Home again

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He has noticed a subtle change in our post vans over the last month. After an early (by our standards) breakfast, we waved goodbye to our daughter and granddaughter, caught the tube from Stockwell to Euston, found our comfortable seats on the train to Carlisle, and proceededContinue reading “Home again”

A fine memorial

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She came up from Portsmouth to meet my other two sisters on the south bank of the Thames for coffee, a catchup and a meal. She took a picture of Waterloo Bridge on her way to meet them. We had to get up and organised quite promptlyContinue reading “A fine memorial”

Push back

Today’s guest picture is a lovely view over the lake at Melbourne in Derbyshire taken by my brother Andrew. He tells us that he was visiting the big house there as the owner is currently on holiday in Scotland and has allowed the hoi polloi to have a nose round while he is away. WeContinue reading “Push back”

A tour and afternoon tea

Today’s guest picture comes from ex Archive Group member Ken. He thoughtfully sent me this picture of a duck and twelve ducklings on the River Wansbeck at Morpeth. We went back to having a colder morning here, but luckily we were not up with the lark, and it was quite warm by the time weContinue reading “A tour and afternoon tea”

Eunice is (quite) nice to us

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. Yesterday she went to visit my Somerset correspondent Venetia, an old friend of hers, and was taken to visit Wells. She took this picture there. It is Vicars’ Close, which is claimed to be the oldest purely residential street with original buildings surviving intact in Europe. Overnight,Continue reading “Eunice is (quite) nice to us”

A mixed day

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She popped out to check the time on her local clock tower as the sun went down. She tells me that the clock was showing the wrong time. We had a very mixed day here. The weather was variable to say the least, at times sunny .Continue reading “A mixed day”

Back home

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He has been on a short holiday where among other things, he enjoyed the sight of this church perched on the very edge of Rutland Water. As we made our way back from Marlow to Langholm, we had a journey of many parts today. We started byContinue reading “Back home”

Short and sweet

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found a big football supporter in Nottingham. We had another fine summer day here today. On these hot days, Mrs Tootlepedal’s plan is to be busy in the garden in the morning, and relax in the afternoon. I take the opposite view, and take the morningContinue reading “Short and sweet”

Real cycling

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who celebrated his fiftieth birthday by taking his dogs for a swim. After a night of rain, we woke to slightly higher temperatures here, and it stayed comfortably above freezing all day. There wasn’t a trace of snow and ice in the garden and as the hillsContinue reading “Real cycling”

Somewhere under the rainbow

Today’s guest picture shows that Tony’s yesterday morning’s snow in East Wemyss didn’t last very long. By the afternoon it had all been washed away by rain. We got a much better day here than yesterday and we were duly grateful. Even so, in spite of some sunshine, I didn’t rush out because it wasContinue reading “Somewhere under the rainbow”