Going clubbing

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent and shows her children clearly enjoying a visit to Cragside. I had to put on my waterproof trousers and pick up my largest and stoutest umbrella to walk up to the Day Centre after breakfast  to collect a key for a meeting in the evening. Dropscone andContinue reading “Going clubbing”

Ever increasing circles

Today’s guest picture shows a most unusual gardener who was at work in Regent’s Park as my sister Mary walked by. My day started with double fun at the health centre where a novice vampire took a little blood from me and a kindly lady stabbed me in the shoulder.  With my blood test completeContinue reading “Ever increasing circles”

Spring fall

Today’s guest picture, from the camera of my brother Andrew, is another of the canals of Amsterdam. I notice when reading other blogs that some posters like to commence their thoughts with an apposite quote.  Although this is usually a cut above my cultural level, I do have a couple of quotes suitable for today:Continue reading “Spring fall”

I do look a day older

Today’s guest picture was taken by Mrs Tootlepedal who had accompanied me on a birthday walk to the top of Warbla. It was my birthday today and it was celebrated in traditional style with a single candle in the middle of my plate of porridge and a small gift of bird seed from my daughter. Continue reading “I do look a day older”

A little ray of sunshine

Today’s picture, taken by my brother on a cycle ride near Banbury recently, shows that we are not the only people with  puddles. Today it was Christmas.  All day.  Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in church in the middle of preparing a a feast suitable for vegetarians and meat eaters alike.  The rest ofContinue reading “A little ray of sunshine”

Mist opportunity

Today’s picture shows the setting sun seen through the McDiarmid Memorial, an unaccustomed outbreak of arty shooting for me. It was another sunny morning but even colder than recently and with the temperature hovering just over zero there was no chance that I was going to venture out on a bicycle.  Even if I couldContinue reading “Mist opportunity”

Slow train

Today’s picture from the phone of Mrs Tootlepedal’s nephew Julian, shows his wife Emma in a familiar pose a couple of weeks ago in front of a famous building. It was a chilly but calm morning after the wind and rain of yesterday and Dropscone duly turned up ready for the morning run.  Paddockhole wasContinue reading “Slow train”

Flaming June

Today’s picture is the moon when I went to bed last night. In spite of the very clear night, it wasn’t too cold when we woke up and our visiting cyclist was able to look forward to a kinder day in the saddle than yesterday.  It was even nice enough for me to get outContinue reading “Flaming June”

Fenced in

Today’s picture is of  gondolas on a cable car ride to the Heights of Abraham at Matlock in Derbyshire, recently visited by my brother.  He walked up. It had the cheek to rain today but it didn’t dare to do it a lot and Mrs Tootlepedal was able to get on with the chief businessContinue reading “Fenced in”