Singing together apart

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who once again managed to extend her permitted walk as far as Regent’s Park where she found a favourite restful corner to enjoy. It was still grey and drizzly this morning, but the heavy winds of the past two days had eased off a lot and whenContinue reading “Singing together apart”

A pleasant surprise

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my sister Mary.  She went to the Haynes International Motor museum in Yeovil with her friend Venetia, and her eye was caught by this shiny Morris Oxford 6 saloon from 1930. I got up intending to have a quick breakfast and go cycling but like so manyContinue reading “A pleasant surprise”

A drop of the soft stuff

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  It shows the Houses of Parliament which is nominally the seat of our government.  Sadly, we are currently not being governed at all. In a shocking challenge to the established order, it rained today… …but as it only rained for about five minutes and not very hardContinue reading “A drop of the soft stuff”

The calm before the storm

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s sunny visit to Bath. We got up to another grey and miserable morning here although once again it was unseasonably mild. Mrs Tootlepedal is partially recovered but by no means back to full working order.   She is very touched by the good wishes expressed by readersContinue reading “The calm before the storm”

A varied day

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  As well as enjoying the delights of Venice lately, she also sampled a beautiful evening at Clapham Junction before she left for the continent It was another day of variable weather but at least the rain was sporadic rather then persistent which was a relief. I startedContinue reading “A varied day”

A social circle

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who was struck by the elegant simplicity of this device for opening all the windows of a glasshouse near Denholm in one fell swoop. The forecasters tend to look on the gloomy side of things and although we were promised a morning of rain,  thunder and lightning,Continue reading “A social circle”

Messing about with the buttons

Today’s guest picture shows a peacock which was observed by Dropscone on a visit to Leeds Castle in Kent during  his recent holiday. Although there were hints of sunshine offered by the weather forecast for today, they were not forthcoming in actuality and we had a chilly, grey day with a nipping east wind. IContinue reading “Messing about with the buttons”

Hard going

Dropscone did Forth bridges while he was in Edinburgh.  He went over the rail bridge by train, walked back over the mile long road bridge on foot and found time to take this artistic misty picture of the new crossing in between times. We had another fine day today but it was decidedly chilly andContinue reading “Hard going”

The Met Office having a laugh

Today’s guest picture is a second look at the Chew Valley Lake by Venetia.  It shows the surface of the water dotted with what she thinks is a vast quantity of coots. We had one of those days today which are politely described as “changeable” but which might more honestly be described as utterly miserable.Continue reading “The Met Office having a laugh”

Singing in the rain

Today’s guest picture comes from my neighbour Gavin who is on holiday in Jersey.  This is the Corbiere lighthouse. As it was Sunday today, Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in the church choir and I made a lamb stew in the slow cooker.  There had been some sunny moments while I cooked so IContinue reading “Singing in the rain”

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