Sunshine and seaside

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was sitting outside a cafe beside the Thames yesterday when she got an unexpected treat. We got an unusual treat here today in the shape of a sunny day. To add to the pleasure of the day, it wasn’t even very cold in the morning, whichContinue reading “Sunshine and seaside”

On the edge

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew who takes a lot of good photographs on his walks. This shows the Derby Museum of Making on a peaceful day last week. After a very windy day yesterday, we had a pleasantly calm day today. It was chilly but dry as I walked over theContinue reading “On the edge”

A pin drop

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. A few days ago, he was walking round the path on the Castleholm created when Ty Pennington came to Langholm some years ago. After several days suffering from the effects of Atlantic low pressure, our weather took a turn for the better today when a small ridgeContinue reading “A pin drop”

Watch the birdie

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul who is visiting the lake District again. He spotted a lake. We had another cold night here but, once again, the temperature stayed just high enough to avoid any great damage to the garden and I was able to trim the front hedge in pleasant sunshineContinue reading “Watch the birdie”

Tea and cake at the abbey

Today’s guest picture is an intriguing notice spotted by my Lancashire correspondent Paul while he was in the Lake District. We had a very pleasant day here today, warm but not too hot, cloudy at the start but sunnier as the day went on, and with a very light wind. It was a day madeContinue reading “Tea and cake at the abbey”

Testing the battery

Today guest picture comes from our younger son Alistair. He is on the west coast of Scotland at the moment and finds that the sun shines there too. The sun shone here all day. After breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal went up to help staff a stall which the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve was running at theContinue reading “Testing the battery”

Acting my age

Today’s guest picture comes from our younger son Alistair. It shows a loaf made to their own ad hoc recipe by his wife and daughter, Clare and Matilda. He tells me that it tasted as good as it looks. I also made a loaf of bread today, but as it required the use of ourContinue reading “Acting my age”

A pedal but no tootle

Today’s guest picture shows the sunny shore at East Wemyss this afternoon, with another example of the sort of weather that our older son Tony has to put up with all the time. We had a sunny day in Langholm too, but as it came with sub zero temperatures at breakfast time, we had toContinue reading “A pedal but no tootle”

Hitting the heights and down in the dumps

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s recent walk. She came across this old lime kiln. Today was a marked contrast to yesterday. As a result, there are too many pictures in today’s post for which I apologise, but I got carried away by a glimpse of the sun and the chance to get outside.Continue reading “Hitting the heights and down in the dumps”

Going somewhere

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce and shows people having a row in Lossiemouth Harbour in the north east of Scotland. The optimistic forecast for better weather today proved to be quite correct, and we woke up to blue skies and bright sunshine. Life is rarely quite perfect though, and a temperature ofContinue reading “Going somewhere”