Getting the picture

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia’s visit to the low countries.  She found herself on a very straight section of an Amsterdam canal where one can see seven bridges in a row….if one has very good eyesight. It was a still and misty morning when we got up, and when I went to put theContinue reading “Getting the picture”

Thrashed again

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, who is on a choir visit to the Netherlands.  In between singing , they were taken to see a parachute drop, part of the 75th anniversary Operation Market Garden commemorations in this area of The Netherlands. Our dry weather continued  today but it was rather misty when Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Thrashed again”

Making hay while the sun shone

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He cycled from Derby to Belper (about 10 miles) to enjoy this slice of joy in the book cafe there.  Then he cycled home again. We had a generally sunny day today and I tried to make the best of it. I started off by putting aContinue reading “Making hay while the sun shone”

Better

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to the Haynes International Motor Museum.  This is a 1949 Jaguar 3.5 litre saloon and very nice too.  They keep the exhibits very well polished. The day started much as yesterday had finished, windy and grey. I wisely spent so much time over breakfast that by theContinue reading “Better”

Plum crazy

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who visited a Book Cafe but found that reading one of their books might be tricky.  He tells me that he didn’t bolt his coffee and cake though. This morning couldn’t have offered a greater contrast to yesterday’s summer weather.  The clouds were clamped down on theContinue reading “Plum crazy”

To the hills, to the hills!

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who has been visiting the Lake District where she enjoyed one of Ruskin’s favourites, the view of Derwentwater from Friar’s Crag. After our spell of cool changeable weather, we got back to a hot summer day today and I hardly like to say this, but it wasContinue reading “To the hills, to the hills!”

The key to success

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  He gets up very early to walk his dogs before going to work and thus can take pictures like this with his phone. We had yet another day of intermittent showers, some very heavy and almost all quite short.  The shortest lasted about a minute but wasContinue reading “The key to success”

Brightening up

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s visit to Kew Gardens.  As well as the glass sculptures, she met this imposing dragon. The rain stopped on cue over night and we woke up to a calm and sunny day with the dam looking as though butter wouldn’t melt in its mouth.  All theContinue reading “Brightening up”

Making music

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary and shows one of the glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly at Kew gardens. (This is the second of his glass sculptures to appear in the blog as Mary Jo from Manitoba sent me another when she was on her London visit earlier in the  year.) As hasContinue reading “Making music”

Charging about

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  She took our new granddaughter, Evelyn Rose to the allotment in her ‘travel system’ or push chair as it used to be called.  Annie hasn’t been able to work on the allotment recently for obvious reasons but she was pleased to find her dahlias thriving on benignContinue reading “Charging about”