Increasing our range

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. It shows the seals who arrived the day after we left. We had a better day than the forecast suggested. It was grey, but it was calm and pleasantly warm for the time of year at 55°F/13°C after breakfast. I went up to theContinue reading “Increasing our range”

Up on the moor, down at the river

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s oldest son who now lives in Devon. He took this picture of people taking dressing up very seriously at a local festival. We had a day that started out wet and grey, and continued in that vein until the evening, when it brightened up just late enough to beContinue reading “Up on the moor, down at the river”

Safely home

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony’s partner Marianne. It shows the Tootlepedals and Tony on the harbour wall at Pittenweem yesterday. Tony is highly amused as he is taking a picture of Marianne taking a picture of us. Tony is recovering from an operation on his wrist, and as a result he wasContinue reading “Safely home”

A change in the weather

Today’s guest picture comes from my Canonbie friend Simon. He is working at the Belfry golf course at the moment, and sent me this pleasant view of a place where you definitely don’t want to put your golf ball. After another chilly night, we woke to another dry day here. It was cloudier than recentContinue reading “A change in the weather”

Two pedals and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. As the azaleas in our garden are not out yet, she kindly sent me this stunning display from Kenwood House. After more overnight frost, we enjoyed a bright and sunny day here, with very little wind. Mrs Tootlepedal was busy in the morning, so I went upContinue reading “Two pedals and a tootle”

Not a dull moment

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She was greatly cheered up by meeting this colourful cow yesterday. We had another cool, dry and occasionally sunny day here today. It had been below freezing overnight and was only 3°C when I got up. It soon warmed up a bit, and it was 6° whenContinue reading “Not a dull moment”

Push and pull

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s niece Hilary. She rode the 130km route in the ‘Dirty Reiver’, a gravel bike event at Kielder. I take my hat off to her. We woke to another dry, fairly calm, rather chilly, and occasionally sunny day here. When the sun was out, it felt warm, but when theContinue reading “Push and pull”

Wounded by wind

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul who is visiting Cumbria again. It shows the “Tufa house”at Holehird Gardens near Windermere, run by the Lakeland Horticultural Society. He is thinking of volunteering with them. We had another dry, cool and windy day here today, and I was in no rush to be upContinue reading “Wounded by wind”

Settling down

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline in Southsea. It goes to show that we don’t have a monopoly on elegant tulips here. Today was all about settling back into routine life at home after the excitements of visiting family in the south. We managed pretty well. After breakfast, the newspapers, and the crossword,Continue reading “Settling down”

Scaling the heights

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. As it was his daughter Matilda’s birthday today, he and she made a special cake. We had another sunny day here today as our spell of good weather continued. A good day was further brightened when Dropscone arrived for coffee. His scones were as good as ever.Continue reading “Scaling the heights”