Singing in the sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce who must be on holiday in the West Highlands as he sent me this picture of Eilean Donan Castle taken earlier this evening as the light faded. We had plenty of light here today with a lot of sunshine and and only the odd speck of rain.Continue reading “Singing in the sunshine”

A slow start but a better finish

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone and reveals that the path in yesterday’s guest picture did indeed lead to a lighthouse, though the lighthouse is rather unusual.  It is opposite the port of Port Ellen next to Carraig Fhada at Kilnaughton Bay. The lighthouse was commissioned in 1832 by Walter Frederick Campbell in memory ofContinue reading “A slow start but a better finish”

Action and pictures

Today’s guest picture is another from a splendid set that my brother sent me after his visit to Shugborough Hall near Stafford a week ago. We awoke to find it was still raining after a night of rain and a check on the scientific rain gauge showed two centimetres had fallen.  This is a fairContinue reading “Action and pictures”

Going, going, going and finally gone

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by my son Tony, is a slightly fuzzy snapshot of members of his family enjoying the rock pools at East Wemyss.  They seem to be settling in well. I did some settling in myself today.  I got up, had breakfast and then settled back in bed for a snooze. Continue reading “Going, going, going and finally gone”

Hooray

The guest picture of the day is another from my brother’s northern tour.  This is the grand house which has the cafe with the interesting teapot beside it.  It is Beningbrough Hall, near York. The main business of the day was to go to Carlisle in the afternoon and collect Mrs Tootlepedal from her trainContinue reading “Hooray”

Tootlepedals to the rescue

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s visit to Fleetwood.  The port for the town is on the south side of the river Wyre estuary and can be reached by the ferry which can be seen in his picture. It was the longest day today and the weather was fine and frequently sunny soContinue reading “Tootlepedals to the rescue”

Another day out

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who was surprised to be shouted at by a dinosaur at Kings Cross station. I had an appointment at the new Dumfries Infirmary for a chest x-ray in the morning so we decided to make a day out of it and Mrs Tootlepedal came across with me. Continue reading “Another day out”

Long time no sea

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He is visiting Hull and met these Roman bakers. We had another sunny day today although it was markedly cooler in the morning, thanks perhaps to the north wind. The fine weather persuaded Mrs Tootlepedal that a cycle outing would be a good idea and after someContinue reading “Long time no sea”

That’s more like it

Today’s guest picture comes from my flute pupil Luke’s mother.  They were having a family day out in Durham before the start of the new school term and found the cathedral looking at its best in the sunshine. I had a Utopian plan for the day which involved getting up early and being out onContinue reading “That’s more like it”

Keeping busy

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who started a journey north by going to Kentish Town Station where she was quite surprised to find a garden on the platform. We had a better day today with just a hint of warmth, although no one would have called a high summer day. I hadContinue reading “Keeping busy”