A bit of bad timing

Today’s guest post comes from my brother’s latest group walk.  They covered eight miles with enough climbing to offer some fine views like this one over the village of Crich. It was another day of frequent heavy rain showers and brisk winds here, and we chickened out and drove the few hundred yards to theContinue reading “A bit of bad timing”

Rained in

Today’s appropriate guest picture comes from my brother Andrew, who came across this ‘brolly art’ on a visit to Banbury. Mrs Tootlepedal bought some sunflower seed this year which promised low growing multi stemmed flowers.  There was obviously a ringer in the packet though, as one plant is about nine foot high…. …and can onlyContinue reading “Rained in”

A dull day in every way

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He took refuge from some foul weather by visiting the museum in Derby where he came across a fine representation of Athenian democracy crafted out of LEGO. After yesterday’s excitement, we were hoping for a less interesting day today and as far as the weather went, weContinue reading “A dull day in every way”

Interesting times

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce.  His son has got a scientific rain gauge and it had plenty of rain to measure this morning. There had been rain overnight and it was still raining hard after breakfast so I went down to the river to see what was what. It was a greyContinue reading “Interesting times”

Catching the moment

Today’s guest picture is another from the camera club visit to Beamish late last month.  Peter took this charming shot. There was heavy rain overnight but the garden seemed strangely dry when we went out for a look.  Some strong winds had done damage though, and Mrs Tootlepedal had a good deal of propping upContinue reading “Catching the moment”

More blooming bluebells

Today’s guest picture is a second from Bruce’s recent visit to the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.  I make no apologies, I love steam engines.  This one was built in 1896 and is a lot older than me. We had yet another lovely day here with more wall to wall sunshine and no call for a jumperContinue reading “More blooming bluebells”

Out and about again

Today’s guest picture is a follow up to the recent guest picture from Dropscone which showed the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct seen from below.  This is the view from above.  Dropscone walked over the aqueduct.  It would need a team of wild horses to get me across. We enjoyed a delightfully sunny day today with the onlyContinue reading “Out and about again”

Involuntary weight loss

Today’s guest picture comes from Sandy’s adventures in Thailand.  They are very thorough there and even elephants have to be washed up after meals. I rose at my usual time and did both vocal and leg exercises before Dropscone arrived for coffee bringing scones with him. I wasn’t feeling very well before he came andContinue reading “Involuntary weight loss”

Rain stopped play

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce who was more adventurous than me and went for an outing in the rain.  His reward was a picture of the Byreburn in full flow over the Fairy Loup. (I have put a little video that he took at the bottom of this post for those whoContinue reading “Rain stopped play”

Night and day

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce and shows his dog, Guthrie considering the pros and cons of a quick swim in the leisure pool  on the Castleholm. The changeable weather came as forecast but luckily for us, all the rain came during the hours of darkness and the day wasContinue reading “Night and day”