What a bore

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by our friend Gavin.  Last week when we were enjoying wet and grey conditions here, he was over on the east coast basking in the sun on Tynemouth beach, a mere 80 miles away.   But it was chilly there too in the brisk wind in spite of theContinue reading “What a bore”

Plain sailing

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony, who took this view of the old and the new Forth road bridges.  The new one, in the background, opens at the end of this month. Thanks to our visitors we had a untypical breakfast today as the vote went for bacon and egg baps insteadContinue reading “Plain sailing”

Another song cycle

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my sister Mary, who was on the Unite for Europe March yesterday (as was my sister Susan).  It was rather mentally dislocating to see this peaceful and sunny picture after the recent events nearby. We had our third consecutive day of beautiful weather here and we areContinue reading “Another song cycle”

What a difference a day makes

Today’s guest picture shows a work of art outside the Royal Academy that caught my sister Mary’s eye.  I used to make shapes like that with the children at school. Mrs Tootlepedal went off to Edinburgh to visit Matilda, TWGSP, but was unable to produce a photographic record of the trip as Matilda was sufferingContinue reading “What a difference a day makes”

Mrs Tootlepedal is out to lunch

Today’s guest picture, taken by my sister Mary a few days ago, shows a bed of tulips in St James’ Park, London and it just goes to show that however many lovely tulips Mrs Tootlepedal has in her garden, the Queen can afford more.  A lot more. The weather continues to behave very well forContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal is out to lunch”