Another song cycle day

Today’s guest post was sent to me by Sandy.  He is on holiday somewhere and I don’t think it is North Berwick.  I am looking forward to finding out all about it when he gets home. It was calm and nearly warm today so after a leisurely breakfast and a read of the newspapers whichContinue reading “Another song cycle day”

Winded

I have kindly been sent a lot of guest pictures lately and I am working through them so I apologise to those whose great images have fallen through the sieve of time.  Today’s effort is from our younger son and shows his washing line on a typical recent day. We had another grey day todayContinue reading “Winded”

A poor effort

Today’s guest picture comes from my Highland correspondent Jenni.  She went even further north from Inverness for a cruise and found herself in Alaskan waters. We had an uncharacteristically dull day here both as far as the weather went and my level of activity.  Mrs Tootlepedal was up and at it early with a tripContinue reading “A poor effort”

On and off

There are two guest pictures from Clare today which show why Matilda was so cheerful yesterday.  She went on a boat trip round the Bass Rock with her aunt and cousin…… …and saw lots of gannets. (This one was taken by Clare with her phone while holding Matilda in a rocking boat.  That takes greatContinue reading “On and off”

Back again

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who met this nose diving elephant at a Regent’s Park art fair. Unfortunately, it was another fine day today.  I say unfortunately because my back was still giving me trouble and I had to waste it by doing nothing more energetic than wandering about the garden andContinue reading “Back again”

Birds, bugs, a bike and a box

Today’s dramatic guest picture comes from my friend Sue who is on holiday in Greece.  She visited the island of Hydra, just off the coast of the Peloponnese. We had a not dissimilar day here today, the difference being about 10°C as it was decidedly autumnal in temperature in Langholm.  I heard on the radioContinue reading “Birds, bugs, a bike and a box”

The song starts again

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who, while on a motorised meander round the borders, came upon an unusual road sign near Hobkirk. The day started off rather gloomily as far as the weather went but improved hour by hour as it went on. I should have made better use of it thanContinue reading “The song starts again”

Sandy’s cup runneth over

Today was another very grey day here so I looked back for a sunny picture from my sister Mary’s portfolio to brighten things up by way of the guest picture of the day.  It shows the Victoria and Albert Museum with a paddling pool. The forecast was very gloomy for the day but when SandyContinue reading “Sandy’s cup runneth over”

In training

Today’s guest pictures were sent to me by Langholm exile Tom and show that the South Africans are just as good at spoiling beautiful scenery with power lines as we are. We enjoyed the last day of our good weather today and I had a busy but uneventful time. It started when Sandy came roundContinue reading “In training”

Not drowning but waving my arms about

Today’s guest picture shows Mrs Tootlepedal’s nephew Julian near the summit of the famous Alpe d’Huez.  He was taking part in the second year of a stupendous fund raising cycle event with family and friends which has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for a cancer charity over the past two years.  The amount ofContinue reading “Not drowning but waving my arms about”