Another autumnal walk

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It shows a loaf of bread which he baked in his air fryer today. It is a versatile machine. We had another very grey day here today, but once again with mild temperatures for the time of year. We found plenty to do in the way ofContinue reading “Another autumnal walk”

Setting a good example

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She looked across the River Thames as she came out of a Cezanne exhibition today. It was an unpleasantly windy and often wet day here today, so it was lucky that my recorder playing friend Sue came to visit us this morning and add a little gaietyContinue reading “Setting a good example”

Better than expected

Today’s guest picture comes from our younger son Alistair. He lives on the opposite side of the Firth of Forth to Tony. He was down at the beach last week. There seemed to be a cloud over Fife. We woke to a very gloomy morning here, with steady rain and gusty winds. The forecast hadContinue reading “Better than expected”

Flat out

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It shows a dawn dog on the eternally sunny East Wemyss shore. It was three hours later before I got up after a good night’s sleep. I had to go to the health centre for a routine visit after breakfast, and I said to Mrs Tootlepedal asContinue reading “Flat out”

Intolerable

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal. She put our trail camera out last night and captured a welcome visitor. I had every intention of going for a bike ride today, but I was defeated by the thermometer. By the time that Sandy and Margaret had come round for coffee, the temperature had already risenContinue reading “Intolerable”

Wrecked by a siren call

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She passed this striking passion flower in a front garden on her walk today. Reliable information tells me that there was a brilliantly sunny dawn here today, but by the time that I got up, it was grey and cloudy. After breakfast and the crossword, I walkedContinue reading “Wrecked by a siren call”

Another opportunity taken

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was able to enjoy a fine sunset out of her back window in London this evening. We had another grey and miserable morning here, with very low cloud and a lot of drizzle. I was very happy to while away my time on a crossword, coffeeContinue reading “Another opportunity taken”

Free at last

Today’s guest picture come from my Welsh correspondent Keiron who knows that I like a tree. We woke to some rather disappointing rain which took its time before it passed over, but it had brightened up by the time that we had had coffee and I looked out to see if there were any birdsContinue reading “Free at last”

Another fine day

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew in Derby. He spotted a local heron having a day on the tiles. We could hardly believe our luck here when we had a second dry day in succession. We made good use of it. Mrs Tootlepedal drove up to the Langholm Moor, where she and otherContinue reading “Another fine day”

Lightly spotted

Today’s guest picture is a very painterly photograph of a nesting swan on a canal taken by my Welsh correspondent Keiron on his way to work today. There was a theoretical chance of rain today but once again we had a sunny morning and the street socially distanced coffee group (fortified by date rolls)  wasContinue reading “Lightly spotted”