A quick check

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce’s Highland Tour.  As well as stunning scenery, he noticed this very curious gate. As it happens, Dropscone is exactly half a year older than me to the day so to celebrate my arrival at the same age as he is, he brought round some of his traditional treacle sconesContinue reading “A quick check”

Missing market

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s Irish adventure and shows one of the more exciting roads that the party drove over on their outings. We were in a state of deja vu today as the scene outside the window when we woke up was still snowy, the temperature was still around freezing and the skiesContinue reading “Missing market”

Rising above it

Today’s guest picture comes from my ex-colleague Ada.  She has been enjoying the sun in Tenerife and sent me this picture to torment me as we watched the snow come down here. Here is the contrasting view from our bedroom window this morning. And it kept on snowing for some time… …leading to some poorContinue reading “Rising above it”

No comfort at all

Today’s guest picture is a Paddington Basin sunset captured by my sister Mary.  I don’t usually go for sunsets but this is a cracker. We had another even colder day today, without the benefit of any added sunshine. Thanks to a very slowly dripping but unnoticed tap in the guest bathroom, it was cold enoughContinue reading “No comfort at all”

Going nuts

Today’s guest picture from Bruce got a little closer to the horse in the field.  There turned out to be two of them. The forecast was right and we had another sunny day but it was even colder than yesterday and struggled to get above 3°C all day. Mrs Tootlepedal and I gave up anyContinue reading “Going nuts”

A good decision

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother’s recent peregrinations.  He passed the south door of York Minster on his travels. I was slightly annoyed to find that I was no better when I woke up this morning.  If anything, I was a little worse.  My throat was better and I had stopped sounding like aContinue reading “A good decision”

That’s more like it

Today’s guest picture comes from my flute pupil Luke’s mother.  They were having a family day out in Durham before the start of the new school term and found the cathedral looking at its best in the sunshine. I had a Utopian plan for the day which involved getting up early and being out onContinue reading “That’s more like it”

A floral feast

Today’s ‘London Trip’ photograph is a peek into the Pullman coach which featured in yesterday’s post. Owing to a miscalculation there are far too many pictures in today’s post but having processed them all, I am too lazy to decide which ones to cut out so they are all here. For the busy reader hereContinue reading “A floral feast”

Ending on a high

Today’s guest picture is another from the treasure trove of lovely pictures that my sister Mary took on her Lake District holiday.  This one was taken while she was having elevenses in Grange. I have gone well over my self imposed picture limit today for which I apologise as I realise that readers are busy people withContinue reading “Ending on a high”

A song and a smile

Today’s guest picture from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia, shows what is going on on the street….or to be more accurate, a sunset in the churchyard in the village of Street in Somerset. I felt rather weedy in the morning with very little get up and go in evidence and as a result when Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “A song and a smile”