Rattling around

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce’s trip to Sweden and shows the Stockholm’s Gröna Lund amusement park as seen from the water.  With my head for heights, there would be little amusement there for me. We had another fine and sunny day today with light winds, just perfect for cycling.  The day had been providedContinue reading “Rattling around”

All clear

Today’s guest picture shows an art installation by Christo in Hyde Park in London.  My sister Mary saw it and tells me that it is made up of 7,506 barrels.  I can see that it is really big but whether it is good art, I cannot tell. Our new spell of fine weather continued todayContinue reading “All clear”

Up hill and down dale

Today’s guest picture is a second helping of vegetables from our daughter’s allotment.  She is obviously doing a good job there.  Mrs Tootlepedal is very envious of the beetroot. I didn’t have very much time to look at our veg today as it seemed to start to rain as soon as I went out intoContinue reading “Up hill and down dale”

A welcome forecasting error

Today’s guest picture shows a very nice bridge that my sister Mary met in the Lake District last week.  You can see Lancrigg Hotel in the background.  She tells me that Wordsworth used to sit and write poetry there. After our brief burst of unseasonably warm and sunny weather, we were promised a day of continualContinue reading “A welcome forecasting error”

A purposeful day

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Flamborough Head last month.  He was hoping to see many puffins but they were few and far between.  He did see this one standing rather implausibly on a very steep cliff face. I had several plans for the day and most of them required someContinue reading “A purposeful day”

A sonata sort of day

Today’s guest picture shows Queen Mary’s garden in Regents Park in London.  My sister Mary was passing through last week. My day was divided into three movements, Adagio, Moderato and Lento. The morning was very adagio indeed and the casual observer might have had quite a lot of difficulty in telling whether I was asleepContinue reading “A sonata sort of day”

Working

Today’s guest picture was sent to me yesterday by Mike Tinker but was taken by him  in New Zealand in March.  It shows a Protea which he saw there.  This is a bit odd as it is a native of South Africa.  Perhaps it was on holiday too. We were a bit discombobulated today asContinue reading “Working”

A wild ride

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone and shows just how idyllic playing golf on the east coast of Scotland can be….if you choose the right day. It was raining after breakfast so I postponed a planned pedal and this was a blessing in disguise as it enabled me to enjoy some of Dropscone’s excellent treacleContinue reading “A wild ride”

Concerted action

Today’s guest picture was taken on a sunny evening in Spain by my neighbour Liz, who was on holiday there last month. We were back to the fine warm weather here again today and I managed to get out on my fairly speedy bike before it got too hot.  It was not as early asContinue reading “Concerted action”