A break with routine

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He tells us that Derby, where he lives, has been covered with helpful notices recently. This is a benchmark for social isolation. We were pleasantly surprised to find that it was neither wet nor windy today. In fact, in the shelter of the garden when the sunContinue reading “A break with routine”

A mournful day

Today’s guest picture goes to show that you should never judge by appearances. My brother Andrew was offered a choice between a vegan sausage roll and this good looking scone. He naturally chose the scone but found when he became more closely acquainted with it, that it was very old and dry. The vegan sausageContinue reading “A mournful day”

Talking to my legs

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin.  He is visiting his son in California where he was impressed to see that every other parking space at his son’s place of work had an electric charging point.. We had an unusual day here today in that it didn’t rain at all.  People were walking roundContinue reading “Talking to my legs”

Discouraging drizzle

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother’s northern tour.  He visited Newcastle-on-Tyne and sent me this picture of a castle.  He doesn’t say if it is the new one or not. It was relatively cool and cloudy when I got up and although it had rained overnight, once again the amount had failed to registerContinue reading “Discouraging drizzle”

Treacle here and there

Today’s guest picture comes from former archive group member Ken.  He very kindly sent me this portrait of an unusual animal which he encountered in Newcastle. We had another warm (22°C at it peak), dry day today but not as hot as poor Mrs Tootlepedal is having to get used to in the deep south.  Continue reading “Treacle here and there”

On the mend

Today’s guest picture comes from a walk on The Edge in Derbyshire which my brother Andrew shared with his walking group….and some cows….and some very nice weather. Our weather improved today but it was still pretty damp in the morning. I didn’t go out to take a flower picture until nearly midday. Oddly, many ofContinue reading “On the mend”

Top and tail

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal.  She found a very prominent fairy ring on her brother’s lawn. Mrs Tootlepedal is still away visiting her mother, whose hundred and first birthday is imminent.  This means that I am having to make up my mind for myself here with no assistance and this is quite wearing. Continue reading “Top and tail”

Langholm’s Great Day

No guest picture today but instead, a picture of my guests; Matilda flanked by her mother and father and outflanked by her granny and grandfather. In the absence of Mrs Tootlepedal, who is still visiting her mother, I was the chief cook and bottle washer of the party and as a result I was notContinue reading “Langholm’s Great Day”

Letting the grass grow under my feet

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s tour with Justin.  They visited Sizergh Castle near Kendal on their way to Langholm. The forecast had suggested that today would be calm, dry and occasionally sunny, a perfect day for mowing grass. Mowing the grass was was tempting but the lack of wind, a very rareContinue reading “Letting the grass grow under my feet”

A ray of metaphorical sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from my son Alistair and shows what Attila the Gardener can do when she visits her granddaughter with a pair of shears in her handbag. We had another grey and generally rainy morning today and I was happy to stay inside and prepare a lamb stew for the slow cooker whileContinue reading “A ray of metaphorical sunshine”

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