Head down

Today’s glorious guest picture comes from Tony in East Wemyss. It was taken just over a week ago and is a reminder of those sunny snowy days earlier this month which seem long past now. There was not the slightest hint of sunshine here today. It was raining when we got up and it looksContinue reading “Head down”

Slowly getting back in the groove

Today’s guest picture comes from that inveterate traveller Bruce.  He looked in on a tea dance at the famous Tower Ballroom in Blackpool but did not venture onto the floor himself.  Doubtless things will be a bit more lurid on 16th November when Strictly comes to town. Finally our spell of mild autumn weather cameContinue reading “Slowly getting back in the groove”

Unexpected visitations

Today’s guest pictures (there are two of them) show that snow was spread from London to Edinburgh today.  They come from our son Tony in Edinburgh and our daughter Annie in London. And to fill up the sandwich, here is Langholm at midday. In the end, we got more snow than either Edinburgh or LondonContinue reading “Unexpected visitations”

Outside and inside

The last of my current set of guest pictures  (hint, hint) is a rather unorthodox setting for a Monteverdi concert that my sister Susan attended. Well, part of my wishes came true today and we had a day of almost uninterrupted sunshine.  Sadly, but predictably, the sunshine came with early frost and it was quiteContinue reading “Outside and inside”

Chalk and cheese

Today’s guest picture from Irving, taken earlier on,  shows the Black Esk reservoir, the source of our drinking water these days. After yesterday’s crisp and sunny weather, we could hardly have had a more different day today.  It was soggy, grey, cloudy and cold… …but there were compensations. It was a winter wonderland.  Or atContinue reading “Chalk and cheese”

A late flash

Today’s guest picture is an owl spotted by Dropscone on his recent visit to Kent.  It was keeping an eye on things near a graveyard. We had another cold, grey and wet morning today with added icy patches so I was very happy to find things to do in the house.  The  ground is stillContinue reading “A late flash”

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”

Only got one pair of hands

In the absence of a genuine guest picture of the day, Mrs Tootlepedal’s current sampler modestly takes the stage to head up today’s post. We had the best day for what seems like months for cycling today.  Temperatures were safely above freezing, winds were light and several rays of sunshine were to be seen.  WhatContinue reading “Only got one pair of hands”

Post early for Christmas

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by her mother, shows Maisie enjoying a healthy breakfast. I am posting this early in the day to avoid the evening internet slowdown.   While Maisie has just enjoyed mid summer day in New Zealand, we have had another miserable, wet and windy day here.  As far as cycling goes,Continue reading “Post early for Christmas”