From feast to famine

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce who remarks that he knew some dogs were given chips but he didn’t realise that they got cheese as well. We had another sunny day here today which was very welcome but it was accompanied by a brisk and chilly wind which made cyclingContinue reading “From feast to famine”


Today’s guest picture is one that my brother cunningly took of himself at Red Tarn above Buttermere in the Lake District on his recent visit there with my elder sisters. He loves to scamper up a mountain if one is available. Today was a marked improvement on the recent windy and wet weather as itContinue reading “Warblepedal”

A welcome arrival

Today’s guest picture is a triumph of technology in one respect at least.  This impressionistic portrait of Matilda was taken by Mrs Tootlepedal on her phone during her visit to Edinburgh today in very poor light.  The technological triumph was in passing it via bluetooth to my phone and then by wire to my computer. Continue reading “A welcome arrival”

Long day, short post

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary’s friend and blog reader Venetia..  She visited the newly opened Steart Marshes, near Bridgwater in Somerset. She tells me that this very sensible scheme is allowing the sea to take over land to create saltmarshes and wetlands, to relieve pressure elsewhere. It has been in the planningContinue reading “Long day, short post”

Let there be light

The guest picture of the day is a sunrise over the Thames captured by my daughter on her phone while walking to work yesterday. Our early morning was not blessed with a cheery sunrise today but as they day went on, the weather got better and better until it got exhausted and burst into tearsContinue reading “Let there be light”

A little activity….(and a lot of birds)

Today’s guest picture, kindly sent by her mother Jennie, shows that Maisie, a previous holder of the World’s Greatest Baby title, is developing other skills in New Zealand. It was a normal Sunday morning here.  Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in the church choir and I prepared a lamb stew for the slow cookerContinue reading “A little activity….(and a lot of birds)”

Lapping it up

Today’s picture is another from my brother’s Singapore stopover and shows the advantage of having artificial trees when it’s dark. I woke up feeling very well this morning which was a bit if a relief after a couple of poor days.  I took things easily in the morning as I didn’t want to push myContinue reading “Lapping it up”