Garden party

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who if it had not been for the virus would have been visiting us this month. She has a fine crop of daisies in her garden. The temperature warmed up a bit today and thanks to the slight relaxation of the lockdown, we were able toContinue reading “Garden party”

A lot more rain and a welcome return

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by our son Tony just to prove that as well as having almost perpetual sunshine, they get milk delivered in bottles in East Wemyss. We got more rain here, rain overnight and rain in the morning.  I walked round to the shop in the rain and then lookedContinue reading “A lot more rain and a welcome return”

It’s Christmas day

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce.  His terrier sums up precisely that  evening feeling on Christmas day. Many readers kindly wished that Mrs Tootlepedal and I should have a happy Christmas and their wishes must carry great force, because we did. For a start, the sun shone properly for the first time forContinue reading “It’s Christmas day”

I have learned my lesson

Mary Jo from Manitoba has answered my request for guest pictures and has sent me one not from Manitoba but from London.  It shows Abney Park in Stoke Newington, one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ garden cemeteries of London.  It is a woodland memorial park and a local nature reserve. It was another chilly day hereContinue reading “I have learned my lesson”

Dogged determination

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce.  Not long ago he was in Glasgow where he was very impressed by the Doulton Fountain, the largest ceramic fountain ever built.  It was one of the most popular attractions at the 1888 International Exhibition in Kelvingrove Park. It was raining heavily when we woke up, butContinue reading “Dogged determination”

A little bit of everything

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony’s Highland jaunt.  They went on a boat trip and saw eagles fishing.  He took this picture with his phone. We had a better day today.  I managed to get up and stay up and Mrs Tootlepedal’s cold was much improved. She had another very busy day inContinue reading “A little bit of everything”

Gentle therapy

Today’s guest picture comes from our friends Mike and Alison.  They are on holiday on the shore of Loch Feochan in Argyll and this is the view from their front window.  They have chosen a good week for their trip. We had a day of perfect weather here too, although there was still some winterContinue reading “Gentle therapy”

Unstressed

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my brother.  He took while he was waiting for a few stragglers to catch up at the end of a recent group walk.  As they had been going for nine miles, I am not surprised that there was a bit of straggling. It will be a bitContinue reading “Unstressed”

The perils of procrastination

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair and is a result of a recent visit to Edinburgh zoo where Matilda paid close attention to feeding a parrot. In the morning, we entertained Sandy to a cup of coffee and got an update on the state of his walking.  He is suffering a lot moreContinue reading “The perils of procrastination”

Calm

Today’s guest picture from my brother Andrew shows the Christmas skating rink in Derby.  These seasonal rinks have become very popular and we passed one in Edinburgh on Thursday.  I would think that skating on a wet day like this would encourage the skaters to stay upright at all costs. It was calm and mistyContinue reading “Calm”