Further incursions

Today’s guest picture, a lovely study of the Lake District, comes from my sister Mary who was on holiday there last week. Yesterday’s sunny and warm day turned out to have been yet another false start on the long march towards summer and we were back to grey, windy and far from warm conditions today. Continue reading “Further incursions”

Now we are one

Today’s guest picture comes from my correspondent, Venetia who went to an NGS open day yesterday afternoon.  It was in East Harptree, on the northern slopes of the Mendip Hills.  It was a little too chilly for comfort but her heart was warmed by music while she was there. We had a lovely day todayContinue reading “Now we are one”

A trip to Edinburgh

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia and shows the Market or Buttercross at Somerton. Pretty well my whole day was taken up with a visit to Matilda, the WGSP, In Edinburgh.  Because Mrs Tootlepedal needed the car to go to a fellow embroiderer’s birthday party, I had to travel by bus toContinue reading “A trip to Edinburgh”

Pounding the streets

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother Andrew on his recent visit to Delft.  He remarks that the weather was perfect for ducks. We had another brilliantly sunny but chilly day today and as we drove over to Lockerbie to catch the train to Edinburgh, the snow covered Lake District Hills and Criffel lookedContinue reading “Pounding the streets”

A little ray of sunshine

Today’s guest picture is a small herd of deer in Richmond Park which were spotted by my sister Mary on a walk there yesterday. After a grey start, our day turned out very well here and I went for a walk to stretch my leg while Mrs Tootlepedal got the house looking even better forContinue reading “A little ray of sunshine”

Two guys named Mike

Today’s guest picture was supplied by my Newcastle correspondent.  She has been travelling for her work recently but as the only views she got were of the rubbish bins outside the windows of her Travelodge rooms, she has sent me a seasonal picture of some tasty biscotti instead. I tested out a new ‘big pill’Continue reading “Two guys named Mike”

Up hill and down dale

Today’s guest photo once again features Matilda, this time practising one of those attitudes which will be so important when unfeeling parents don’t immediately kowtow to her every wish later in life. I haven’t quite got the hang of sleeping at night at the moment and after another night of tossing and turning, I awokeContinue reading “Up hill and down dale”