Barking mad

Today’s guest picture shows that it must have been raining quite a bit in Derbyshire. This is the Markeaton Stream in spate, captured by my brother Andrew today. It did rain here too today, but only very gently and only now and again. Mostly it was just moist, dull and chilly. We cycled to churchContinue reading “Barking mad”

Sticking to the road

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She left Somerset recently for long enough to visit the smallest town in Britain (allegedly) Llanwrtyd Wells in Breconshire. There she saw this fine bridge over the River Irfon. Llanwrtyd Wells is the home of the world bog snorkelling championships. Although it was only just aboveContinue reading “Sticking to the road”

A more gentle stroll

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline in Southsea. She came across a very fine floral hedge on her outing today. We enjoyed another blue sky day here, but once again it was chilly. It was below freezing when we got up, and though it did rise to a heady five degrees around noon,Continue reading “A more gentle stroll”

Off we go again

Today’s guest picture comes from our younger son Al. He took a picture this morning to show that the sun also shines on the south side of the Firth of Forth and not just in East Wemyss. (For lovers of the Proclaimers’ music this is actual Sunshine on Leith.) We had two glimpses of sunshineContinue reading “Off we go again”

Testing the new gloves

Today’s guest picture is another much needed sunny scene from Muriwai Beach in NZ, courtesy of Stephen. It looks particularly lovely after another grey day here. It was a degree or two warmer here today, but just as grey. Indeed, the light was so poor that I didn’t waste a lot of time looking atContinue reading “Testing the new gloves”

A brief note

Today’s guest picture is a calm seaside view from Portsmouth taken by my sister Caroline. Today’s post is just a brief note to say that Mrs Tootlepedal and I had an enjoyable if quiet Christmas day, with excellent food, a short walk, and digital encounters with our granddaughters. There was a moment when we hailedContinue reading “A brief note”

Less grey

Today’s guest picture come from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He correctly divined that I would appreciate a colourful offering. We had a less grey day today, though it wasn’t much warmer. The better light deceived Dropscone who cycled round for coffee and scones. By the time that he got here, he was wishing that heContinue reading “Less grey”

Greyer yet and greyer

Today’s guest picture shows that the greyness was nationwide. My sister Mary had this view over London when she went for her walk today. The weather surpassed itself here today by producing the greyest day yet. It was a little warmer though, and not very windy at all so it could have been worse. AllContinue reading “Greyer yet and greyer”

Short day, short post

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found this job lot of mini Santas in a basket on his shopping trip today. He resisted the temptation to buy one. Andrew’s Santas were the only glimpse of colour that we got all day, as it was an even greyer day here than yesterday. ItContinue reading “Short day, short post”

A little pedal at last

Just to show that the sun doesn’t always shine on my relatives, today’s guest picture from my brother Andrew shows that he had gloomy day in the midlands yesterday while we were enjoying our sunshine. To even things out, we had a very gloomy day here today, but at least it wasn’t freezing. I wasContinue reading “A little pedal at last”