day

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Canada.  She was on a family visit when she noticed the under snow tracks of a directionally challenged mouse. As well as family visitors today, we had a few bird visitors too.  Interestingly, we had almost no bird visitors yesterday judging by how little seed had gone,Continue reading “Boxing day”

It’s Christmas day

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce.  His terrier sums up precisely that  evening feeling on Christmas day. Many readers kindly wished that Mrs Tootlepedal and I should have a happy Christmas and their wishes must carry great force, because we did. For a start, the sun shone properly for the first time forContinue reading “It’s Christmas day”

Finally seeing the light

Today’s guest picture is another of cyclist Paul’s delightful Lake District studies, a welcome ray of sunshine on a gloomy day here.  It shows Stickle Tarn After breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal and I combined a little shopping and other business with the important matter of voting in the general election.  Only time will tell if ourContinue reading “Finally seeing the light”

There was a ray of sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from Sharon’s trip to Orkney.  Her shot shows the famous Skara Brae site. It is a brief post with few photographs today as the morning was perfectly miserable with nothing but a few soggy dahlias to look at from the shelter of the front door… …and buckets of that thin but penetratingContinue reading “There was a ray of sunshine”

Travelling hopefully and arriving

Today’s guest picture is a further report from Tony’s Highland holiday.  He has been to the Isle of Skye. A lot of my posts recently seem to have been done late at night and in rather a rush, not helped by my computer behaving in a grumpy manner and frequently holding things up.  This oneContinue reading “Travelling hopefully and arriving”