Foot slogging

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She was visiting the Somerset Rural Life Museum with my Somerset correspondent Venetia not long ago when she came across this very patient horse. It was a beautiful day today with not a cloud in the sky but as it was still below zero after breakfast, thereContinue reading “Foot slogging”

Not doing too much

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Gavin who is over on the east coast on a walking holiday.  He passed this little memento of the war near Craster. Mrs Tootlepedal spent most of the day embroidering in Hawick so I had a quiet day to myself. It was another dry dayContinue reading “Not doing too much”

Not very adventurous

Today’s guest picture shows an elegant little lighthouse at Fleetwood on the Irish Sea coast.  My brother Andrew was visiting the town. After several weeks of good weather, it was very unfortunate that for the weekend of the Muckeltoon Adventure Festival, a feast of mountain biking and trail running today, we should have got aContinue reading “Not very adventurous”

The calm after the storm

In lieu of any new material, I have returned to Venetia’s  trip to Madeira for the guest picture of the day.  Somewhere between the mountains and the sea, she passed through this narrow gap. Being Friday, I had made an arrangement to have coffee and treacle scones with Dropscone.  The forecast for the afternoon wasContinue reading “The calm after the storm”

A bit of a blow

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who went with my sister Susan to visit the refurbished temperate glass house at Kew Gardens.  It was worth the trip. The big question, after a night listening to the wind howling round the house and rain battering at the windows, was would there be anything left?Continue reading “A bit of a blow”

What did I see?

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He was driving past the Silk Mill in Derby and thought that it might be the sort of picture that I would enjoy.  On reflection, I think that he was right. We were promised a cooler, cloudier day today but when we got up, it was asContinue reading “What did I see?”

Farewell to Andrew

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce’s stay in Aberdeenshire.  He visited Lil’ C’s American Diner near Oyne and sent me this picture.  The beer, Doom Bar, had come a long way as it is brewed in Cornwall and Bruce and I had drunk a pint of it ten years ago in a pub in CornwallContinue reading “Farewell to Andrew”

Trying my best

Today’s guest picture come from Venetia’s trip to Toulouse a couple of weeks ago.  She came across this very cheerful lady with a rather macabre exhibit in a local flea market there. Our spell of remarkably fine weather continued with temperatures so far above the seasonal average that we were quite pleased to find themContinue reading “Trying my best”

Bad timing

After yesterday’s guest picture of boating in Birmingham, my brother’s guest picture for today shows navigation in Nottingham. The best plan for today from a cycling point of view would have been to get out for a ride promptly while the wind was fairly light and the day was fair but unfortunately my other planContinue reading “Bad timing”