Another family meal

Today’s guest picture finally reveals Bruce’s horses in all their beauty.  They are the Kelpies at Falkirk  and well worth a visit if you haven’t seen them yet.  They are huge. Our spell of sunny weather continued and the drop in temperature continued too, with the thermometer struggling to get over 2°C today and aContinue reading “Another family meal”

Taking the cake

Today’s guest picture is another antidote to gloom and comes from my sister Mary’s visit to Bath last month. After breakfast, I took it easy in an attempt to recover from all the jollifications of my birthday while Mrs Tootlepedal drove off to Longtown to get her eyes tested. She was very fortunate to getContinue reading “Taking the cake”

Family business

Today’s guest picture was sent by Mary Jo from Manitoba to contrast with her recent snowy scene at home.  It shows England in the summer, taken when she visited Salisbury earlier this year. A very brief post today as we didn’t get back from Edinburgh until nearly eleven o’clock. I still have the cold soContinue reading “Family business”

A woodpecker, a pedal and some Pelmanism

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who was in Edinburgh yesterday and was comforted by the up to date police protection afforded to its citizens. I had much better weather for my trip to the Moorland Feeders today and it was only a pity that the birds stayed away in great numbers.  IContinue reading “A woodpecker, a pedal and some Pelmanism”

Great and small

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce’s trip to Arran where he visited the Machrie Moor Stone Circles. Just to put it on the record, we had a day without rain today. We were pathetically grateful. I started the day off with a cycle ride.  This would have been quite a bit longer ifContinue reading “Great and small”

Ankles exposed

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who met this hirsute gardener doing a little watering  in Regent’s Park this morning. We had a very untypical Sunday today with no church choir, no Sunday bike ride and no slow cooker.  In fact I only had time for a very brief look at the gardenContinue reading “Ankles exposed”

Everything to play for

Today’s guest picture is the last from my sister Mary’s visit to the Thames riverside and shows more usual boats in their parking places. It was another moist morning here and the poppies were doing well to hold their heads up at all… …let alone look so pretty. Mrs Tootlepedal’s vision of a garden fullContinue reading “Everything to play for”

The inside story

Today’s guest picture, from our daughter-in-law Clare, provided the only ray of sunshine we saw all day.  You can see what made Matilda so happy tomorrow. It was a foul day here as far as the weather went, the authorities having decided that one sunny day at a time was more than enough for us.Continue reading “The inside story”

Home alone

Today’s guest picture comes from my my friend Marjorie.  She is on holiday in the Highlands and sent me this picture of the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge.  She knew it would interest me as Mrs Tootlepedal and I lived not far from the memorial when we first got married. The house is very quietContinue reading “Home alone”

Life on a smaller scale

I have had enough of the London Trip pictures so it is back to guest pictures of the day.    Dropscone was on holiday in Glasgow last week when he met this attractive bridge over the Clyde. After the excitement of yesterday, we had a very calm domestic day today.  We did get out in theContinue reading “Life on a smaller scale”