Bad timing

Today’s guest picture shows the fine town hall of Wigtown.  Gavin was visiting the town and the fact that he is a keen green bowler might explain why he was so impressed by this view. I had a very quiet day today, partly on purpose and partly by accident.  I was on relief Moorland ProjectContinue reading “Bad timing”

Dodging the showers

Today’s guest picture shows the Mermaid in Rye.  The picture was taken by my sister on a recent visit to this ancient town on the south coast of England.  It must be one of the prettiest inns in the country. We had another chilly and windy day with alternating sunshine and showers.  I found aContinue reading “Dodging the showers”

Brief report

Today’s guest picture was taken by Dropscone when he was at the seaside at Dunbar for the recent Scottish Boys Golf Championship (where he was an official, not a boy). It was back to being pretty chilly and very windy today but at least it was sunny, which both the flowers… …and the few visitingContinue reading “Brief report”

It’s a matter of a pinion

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my son Anthony.  It shows his dogs scampering about on Portobello beach on the shores of the Firth of Forth.  The dog on the left must have been going a lot faster than the dog on the middle to be so out of focus. After a nightContinue reading “It’s a matter of a pinion”

A good hiding

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend, the clarinet playing gardener Liz and shows a fine scarlet elf cup which she met while walking the dog, I started the day by making a lamb stew for the slow cooker while Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in the church choir.  I use the slow cookerContinue reading “A good hiding”

Twotlepedal

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my daughter, Annie and shows the sort of dull birds you get in your garden if you live in the middle of an enormous city.  (I am envious.) We had another dry and cloudy day today with the thermometer at a measly three degrees C at breakfastContinue reading “Twotlepedal”

Making the best of it

Today’s guest picture is another cheerful  contrast from San Jose to our gloomy weather.  It was sent by Gavin and shows his granddaughter and a friend in a neighbour’s lovely garden.  The drawback is that he was told that it can cost up to $200 a month to water the garden in the summer months.Continue reading “Making the best of it”

Peering about in the gloom

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce.  He and his wife have been for a lunch at Gretna, which is on the border between England and Scotland.  As a service to their customers, the eating house of their choice shows the time on both sides of the border. After a wildContinue reading “Peering about in the gloom”

Hardly a quiet moment

Today’s guest picture shows some colourful ducks and ducklings (or perhaps geese, I can’t tell) which my sister Mary met in Regents Park. It was a day of meteorological contrasts with spells of sunshine mixed with fierce showers with the whole day overlaid with a very brisk and chilly wind. I managed to find aContinue reading “Hardly a quiet moment”

Two excursions and a night out

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent who visited a LEGO exhibition where she saw this magnificent if highly coloured model of St Pancras.  Rather strangely, it was in the  Woodhorn colliery museum. We started the day off here with a visit to the Moorland Feeders as I am a relief feeder filler forContinue reading “Two excursions and a night out”